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 November 11th, 2022, from my home in New Zealand.

Useful not true

I’m fascinated with this subject of choosing beliefs that are useful to me now, not caring if they’re true. For past examples, see “Everything is my fault”, “Assume men and women are the same”, and “I assume I’m below average”.

I’m so fascinated with it, that I think this is my next book, a dive into this subject, so I can learn what others have thought around this, and think deeper about it myself. Reading books on Pragmatism now.

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.

back from Japan trip

On October 11, I found out that Japan opened their borders to tourists again. So I looked at flights, saw a cheap price that left the next day, asked my son if he wanted to go, and he said yes, so we just spent two weeks in Japan together, just me and him, 24/7 exploring. Very sweet, fun, and bonding.


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 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.)