I generally never recommend any book as ‘must read’ simply because whatever is must-read on my list may not be true for someone who is not interested in my topic. But, some books are inspiring and have potential to give a new perspective in life. I came across one such book which I would like to share. Today, I got an e-mail from AppSumo for a free video course – Derek Sivers shows how he turned his passion into millions. I signed up for the course & watched the first video and was very impressed by him as a person. Here’s that video:
Now, Derek is a person who went from being indie musician to starting the worlds largest independent online music distribution service. He loved what he did so much that when he sold his company, he decided to put the money back into a trust for independent musicians.
More about Derek from his site:
The book I wish everyone of you to read is “Anything You Want – Derek Sivers”. The book accounts the complete journey of Derek about how he achieved his success. The book shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories as it got released. Here’s the description of the book from Amazon:
Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his “accidental” success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multi-million dollar company by following your passion. In Anything You Want, Sivers details his journey and the lessons learned along the way of creating CD Baby and building a business close to his heart. “[Sivers is] one of the last music-business folk heroes,” says Esquire magazine. His less-scripted approach to business is refreshing and will educate readers to feel empowered to follow their own dreams. Aspiring entrepreneurs and others trying to make their own way will be particularly comforted by Sivers straight talk and transparency -a reminder that anything you want is within your reach.
No. of Pages: 88