I like this book so much. Short, sincere and very meaningful. A scarce valuable resource in today's digital media world of non-stop interruptions. I have become Derek's fan because of his concisely meaningful communication style.
This book is set to change lives. The way I look at business will never be the same again.
It helped reinforce a clearer intention in me about what I am about to set out to do in this world. It taught me how to look outside of me, and business is about creating my perfect Utopia.
And I hear the message loud and clear: Never forget why I am starting my business. It will definitely keep my focus right in the days of the dawn and the nights of the darkest storm.
I am definitely going to listen to this book a few more times, and plan to buy the hardcover one for collection and reference.
Thank you for a wonderful book, Derek. I can't wait for the next one.
passionate reader & writer
Sivers reminds you that even very successful business people make big mistakes and inspires you to go easy yourself. A failure is not a failure. It's a discovery of yet another way things don't work.
I don't know what the signature does.
In 2008, Derek Sivers, a musician / circus clown sold his business CD Baby for 22 million and donated most of the proceeds.
The story of how he learned to program, built his business, and ran his innovative company is worth the price of the book.
It's a story of success, failure, reinvention, struggles, innovation and practical advice and philosophy that you can use in your own life.
I read this book years ago and some of the lessons still stick with me.
Derek has since gone on to give Ted Talks & appear on the Tim Ferriss Podcast.
Derek's message in this book about being content with what you have and not gripping so hard to accomplishing more is a refreshing look at how to succeed but also how to enjoy the journey even if you don't hit your goals.
it is encouraging to hear of people like Derek who understand happiness is not found in stuff. quick read and inspiring words.
A smart POV on opportunity and making the most of chances while creating the place you want to live in and work. Passion and luck can make dreams come true if you pay attention and put other's need first, as service or product. Very inspiring and on point. Just what I needed to start the year.