The young man stumbled into an underground cave and found a golden lamp. He rubbed the dirt off the lamp, and a gene named Derek appeared.

“I am Derek Sivers I may grant thee one wish mortal,” he said.

The young man replied. “Anything?”

“Anything You Want.”

Anything You Want is concise with no fluff just as advertised forty lessons in less than ninety-six pages. I only have the Audible version of this book. Listening at 3x speed and thirty-minutes of audio makes it one of the best thirty-minute investments of my life. Derek walks one through his experience with CD Baby, which he later sold and gave all the profits to charity. Derek brings up his geniuses email it will be at the bottom of the post. Some of my favorite tips were do not try to please everyone, the benefits of being lean, and the benefits of proper delegation. Using the pull method is always a wise option too, demand will always require supply. If I keep going I will ruin the book for you; this is a review, not a read-through so I will leave it at that.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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