Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled (#202)

Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled (#202)

“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown (he did the latter …

Derek Sivers Reloaded – On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs (#128)

Derek Sivers Reloaded – On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs (#128)

By popular demand, this is a follow-up with the amazing Derek Sivers (@sivers)! This episode can be listened to independently of our first popular conversation, and he answers some of my (and your) favorite questions. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, …

Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying "No" to Millions (#125)

Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying "No" to Millions (#125)

“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became …

The Philosophies of Work: A Conversation with Derek Sivers of CD Baby

Derek Sivers is a stud. I thought I’d share the conversation we had at SF MusicTech Summit. Dozens of topics covered include: – Testing asssumptions vs. cheating – PR and reaching out to unreachables – Micro-testing ideas and products: from The 4-Hour Workweek to Trent Reznor – Personal outsourcing for creatives – Filling the void …