Wed, 29 June 2011
Before I interviewed CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, I asked my Twitter followers "What questions do you have for @sivers?"
Someone asked "How extensive was his business plan?"
When I asked him that question, he started laughing, because the founding of what would become a multi-million dollar powerhouse in the world of music distribution involved no planning at all.
In fact, as a professional musician Derek only started the company so he could sell his own CDs.
The lessons he learned from "anti-planning" and growing a business that eventually sold for $22 million dollars are summed up in a wonderful new book from The Domino Project called Anything You Want.
I loved Derek's fierce focus on freedom and happiness, two values that resonate with deeply my own business journey.
Enjoy our 30-minute conversation, and pick up Derek's brand new book Anything You Want (which comes with 200 of his favorite songs) on Amazon here. (my affiliate link)
Find out more about Derek at http://sivers.org