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Derek Sivers
Works at MuckWork
Attended Berklee College of Music
Lives in Singapore
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Switch strategies : http://sivers.org/switch
The directions to get you anywhere include a few turns.
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A month ago I announced the /now page movement, where many personal websites are adding a “/now” page to answer the question, “What are you focused on now?”
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'Tis a wonderful idea, Derek, and I thank you for passing it along and inspiring me to create my own /now page. Even aside from the new traffic, I do think it helps me focus on what I should be doing... now.
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See http://nownownow.com/ : home of the /now pages. Fun to browse. So many interesting ones.
list of URLs with a /now page
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The /now page movement : http://sivers.org/nowff
Derek Sivers home, blog, projects
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Relax for the same result : http://sivers.org/relax
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Answered 4778 emails in the past 30 days. Learned a lot. Time to start writing publicly again.
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I've been answering about 150 emails a day for the last 30 days. Did 250 today. Each one with big questions about life/career/etc. Oh my.
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I almost sent an email to you once. Then I deleted it because in the process of writing it, I figured out the answer myself :)
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This is probably the best talk I've ever done: http://chrisguillebeau.com/derek-sivers/ (40 minutes)
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Everyone with a /now page gets a profile: http://nownownow.com/ Click any (+) then keep browsing. So fascinating. Can't tear myself away.
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If you liked my “Keep your goals to yourself” TED talk (https://youtu.be/V68SMFrpFt8), you’ll love this: https://youtu.be/V68SMFrpFt8
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What happened when a guy in Guatemala read my book and emailed me: https://medium.com/@chrsaravia/the-internet-contacting-your-idols-and-being-grateful-51a108d28aed
We live in truly amazing times. This is a recent personal story to make you see what I mean.
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I learned guitar then shared that online, now I lost fat and improved health and share my advice/recipes online (plant based). I've reached out to plant-based doctors and many of my idols have agreed to do Skype interviews which was a thrill.  I now share my investment experience/building an online following. A friend has a quote "Seek. Sense. Share." Seems to be what many of us like doing the most!
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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