Anything You Want

Anything You Want : 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

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'I love this book! If you want a true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again, you have it here in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did' Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek

The iconic manifesto on lessons learned while becoming an entrepreneur

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You don't need a visionary master plan, loads of funding or a brilliant team to start a business.

When Derek Sivers started CD Baby, he wasn't planning on building a major business. He was a successful independent musician who just wanted to sell his CDs online. He started in 1998 by helping his friends sell their CDs too. In 2000, he hired his first employee. Eight years later, he sold CD Baby for $22 million.

Sivers didn't need a business plan and neither do you. You don't need to think big; in fact, it's better if you don't. Anything You Want will inspire you to start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don't need the money.

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'Some of the best hours you'll ever spend will be reading Derek Sivers's new book...Anything You Want' Forbes
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 6mm | 67g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241209042
  • 9,324

Review quote

One of the best hours you'll ever spend will be reading Derek Sivers's new book...Anything You Want * Forbes * I love this book! Derek is the entrepreneur's entrepreneur. Just as important, perhaps more so--he is a phenomenal teacher. Whether detailing the fascinating rise of CDBaby, explaining catastrophic (but common) founder mistakes, or teaching me about relational databases in two minutes using analogies, he makes the complex simple. Moreover, he makes it all actionable. If you want a true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again, you have it here in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. -- Tim Ferriss
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About Derek Sivers

Originally a professional musician, Derek Sivers created CD Baby, once the largest seller of independent music on the web. Since 2008, Derek has travelled the world, nurturing creative endeavours, like Muckwork, his newest company where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their 'uncreative dirty work'. Derek writes regularly on creativity, entrepreneurship and music on his blog.
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