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 June 13th, 2022, from New Zealand.

My best book ever, “How to Live”, is done

After four years of work, my masterpiece, “How to Live”, is done.

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.

Refactoring my code

Re-writing my main Ruby and PostgreSQL code that runs my web apps (and life). Cleaning up and improving.


I’ve started writing seriously again. Four hours a day.

Preparing to record

I’ve avoided doing any interviews for the last two years. But I’ve got my recording booth and my microphone ready, so soon I’ll be ready to record podcast interviews again.


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. ☺

Inchword translation tools public

Four years ago, I started building online tools to help people translate my books. The web app has been used by over 300 translators, editors, and reviewers, to translate my books into thirty languages.

But the tools never had a name. Now they do. Inchword. (A play on “inchworm”.)

It’s not a business, and probably never will be. So this is really just me making my tools public.

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 eight more years until my boy is eighteen.

Autumn just ended. Winter has begun.