Derek Sivers

from the book “”:



This book is a collection of my articles from 2007 to 2018. They’re about what’s worth doing, fixing faulty thinking, and making things happen.

During that time I sold my company (CD Baby), moved to Singapore, had a baby, then moved to New Zealand. I was trying to see the world from a new perspective.

The title is “Hell Yeah or No” because that’s one way to decide what’s worth doing. But it’s just one of many tools in here.

I write succinctly because I just want to introduce the ideas. You’ll hopefully them useful without me wasting your time elaborating.

But if you want to hear more thoughts or talk about them, go to the URL posted at the bottom of each chapter. ( There you’ll find many interesting comments about that article, and can post your own.

Or just say hello at

I still reply to every email.

— Derek Sivers, New Zealand, 2019