Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

How to Live” is shipping!

After four years of work, my newest book, “How to Live”, is shipping worldwide.

It’s by far the best thing I’ve ever written. It’s very different than anything you’ve seen from me before. Read the story behind it at

Go to to buy it now.


I finally collected reviews for my three newest books. They’re so heart-warming (and interesting) to read.

They’re posted below the table of contents for…

  1. Your Music and People
  2. Hell Yeah or No
  3. How to Live

Empty calendar

My calendar is completely empty. There is nothing scheduled in my future. Nothing at all. My sole task is to launch “How to Live”.

So, sorry, no phone calls, meet-ups, interviews, or anything else, until this is done.

Living permanently in New Zealand

I moved back to New Zealand in July 2020. I’m really thankful to be here.

This is my only home, now. I’ve let go of Singapore, Oxford, and Portugal. I plan to stay for nine more years until my kid is 18.


I’ve hardly read anything in the last couple years, as I was obsessed with finishing “How to Live”. So I’m reading again. I’ll post my notes here at /book. (Click “newest”, there, to see the new ones.)

I have a reading queue of over 50 books I’ve bought over the last few years, so please don’t suggest something new. ☺

Love love love…

Between my wonderful kid and loving partner, my life is filled with a lot of love.

Updated September 16th, 2021, from Wellington, New Zealand.