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FTP116: Derek Sivers - Hell Yeah or No

Future Thinkers - February 15, 2020 18:56 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 217 ratings
Our guest in this episode is Derek Sivers, a writer, programmer, entrepreneur and former owner of CD Baby, an online store for independent musicians. We've been waiting to do this interview for a long time, and when Derek re-emerged with the plan to publish three books after a few reclusive ye...

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Derek Sivers | Introversion, World Travel, Writing, Learning, and Retirement

Growth Mindset University - February 10, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 318 ratings
Derek Sivers (@sivers) is a writer, musician, programmer and entrepreneur best known for being the founder of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Sivers started CD Baby by accident in 1997 when he was selling his ...

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How Derek Sivers Built CD Baby & the Wonder that Followed

Don't Keep Your Day Job - December 23, 2019 08:00 - 52 minutes ★★★★★ - 4K ratings
How do you know when to let go of an old dream, and pivot so you can make an even bigger contribution? Derek Sivers, writer, entrepreneur, musician, podcaster, and founder of CD Baby has an unrelenting thirst for new challenges and new growth. He shares how to make the decision to get laser focus...

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Episode 161: Derek Sivers - How Your Actions Reveal Your True Values

Why Not Now? with Amy Jo Martin - November 16, 2019 23:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 242 ratings
Derek Sivers is an author, entrepreneur and founder of CDBaby.   In a world where speed and instant gratification are everything, Derek defines himself as a “slow thinker”. He talks about the importance of slowing down and thinking things through. He also shares his unique perspective on the...

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Thinking Slow with Derek Sivers

Time Off - November 16, 2019 22:24 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 11 ratings
People say that our first reaction is the most honest, but Derek Sivers disagrees.  He believes our first reaction is usually outdated. Either it’s an answer we came up with long ago and now use instead of thinking, or it’s a knee-jerk emotional response to something in your past. By thinking sl...

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#370.5: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions (Repost)

The Tim Ferriss Show - May 11, 2019 16:55 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 10.7K ratings
This episode originally aired in 2015. You can find the show notes of the episode here. “To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a phil...

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#202: Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

The Tim Ferriss Show - November 20, 2016 23:10 - 33 minutes ★★★★★ - 10.7K ratings
Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown (he did the latter to counterbalance being introverted), Derek cre...

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Why I Sold My Business And Gave The Money Away | Derek Sivers, CD Baby | BoS 2010

Business of Software Podcast - October 17, 2016 13:34 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Derek A/B tests his possible talks with the audience before talking about how and why he grew one of the most successful online music distribution businesses in the world. Why did he sell it and why has he given the money away?

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22: Success on Your Own Terms with Derek Sivers

Pivot with Jenny Blake - January 17, 2016 23:48 ★★★★★ - 154 ratings
“To have something (a finished recording, a business, or millions of dollars) is the means, not the end. To be something (a good singer, a skilled entrepreneur, or just plain happy) is the real point. When you sign up to run a marathon, you don’t want a taxi to take you to the finish line.” —...

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#128: Derek Sivers Reloaded - On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs

The Tim Ferriss Show - December 28, 2015 19:58 - 34 minutes ★★★★★ - 10.7K ratings
Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of i...

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Ep 79: Finding Your Voice, Breaking Bad Habits & Thriving with Derek Sivers

Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams - December 22, 2015 21:28 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 175 ratings
Derek Sivers is writer, entrepreneur, programmer, musician, and student. He lived in NYC as a musician before creating and founding CD Baby in 1998. CD Baby eventually went onto be a leading seller of independent music online and he sold the company ten years later, in 2008 for $22 Million. And ...

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#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying "No" to Millions

The Tim Ferriss Show - December 13, 2015 23:33 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 10.7K ratings
Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers (@sivers) created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitab...

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Interview with Derek Sivers - Productive! Magazine #30

Productive Audio Show with Michael Sliwinski - August 06, 2015 17:05 - 29 minutes
In this Productivity audio podcast Michael Sliwinski is trying to help you get more done with less effort thanks to the newest tips, tricks and gadgets that he's constantly testing o himself.

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Interview with Derek Sivers - Productive! Magazine #30

Productive Video Show with Michael Sliwinski - August 06, 2015 17:05 - 29 minutes - Video
In this Productivity video podcast Michael Sliwinski is trying to help you get more done with less effort thanks to the newest tips, tricks and gadgets that he's constantly testing o himself.

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Interview with Derek Sivers - Productive! Magazine #30

Productive Audio Show with Michael Sliwinski - August 06, 2015 17:05 - 29 minutes
In this Productivity audio podcast Michael Sliwinski is trying to help you get more done with less effort thanks to the newest tips, tricks and gadgets that he's constantly testing o himself.

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Interview with Derek Sivers - Productive! Magazine #30

Productive Video Show with Michael Sliwinski - August 06, 2015 16:05 - 29 minutes - Video
In this Productivity video podcast Michael Sliwinski is trying to help you get more done with less effort thanks to the newest tips, tricks and gadgets that he's constantly testing o himself.

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Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby

Frontmatter - January 22, 2014 22:30 - 53 minutes ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
In Leanpub's Frontmatter podcast, we interview authors and special guests about their lives & careers, their areas of expertise and the issues of the moment, and their experiences as writers. Every episode is deeply researched and covers areas that are equally of human interest, general interest,...

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Derek Sivers Talks Publishing Teams and Experimental Business Models

AuthorMBA: Conversations About Book Marketing, Publishing, Author Platforms, and Other Business Strategies for Authors - January 17, 2014 20:35 - 35 minutes ★★★★★ - 20 ratings
Derek Sivers is one of the most imaginative and emphatic entrepreneurs you'll ever meet. He's enjoyed great business and book success due to these qualities, which he is now applying to his new publishing venture, Woodegg. Derek epitomizes the persona of an author entrepreneur as he's used his w...

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Anything You Want - Interview with CD Baby Founder Derek Sivers

Escape from Cubicle Nation Podcast - June 29, 2011 20:37 ★★★★★ - 7 ratings
Before I interviewed CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, I asked my Twitter followers "What questions do you have for @sivers?" Someone asked "How extensive was his business plan?" When I asked him that question, he started laughing, because the founding of what would become a multi-million dollar p...