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.
Great practical stories that help encourage your journey as an entreprenuer or for just connecting to what you were made to do. Enjoyed your story Derek!
I've listened to this twice in the last 48 hours and will probably do it again tomorrow. It's short and sweet but packed full of great insights for how to operate your business and possibly your life. Also a great listen for new entrepreneurs (like myself) who are looking for a positive kick in the pants to get motivated and start doing the thing you've always wanted to do! His ideas are very non-traditional but in my opinion are exactly what you need to stand out in the world and become successful...
Derek is awesome. The nuggets of wisdom in this short story are priceless. His views on life, business and decision making will help anyone improve.
Awesome to the ground story and life lessons of a solopreneur at heart. Really motivating for someone who wants to start his own business doing something he loves.
This straightforward, unassuming, and brief book is something like a list of business proverbs illustrated by stories from the author's experience founding and growing CD Baby. I appreciate Derek's common sense approach - it frequently produces tasty nuggets of uncommon wisdom. Super cool book with tons of value. I recommend it.
Love the real life lessons and fluff-less nature. Wish many 'nice' books have this same brevity and are fluff-less. Will definitely be recommending to others.