Me in 10 seconds
I'm a musician, programmer, writer, entrepreneur, and student — though not in that order.
I'm fascinated with the usable psychology of self-improvement, communication, business, philosophy, and cross-cultural relativism. I love seeing a different point of view.
Total introvert (INTJ). I thrive in solitude.
Minimalist. I prefer giving to getting.
California native. I now live in New Zealand.
Deeply happy and anti-drama, my favorite fable is 塞翁失马.
Official Bragging Bio
Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998.
It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.
In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
In 2011, he moved to Singapore and published a book which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.
His new company is Wood Egg, publishing annual guides to 16 countries in Asia.
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- December 21
- This beautiful short article remembering Milt Olin made me cry again: http://causesandeffectmyyearofgivingdaily.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-final-ride.html
- December 20
- “Why am I here?” http://sivers.org/here
- December 12
- Why my code and ideas are public: http://sivers.org/ws
- December 10
- OK, Milt Olin, I'll start writing again : http://sivers.org/milt
- November 27
- Confirmed I'll be at TED 2014 in Vancouver, and TED Global 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Email me to meet up: email@example.com
- November 11
- 2014 Wood Egg books almost done. Opinions or suggestions for book covers? (License a photo of yours?) http://woodegg.com/covers
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