Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

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

Updated September 11th, 2022, from New Zealand.

Finished distributing old words. Now writing new words.

I’ve spent the last few years mostly just distributing my words already written. Compiling into books, editing, programming, building systems. But now, with the release of the “Your Music and People” videobook, that work is done.

So, I’ve turned my attention to writing new words. I have so many thoughts and questions to share.

Not scheduling anything at all

Throwing myself back into writing, so I’m not scheduling anything at all, for a while.

Sorry to anyone hoping to schedule a call or interview. Maybe again in a few months.


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

I have a reading queue of over 110 books I’ve bought over the last few years, so please don’t suggest something new. ☺

Loving my son

He’s 10, going on 14. So wonderful, so fun, so playful. Emotionally intelligent, too. We’re so close.

Best relationship I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve spent more time with him than anyone ever, too. (Around 15,000 hours, just one-on-one, me and him.)