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4.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Derek Sivers Narrator: Derek Sivers Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781455821136
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HIS STORY IS YOUR STORY.

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing?

Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own.

They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy.

Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters. It's most of what fabled entrepreneur Derek Sivers learned in ten years of starting and growing a small business, compacted into something you can listen to in an hour and a half.

A life worth living starts with knowing your personal philosophy of what makes you happy and what's worth doing.

LET'S GET STARTED.

Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 2/15/2014

    " A quick and inspiring read from the founder of CDBaby and one of my entrepreneurial heroes. Some great nuggets of wisdom here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Arvela | 2/2/2014

    " Great little book on optimizing for happiness. A short and enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberto Estreitinho | 1/28/2014

    " A wonderful life lesson by someone who made business work through generosity, trust and commitment to the right things. Sivers makes us travel through his curious journey with CD Baby and what he learned in the process, which helps us see the practical application of those same lessons and not just the "how to" of things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/15/2013

    " Another pithy read. However, his story was interesting and it only took about an hour to get though it. He seems to enjoy his life and encourages you to do the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Barker | 12/14/2013

    " a great & very inspiring book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Temme | 12/13/2013

    " Love this book! Inspirational. I got it on audio too so I could hear it again and again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bassam Tarazi | 12/7/2013

    " Can read in one sitting. An amazing look into the start of a multi-million dollar business by someone who always cared about the people more than the money "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Geschke | 11/21/2013

    " GREAT book, can be read in one sitting. Very motivational. I love the way Derek thinks, his writing style is easy to read and gets the point across without belaboring the topics. I recommend this as an exceptional choice for anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Bolton | 11/4/2013

    " Good quick read that doesn't claim too much, just sheds light on how Derek Sivers has done things the last 15 or so years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lain | 10/23/2013

    " Take everything you thought you knew about business and drop it in the ocean. Then come back and read this book by CD Baby founder Derek Sivers. He'll tell you why he wanted to keep his company small, how to decide what to cross off your list, and more. Short and sweet, and full of quotable nuggets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amir | 10/18/2013

    " Sivers writes well and sincerely, great quick read, no reason not to read this if you have a few hours and thinking business, happiness etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt Sokol | 10/10/2013

    " Not bad, but this is just a book version of his older "Uncommon Sense" youtube video series. The book is worth reading but I think I'd recommend the videos more. Then again, there's some new stuff in the book and it is very short so there's no harm in doing both. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Dingle | 10/7/2013

    " This book is unpretentious and sincere. It's just as long as it needs to be - enough to digest in an afternoon - and is a must-read for entrepreneurs or anyone in need of a reality check. Awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Gordon | 9/28/2013

    " Similar to Re:Work, maybe slightly superior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 8/30/2013

    " Quick, easy, very inspirational read -- particularly for entrepreneurs. Love Derek's story and fierce commitment to happiness, simplicity and doing what's best for his customers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 5/19/2013

    " Loved it! What a wonderful approach to business and making customers happy. I loved his humor, candor, and dogged focus on what would make him happy in his business - not what would make him money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helmut Granda | 3/22/2013

    " Simple and straight to the point invaluable advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Olson | 1/20/2013

    " A business exists for its customers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 10/21/2012

    " Short book. Derek Sivers used a hippy-capitalist approach when starting CDBaby - to promote Indie bands online - then essentially gave his company to charity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 8/2/2012

    " Lots of good lessons here, but to be taken with a grain of salt because of Mr. Sivers admitted naivete in some areas. Nonetheless, a quick, fun, and inspiring business book, with a great focus on customer-centricity. The bit about fancy desks "not helping musicians" I liked especially. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/18/2012

    " A lot of good gems in this book about entrepreneurship, though very short. The author is proud that you can read this book in an hour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/18/2011

    " Similar to ReWork. Great read with good ideas for those who work in small businesses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darrin Holst | 8/22/2011

    " A really short read, but a great story and a lot of lessons to learn in there. "

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About the Author
Author Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby, which was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100 million in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. He won a 2003 World Technology Award and was featured in Esquire Magazine’s annual “Best and Brightest” for his work. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby to focus on his new ventures to benefit musicians, including his new company MuckWork.