Millionaire Interview: Derek Sivers – Founder of CDBaby and author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Derek Sivers

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Derek Sivers – Founder of CDBaby and author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Derek founded CDbaby the largest online distributor of independent music and sold it a few years ago to DiscMakers for $22 million. He also created a viral TED talk called “How to Start a Movement” which displayed a one lone nut dancing at a concert, and the movement that happened from the first follower. He has a successful blog at and a new book entitled “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur”

Check out his book just released today: Anything You Want

Here are his great TED Talk Videos:

Here are amazing interviews of Derek:

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast:

Check out to find out more from Derek.

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16 responses

  • A great interview that became a fantastic interview in the last 20 minutes. Thanks.

    • Thanks Mike! So glad you enjoyed it. šŸ™‚

  • Just have to tell you how much I enjoyed the interview with Derek Sivers. You did such a good job of asking the right questions.

    This is my first time here. I follow Justine Musk’s blog and clicked on her Tweet about your blog. So glad I did.

    • So glad you enjoyed it! I had no idea Justine had tweeted about it, even though I follow her! Thanks for letting me know, and for the wonderful compliment. šŸ™‚

  • Hi Jaime,

    Your interview with Derek is not only inspirational, but very motivational. You gave an outstanding presentation bringing out the very best in Derek. Thanks for making it possible. I am now a fan of your Eventual Millionaire site.

    • Thanks for the wonderful compliments Robert! So happy that the interview was able to impact you. I love hearing that šŸ™‚ Have a Happy Sunday!

  • Hi Jamie,

    I’m an avid listener of your podcasts. They entertain me on my long comute to work and motivate me as I begin planning my startup. Thanks for that!! Thank you also for this great interview with Derek…. I really related to him. He is truely inspirational.

    Kepp up the great work. A lot of us really appreciate it.



    • Thanks Stuart! I love listening to other podcasts during long drives too, so it’s awesome to know you are listening to me on yours.
      Best of luck on your new venture!

  • this is getting as addictive like listening to smart passive income thanks Jaime really enjoy your blog

    • Thank you so much! Love Pat and his work, so that’s a huge compliment! šŸ™‚

  • Love Derek. I often refer to myself as the “crazy shirtless dancing guy”…referencing his TED talk on How to Start a Movement.

    I love all of his TED talks. This was a good interview because I never knew much of his background either.

    • Thanks for the TED talks link!

  • This was a great interview by far.

  • Jaime, you gave me this listen as homework. Wow. I started listening to your show last year, and I had not gone back far enough in your archives for this gem. Holy crap. I went back and read through the transcript after listening to the audio. Amazing interview. Great energy from you both. Woowoo warning: the energy of the messages are as palpable today, in 2014 as they were when this interview took place; thank you for suggesting I come back to this for clarity of what I need to do with my business. PS: I’m making my kids and husband listen to it too.

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