Nov 05, 2017 if that makes uncommon sense, which opened on nov. Lessons learned from starting, building, and selling cd baby. Anything you want is the story of derek sivers journey to building his successful business cd. But i am guessing you will want to as there a some pretty. Derek challenges conventional business thinking and turns a lot of assumptions on their heads. Why complex life is uncommon in the universe by peter d. Uncommon sense bob anderson founder and ceo the leadership circle uncommon sense recently, while giving an interview, the interviewer asked me, isnt leadership just a matter of common sense.
A fine summary of the other books on the subject of performance, deliberate practice, mastery, willpower, etc. Anything you want summary derek sivers sivers didnt stay out wanting to be an entrepreneur. Weve all heard about the importance of persistence. Whenever you buy one of my books, join the habits academy, or otherwise. The little book of common sense investing by john c. I first bumped into derek via appsumo when they shared his little video course uncommon sense. This is my book summary of anything you want by derek sivers. Derek sivers on developing confidence, finding happiness, and.
Subtitled 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur, the book consists of 40 different one or twopage anecdotes with a clear purpose or takeaway. Anything you want by derek sivers its not what you think. After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but derek sivers says its better to keep goals secret. Animated videos for the book anything you want by derek sivers. A quick glance and common sense should tell you if the numbers will work. Startup videos from derek sivers innovations of the future. Anything you want by derek sivers book summary in anything you want, author derek sivers highlights the main lessons learned. This summary also includes key lessons and important passages from the book. The title causes someone to think of some sort of name it and claim it gospel or a how to guide to accumulate mass amounts of whatever you want. Popular books summarized in 3 sentences or less this page shares a full list of book summaries i have compiled during my reading and research. Brain pickings has a free sunday digest of the weeks most interesting and inspiring articles across art, science, philosophy, creativity, childrens books, and other strands of our search for truth, beauty, and meaning. When derek sivers started cd baby, he wasnt planning on building a major business. The 2015 world domination summit was the biggest and best audience ive ever had.
Derek sivers things we read enjoy books that matter. We aim to inspire in you a lifetime pursuit of learning. Business lessons from the bestselling book anything you want. The book didnt sell brilliantly when he wrote it, but that didnt stop him writing books.
Apr 17, 2016 if thats true, then derek sivers is a cross between yet another buddhist monk and tim ferriss, with the same creative approach to life and experimental entrepreneur mindset, but another two levels quieter. Then i sat down and learned it, with no programming experience. Hes published 34 books, including anything you want. It is one of the books that i read again each year. When no one would help him do it, he set out on his own and built an online store from scratch. Sep 10, 2017 a quick glance and common sense should tell you if the numbers will work. I was stunned by his super calm, witty, intuitive and dead simple suggestions. Derek sivers built and sold, which was a revolutionary at the time, and also by accident business that helped independent artists tap into the internet to reach their. Derek just came out with a simple, highly readable book called anything you want.
How derek sivers, the founder of cd baby, now the largest online distributor of independent music in the world, started the company. Uncommon sense entrepreneur lessons learned from starting, building, and selling cd baby. When youre onto something great, it wont feel like revolution. He was a musician and simply starting by solving his own problem of selling his music, a pain shared by his peers. Derek sivers is a great guide to finding out what you are good at.
It was from these postgrad experiences that i realized maybe i dont hate reading. If you havent read those others, this would be a good starting book for you. Im a marketing consultant for tech companies who loves the worlds wild places. Derek sivers is an american entrepreneur best known for being the founder and former president of cd baby, an online cd store for independent musicians. Design your utopia anything you want by derek sivers. Uncommon sense by derek sivers 8 parts all of my business advice for entrepreneurs. Derek sivers promises that his slim book anything you want is a one hour read that summarizes 10 years of his entrepreneurial experience into 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur. Jul 19, 2016 book anything you want derek sivers kurt. I just couldnt put it down and ended up finishing this 100 page book in one sitting. Goodreads members who liked anything you want also liked. If thats true, then derek sivers is a cross between yet another buddhist monk and tim ferriss, with the same creative approach to life and experimental entrepreneur mindset, but another two levels quieter. My notes on anything you want by derek sivers my personal philosophys business is not about money. And he shares his book notes on his blog with a corresponding ratingwhich i also put up here on my site. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.
My notes are informal and often contain quotes from the book as well as my own thoughts. Subscribe for monthly updates on the best bits from the best books. Most recommended books is a participant in the amazon services llc associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to. But revolution is a term that people use only when youre successful. Think of him as a philosopherking programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster.
Anything you want by derek sivers book notes krish shroff. Derek was also the brains behind a company called cd baby. You can follow the beaten path and call yourself an entrepreneur or you can blaze your own trail and really be one. It comes in under an hour if you dont take notes and dont stop to think about things. The book is designed to be read in only an hour, but it is jampacked with unique advice from sivers, the founder of cd baby. Success comes from persistently improving and inventing, not from persistently doing whats not working. Uncommon sense by derek sivers i miss the mob from derek sivers on vimeo. Find books like anything you want from the worlds largest community of readers. If you think revolution needs to feel like war, youll overlook the importance of simply serving people better. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. His writing is a reminder of what the genius sculptor auguste rodin said to thomas rilke when the latter was struggling.
