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Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur | [Derek Sivers]

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

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.
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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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    Visnja Zeljeznjak Rijeka, Croatia 07-16-11
    Visnja Zeljeznjak Rijeka, Croatia 07-16-11 Member Since 2014

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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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    Pandurang Yachwad Charlotte 07-15-15
    Pandurang Yachwad Charlotte 07-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly recommended"

    Great book and story telling. Much inspiring story and lessons to learn for new entrepreneurs

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    Pedro Amaral De Avila Brasil, SP 07-06-15
    Pedro Amaral De Avila Brasil, SP 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredibly amazing"

    New way of thinking, completely out of the box!!! 10 years of knowledge perfecly resumed in 1h30m.

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    felix r acevedo 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Thank you!!!"

    Thank you so much for your time in helping people. It's very rare to meet people like you. I believe when you do, it is contiguous and a life changer. Thank you once again!

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    Hong 07-01-15
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    "What a fun morsel!"

    I liked the little vignettes but really liked the performance by the author. Would recommend to anyone interested in the workings of a small one-man shop that, against all intentions, grew to a $20-million business. Neat little life pro tips too.

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    Will L. 05-28-15
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    "Awesome"

    Being a small business owner myself and trying to find value in business while staying true to one's self AND how to install a mindset of customer first, ahead of personal wealth is golden and so eloquently shared by Derek . A nugget to cherish amongst the millions of crappy superficial business jargon books.

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    AKR 04-11-15
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    "Inspiring story!"

    Refreshing and inspiring perspective on starting a business with valuable lessons learned. Entertaining and easy to digest, I often give this as a gift.

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    AnRb Seattle,WA USA 03-16-15
    AnRb Seattle,WA USA 03-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Must read for all entrepreneurs"

    Loved the book. A very quick listening. Loved how he split his advices into 40 small chapters. Will recommend anyone who is self employed.

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    Dave H Los Angeles 02-22-15
    Dave H Los Angeles 02-22-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A great story"

    I really enjoyed this book. I've been reading Derek's blog for a while but didn't know the complete story of CD Baby. It was a wonderful story. I will listen to this again for sure.

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    Ramón 01-21-15
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    "It's easy to understand and entertaining"

    Being successful and let go of your company isn't easy at first; knowing what you want makes the difference, excellent human being my best wishes!

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