Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Contact [email protected]

I love hearing from people, so please email me at [email protected] and introduce yourself.

Why? For two reasons:

  1. I love getting to know people around the world. (Many of my best friends and even great loves are people who I met when they emailed to introduce themselves.)
  2. Because I know a lot of people, I can help connect you with someone you should meet.

Yes it’s really me, not an assistant, and I reply to all.

Caveat (read first)

Please read why I can’t answer questions.

If you are wondering my thoughts on a subject, please search my site first:

I’m not doing any public speaking or interviews now, but might soon, so introduce yourself.

I don’t promote. I don’t invest. And I’m not taking on any new projects. But I love to be aware of what you’re doing, even though I can’t get involved or answer questions about it.

So really the main reason to contact me is to introduce yourself, which I hope you do.

My private email list

If you want the announcements and opportunities that I never post publicly, get on my private email list, here:


… or just follow

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I don’t check my social media inboxes. So please just email me instead.