When people ask derek what he does, how does he like to reply. I have tried to summarize each book on this page in just three sentences, which i think is a fun way to distill the main ideas of the book. Derek sivers has 37 books on goodreads with 322 ratings. Dereks approach to business is very unconventional but makes a lot of sense. Here i share my adventures, the books im reading, and what im thinking. Its where you design continue reading anything you want by derek sivers.
Anything you want anything you want audiobook, by derek sivers. Derek sivers shares his top tips for success the unconventional waynot that success will look any. Anything you want by derek sivers summary what you will learn. Derek sivers is behind one of the most important lessons on leadership on the web. Sivers stresses the importance of creating a business out of passion and being generous as a business.
Why most small businesses dont work and what to do about it by michael e. How it became so big though he didnt want it to grow. I finished this guys book and at the very end of the book, he actually dropped his email address and said, id love to hear your thoughts. Derek sivers is a guy who explains he accidentally started a new business. Anything you want by derek sivers really packs a punch for a book thats under a hundred pages long. I read this entire book out loud to my boyfriend on a car trip. Its full of anecdotes about derek s time starting his own business, which is cd baby. After being quoted in many books, the guy who coined deliberate practice, and spent his career studying just that, finally writes his own take on it. This is the talk that a few different conferences paid the big bucks to have me do inperson.
Uncommon sense for 21st century living about articles book infographics 11 ted talks that will change your life. He shares the lessons he learned along the way, some controversial and all actionable. Anything you want pdf book summary by derek sivers. This is something we often do to pass the time i love to read, he likes to listen it works. Jun 21, 2011 anything you want by derek sivers its not what you think. Also, the book is published through the domino project by seth godin. This might sound barely relevant to the oss industry but there is an uncommon clarity in the way that sivers views businesses, customers and.
Hey random house, i want to pitch you an idea for a business book based on starting my own company, hiring lots of people. A real person, a lot like you from derek sivers on vimeo. But i dont like repeating myself, so i hit record in the. Out of the box thinking for an in the box world cochrane, peter on. Conference presentations talks from other conferences, all subjects. How we understand what others think, believe, feel, and want by nicholas epley. But ive already loved the talent code, the little book of talent, moonwalking with einstein, talent is overrated. Cd baby founder derek sivers unpacks his entrepreneurial mindset in this amazing series of videos. Sivers explains that if a customer can sense that the business is only doing it for the money, then they are instantly put off. Success comes from consistently improving and inventing. Books recommended by derek sivers bookadvice reading list. Its about making dreams come true for others and for yourself making a company is a great way to improve the world while improving yourself when you make a company, you make a utopia.
Derek siverss most popular book is anything you want. An uncommon list of oss books passionate about oss and bss. View notes anythingyouwantby derek sivers book summary. I had to copy cgibin perl scripts out of a book, but after three months of hard work, i had a buy now button on my website. Tim ferriss, ryan holiday, simon sinek, derek sivers what do they all have in common. But ive read all the books that this one references, so this had nothing new for me. Anything you want is his book with 40 gems of advice to entrepreneurs, based on his success in creating, growing, and eventually giving away. So instead of something untested, i did this talk from 2011, which goes with my 2011 book, just rereleased that month. Philosophies on life and business, 7 chapters from my book, turned into short little animations. Today, i want to share with you another one of the books that made me.
Uncommon sense what would happen if you finally decided to listen to that inner voice and follow your passion, what new opportunities would be awaiting. In an effort to do so, twr is exclusively collecting top book list recommendations and a personal reason why it was recommended by famous, interesting and influential people. These are some of my favorite ted talks of alltime, guaranteed to inspire. What got you there is a podcast that focuses on the journey behind some of the worlds most successful people, uncovering the strategy, tactics, and routines that helped them get there.
If you have some favorites of your own that are not listed here, you may add them in the comments below. If youre onto something great, it wont feel like a revolution, till feel like uncommon sense. Before i could get this article published, the book has climbed from a 12,000 ranking on amazon to about 1,000. He has compiled his business philosophy in a small book called anything you want. When youre on to something great, it wont feel like revolution. Uncommon sense 11 ted talks that will change your life. As the reach of diversity continues to expand, its. Sep 23, 2012 i also read a few books here and there so malcolm gladwell and also watched quite a few instructional videos e.419 913 338 687 566 584 431 1104 1544 141 862 1010 723 786 808 854 150 454 751 319 301 1494 1258 1355 963 482 339 90 852 115 64 1404 68 1573 1078 507 44 1155 48 842 1459 927 1024 1027 303 1056