Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

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

“Your Music and People” and “Hell Yeah or No” books released

Only available directly through me for the next few months, then I’ll put it into stores (Amazon, Audible, etc) after that. Click for…

The books are just arriving from the printer next week, and shipping to everyone.

Moved back to New Zealand

I moved to New Zealand in 2012. Then in 2019 I moved to Oxford England for a year and a half, intending to raise my kid there for 10 years. But then, 2020, you know. Schools closed. My kid couldn’t play with other kids. I couldn’t travel. So… back home to my favorite country again!

I moved back to New Zealand in July this year, and it’s like 2019 here. Practically Covid-free. Everything is open with no restrictions, including schools so my kid is having a blast playing with kids all day every day. I’m really thankful to be here. I’m based in Wellington. If you want to meet up, email me.

I’m de-internationalizing. I had made Singapore, England, and Portugal my home (and not or) in the last few years and still had many ties to America. But this move to New Zealand feels very long-term, so I’m shutting bank accounts, renouncing resident visas, and simplifying my life. Closing options.

Finishing “How to Live

Many hours a week, finishing the book I’ve been most excited about for the last two years.

It’s coming together really well. I think it’s by far the best thing I’ve ever done.

But more about that, later.


Updated October 31st, 2020, from Wellington, New Zealand.