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 independent 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 I resonate with deeply on 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) I think you will smile often, as I did throughout the conversation.
Download the mp3 directly here.
Find out more about Derek at http://sivers.org