Derek Sivers, is a kind of a reluctant entrepreneur, circus-clown musician turned author.
In 1998, Derek created CD Baby by helping his friends sell their CDs. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians.
In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He went to speak at the TED Conference, for 3 times in 2010 (which is unheard of), with more than 18 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which I love so much.
In this conversation, we spoke about:
- What Derek loves about Singapore
- Things he learnt about sex
- How and when to use “feeling” when making decisons
If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video.
Models by Mark Manson
How To Hypnotise Simon Pegg – Derren Brown
How We Decide by John Lehrer
Why you need a database by Derek Sivers
My loss by Derek Sivers
Sum by David Eagleman
Art of selfishness by Derek Sivers
Meng Weng Wong