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Derek Sivers

After making a living as a professional musician, