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Derek Sivers
Works at MuckWork
Attended Berklee College of Music
Lives in Singapore
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“The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” — Voltaire
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Attention New Zealand: http://tedxwellington.com/blog/2015/05/25/tedxwellington-2015-date-announcement-call-for-speakers-performers/ Looking for interesting ideas, no matter who from. Please sign up soon. I'm curating & coaching.
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Her: “I’ll need a few weeks to process before I’m ready to move on.”
Me: “For you, a few weeks tends to take about a day.”
Her: “Good point.”
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Brought a pot of tea to Paekakariki beach this morning.
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Getting out of a bad place: http://sivers.org/bad
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Thank you. I'm in that bad place now but hope I'm on the road to being better. Your words help. 
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People who say “day job” are my kind of people.
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I sponsored the OpenBSD port of Elixir 1.0.5 & Erlang 18: http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ports/lang/elixir/
OpenBSD source via CVSweb
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3 new book notes: http://sivers.org/book (sort by date to see newest or rating to see best)
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(for programmers) Simplify: move code into database functions: http://sivers.org/pg
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My best friend is a bird. Her boyfriend is a tree. She keeps asking him to fly. But when he can’t, she doesn’t understand why.
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I know more people than I know.
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How did we missed that right? I can't remember all of them unless they standout from the crowd.
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Why I've been quiet online lately: http://sivers.org/boring
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". . .Or do you somehow keep up your obligations to entertain, while doing your “shut up, sit down, and focus” work on the side?. . ."
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Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life.
Introduction
Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby.  

A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Derek started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too.

CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. 

After he won the 2003 World Technology Award, Esquire Magazine's annual "Best and Brightest" cover story said, "Derek Sivers is changing the way music is bought and sold... one of the last music-business folk heroes." 

In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby to focus on his new ventures to benefit musicians, including his new company MuckWork where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their "uncreative dirty work".

His current projects and writings are all at sivers.org.
Bragging rights
3 published TED talks (see links on right)
Education
  • Berklee College of Music
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
helping musicians
Employment
  • MuckWork
    helping musicians, present
  • CD Baby
    1997 - 2008
  • HostBaby
    2000 - 2008
Places
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Currently
Singapore
Previously
Chicago - Portland - London - New York - Santa Monica - Seattle