Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Home routine

I’m in a little 2-bedroom house in Oxford, England, with my son, where we’re drawing, reading a lot, playing frisbee, making Lego, walking in the nearby woods, practicing math, and more. All of it offline.

Around 5:30 every morning I go for a 6-mile 90-minute walk around Port Meadow, by the horses, cows, geese, and ruins of Gostow Abbey. I bring a trash bag with me and pick up trash as I walk.

Finished podcast interviews

I did 56 interviews in the last few months — about four per week — and after my last one, last night, I’m done for a while. I’m saying no to all interviews, now.

It was time-consuming, taking 3-6 hours per day to prepare and record, but it was really stimulating. The interviewers’ questions led me to write for 2-4 hours per day, to find an interesting angle on those topics before we speak.

See them at and bookmark that page to see the new ones appear as I get them transcribed. It will take a couple more months for all of them to be released.

Or subscribe to my podcast to hear them automatically when posted. Use Apple, Spotify, Overcast, YouTube, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, or Google.

I think their questions and my answers will become my next-next book after “How to Live”.


Programming a few web apps needed for my new books: for translators, reviewers, editors, and myself to manage it all. Also a store to sell the books on my site.

Finishing “How to Live

Many hours a day, finishing the book I’ve been most excited about for the last two years.

It’s coming together really well. I think it’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done.

But more about that, later.

Updated June 2nd, 2020, from Oxford, England.