Derek Sivers is one of the most fascinating guests we've ever interviewed. He is part philosopher, part programmer, a master teacher, and a best selling author. Derek started as a professional musician and circus clown, and went on to create CD Baby,...
Derek Sivers is one of the most fascinating guests we've ever interviewed. He is part philosopher, part programmer, a master teacher, and a best selling author. Derek started as a professional musician and circus clown, and went on to create CD Baby, the largest seller of independent music online. The company had with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million and gave all the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He's published 34 books, including 'Anything You Want.' Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday, Simon Sinek, Derek Sivers… what do they all have in common? When people ask Derek what he does, how does he like to reply? Derek has a lack of interest in the "existing game". Why, and where does that stem? Derek has always had an uncommon approach to life. How does he set his day? What did the circus teach Derek about being useful in business and life? Kurt Vonnagut said, "You are what you pretend to be be." What is Derek pretending to be? The means of creating an identity or an alter ego? Kimo Williams and why the standard pace for learning is for chumps When was the last time Derek challenged the pace of learning? Lesson from Tarlton The adding mindset is deeply ingrained. What has Derek removed in the last 100 days? The philosophy of hell yeah or no! Easy choices, hard life or hard choices, easy life. What is the hardest choice that's had a profound impact on Derek? Derek's sense of auditory learning How does Derek personally curate his learnings? Derek thrives in solitude. What does solitude bring him? Can we expand our sense of home? Derek's directives LINKS Derek Sivers website https://sivers.org
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