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Anything You Want Audiobook

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

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Publisher's Summary

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing?

Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.

They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy.

Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters. It's most of what fabled entrepreneur Derek Sivers learned in ten years of starting and growing a small business, compacted into something you can listen to in an hour and a half. A life worth living starts with knowing your personal philosophy of what makes you happy and what's worth doing.

©2011 Derek Sivers (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    G United States 10-12-11
    G United States 10-12-11
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    "Worth a listen"

    I enjoyed the author's straight forward style and honesty. I appreciated that he shared some of his failures and mistakes as well as his successes.

    The author's narration I found a bit too laid back, and his view a bit Utopian, but that mindset was a critical part of his success.

    A short easy read that is well worth it. You will definitely pick up some good stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Visnja Zeljeznjak Rijeka, Croatia 07-16-11
    Visnja Zeljeznjak Rijeka, Croatia 07-16-11

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    "Inspiring and thought-provoking"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Williams 08-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Quick and helpful, might just run it back..."

    Some great, honest advice. Forthcoming about his successes and mistakes. Worth the purchase price even though short because you will definitely listen again.

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    Lena 08-10-16
    Lena 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    Honest and based on experience. And nice change with a book that takes an alternative view to building a business

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    Roberto 07-19-16
    Roberto 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Will Stoke Your Fire"

    You must have the fire first in order to gain from this book. It's not a step by step how to, but is meant to take your questions and concerns and learn from the authors experience. It's great advice, and has helped give me confidence to continue on my path of starting my own business.

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    Cricent 07-06-16
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    "Best Book ever!"

    This has been the best book I've read/listened in a long time. It goes to prove that you don't have to have a 500-page book in order to impact sombody. This is short, precise and full of values. Kudos to Derek Sivers. I don't know him before reading this book, but after reading, I'm officially a fangirl! Will surely make time to know more about him! He's pure genius!

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    HARSH BANSAL 07-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This is my first audio book I actually finished"

    I loved the way the author put out his entire story. It was one audio book I finished in one sitting.

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    Leonard 07-01-16
    Leonard 07-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Unconventional Advice"

    This book is a nicely distilled collection of wisdoms in only 90 minutes. The story is not only well organized but also will shock you at the end.
    His voice is very catchy and comfortable to listen to. You'll enjoy his voice more than typical audiobook readers.
    I LOVED this one.

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    JC 05-31-16
    JC 05-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Who knew?"

    I've always thought about business in a different way than most. It has also been hard to be told I'm doing things wrong, not normal, and against the ways of the wise. Then, by way of a friend, along came Derek Sivers and his alternate ways of building & running a business. This guy has done the things I do, thinks the way I do and was successful at it all the while at odds with mainstream ways of business practices. Perhaps I will be alright after all, who knew?! Thank you Derek! Thank you very much!!

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    Marlon Williams 05-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    Derek does a great job on this. Reads really interesting.. Can't wait to learn about his new projects..

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  • Lewis Cowles
    4/13/16
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    "Great listen"
    What did you like most about Anything You Want?

    I liked the honesty. I think if you listen you should try to turn off any internal curation or filter for what is said as it's a factual account of someone else life. It doesn't need judgement, it's just very very interesting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anything You Want?

    Talking about how his dad accidentally owned 90% of his business and due to a tax loophole could not discharge the business for less than an independently achieved valuation.


    Have you listened to any of Derek Sivers’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've never even heard of Derek before reading a tweet today. He's engaging, interesting and has a refreshing outlook on life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Personal stories can be so emotive, especially if you listen then your brain starts the what-if process... When Derek fired someone I had to take a moment; it's something I've had to experience and something I've done as a business owner; I really felt for both parties.


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    Really amazing; would recommend to anyone, have already shared the link to a lot of people on facebook.

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  • Peter L.
    3/25/16
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    "Refreshing entrepreneur story"

    Loved this audiobook because the author tells a story of how he grew and sold a company for $20m, but there is none of the typical business advice. Derek silvers didn't care about corporate systems, investors, capitalism or even money. All he cared about was serving a specific group of people and he tells the story of how he did it in his own way. And the story is brilliantly read by the author.

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  • Swift
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    3/15/16
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    "My most listened to business book"
    What did you like most about Anything You Want?

    Easily listened to, no rambling but not rushed.... One of the best business books available because it just tells his story and doesn't waste 5 hours of repetition.... Or more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anything You Want?

    The story of the despatch of the cd on the silk cushion... Brilliant


    What does Derek Sivers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Relaxed honesty


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No bull


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended

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  • Patrick
    2/21/16
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    "Sivers is an inspiration "

    Derek Sivers is a truly inspiring human being. If I were asked, "who springs to mind if you think of success," Derek is that man. This book contains the secrets of that success, and it's all surprisingly simple; all so easy to act upon. It's short, yet dense with insight. Humble, imaginative, honest and charming. Worth listening to again and again and again, especially as it's read so beautifully by the author himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • anonymous
    10/20/11
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    "fun factor"

    Interesting fun narration. like author being honest about his mistakes. you may be able to pick few ideas which would suit your business life

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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