In this book, I tell you everything I learned from starting, growing, and selling CD Baby, compressed into an entertaining and useful one-hour read.
No secrets held back, I share the biggest mistakes, keys to its success, and the philosophies behind the big decisions.
Called “40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur”, it’s 10 years of experience in one hour, designed to be immediately usable for your own business or project.
Get the audio, Kindle, or paper book at …
- amazon.com: Kindle - paper - audio - CD
- other E-books: Apple iBooks - Barnes & Noble NOOK
- amazon.ca : Kindle - paper - CD
- amazon.co.uk: Kindle - paper - audio - CD
- amazon.de : Kindle - paper - audio - CD
- amazon.fr : Kindle - paper - audio
- amazon.it : Kindle - paper - audio
- amazon.es : Kindle - paper - audio
- amazon.co.jp : Kindle - paper - audio
- Apple iTunes : audio
- Your local library: ISBN 9781591848264 for the paper book, or 1455821098 for the audio CD.
(NOTE: the audiobook is read by me, and I recommend that version the most.)
“I love this book! Derek is a phenomenal teacher. Whether detailing the fascinating rise of CD Baby, or explaining catastrophic (but common) founder mistakes, he makes the complex simple. Moreover, he makes it all actionable. If you want a true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again, you have it here in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.” -- Tim Ferriss
“Anything You Want is a business book like no other. Derek Sivers built a business a different way, a human way. He did it with no investment and a series of apparently crazy principles. And they work. They worked for him and they might work for you. A brilliant book.” -- Seth Godin
“One of the best hours you’ll ever spend will be reading Derek Sivers’ new book, ‘Anything You Want’.” -- Forbes Magazine
- Ten years of experience in one hour
- What’s your compass?
- Just selling my CD
- Make a dream come true
- A business model with only two numbers
- This ain’t no revolution
- If it’s not a hit, switch
- No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.”
- Just like that, my plan completely changed
- The advantage of no funding
- Start now. No funding needed.
- The co-op business model: share whatever you’ve got
- Ideas are just a multiplier of execution
- Formalities play on fear. Bravely refuse.
- The strength of many little customers
- Proudly exclude people
- Why no advertising?
- And if only 1% of those people…
- This is just one of many options
- You don’t need a plan or a vision
- How do you grade yourself?
- I miss the mob
- You can afford to be generous
- Care about your customers more than about yourself
- Like you don’t need the money
- Customer service is everything
- Every interaction is your moment to shine
- Lose every fight
- Don’t punish everyone for one person’s mistake
- A real person, a lot like you
- You should feel pain when unclear
- The most successful email I ever wrote
- Little things make all the difference
- Delegate or die: the self-employed trap.
- It’s OK to be casual
- Naïve Quitting
- Don’t add your two cents
- Prepare to double
- It’s about being, not having
- The day Steve Jobs dissed me in a keynote
- My $3.3M mistake
- Make it anything you want
- Trust, but verify
- Delegate, but don’t abdicate
- How I knew I was done with my company
- Why I gave my company to charity
- Why you need your own company
- You make your perfect world