I enjoyed the down to earth, clear advice Derek shares. It may be that not everything here applies to what you do specifically but the core of the advice is solid. I know I'll be revisiting the lessons presented here often.
I enjoy entrepreneurial books, science fiction and great craft beer.
I throughly enjoyed this listen. I will replay it often. There is much simple wisdom to be applied to work & life.
I was familiar with Derek's company CD Baby but not with his story. I listened to his two episodes on Tim Ferriss' podcast which is what lead me to his book. It was exactly the perspective I needed.
If you're an entrepreneur and passionate about music, learning and/or unconventional management techniques, this book is definitely worth listening to.
this book is a very interesting story of the company CD Baby. the narrator did a great job of reading. very easy to listen to. there are many lessons that can be learned if you're the type of person that learns from other people and not from experience alone.
Packed with great advice told through simple stories, Derek clearly has beautiful intentions.
A must listen
First, before going into details, I loved the story and have to admit, it is unusual and Bob traditional story if success. The man started a company from scratch and not for profit causes, but out of idealism, to promote music he loves.
As such, you will not find many traditional business tips here as you hear elsewhere. The guy was never into growth, expansion or money and profit was just a side effect of his actions, so we told. He has a strong point... Love what you do. Moreover - love and dedicate yourself to your clients. It seems many business people forget that important fact.
The story is good, well told and worth hearing, especially when you get to the end and understand how special this guy is.
This is a great story and a great book. Told with a rare earnestness and conciseness. I took notes the whole way and can see myself referring back to them often. So many gems in here!
When an author can narrate their own work it's always special. It's the true and definitive translation of mind to matter--at least as far as we humans can communicate our thoughts. Derek has a unique voice, style and humour that's amplified by him telling the story himself.
I loved this book, as both a fellow musician, producer and as someone who want to start a business. As Derek puts it to being a utopian vision of how I want the world to be.
Highly recommend to any and everyone. It'll make you think and if you extrapolate some of the lessons it will challenge how you think about your own, world, life or business.
Very enjoyable. Author has a very likable personality. Encourages reader to focus on what they want and enjoy rather than how to make money.