Anything You Want is a business book written by Derek Sivers that teaches readers how to build a business based on their own unique ideas and values, rather than following the traditional paths of startup or corporate culture. The book is divided into 40 lessons that Sivers learned during the ten years he ran CD Baby, his online music store.
The main themes of the book are independence, commitment, customer service, clarity, and personal relationships. Sivers emphasizes the importance of being independent and committing to your goals, as well as caring for your customers more than yourself. He also stresses the importance of being clear in your writing and never forgetting that everything you do is for your customers.
Sivers also shares his own story of how he started CD Baby and sold it for $22 million after 10 years. He encourages readers to pursue what makes them happy and to never do anything just for the money. He also emphasizes the importance of learning things yourself and trusting but verifying whenever you delegate a role.
Finally, Sivers encourages readers to make their business a reflection of themselves and to create a little universe where they can make all the laws. He also encourages readers to think super-long-term and to fill their senses with what excites them.
What I Liked
Amazing business book that I’ve worked to put into practice. Read the book for free here.
What I Did Not Like
Nothing! It’s A+++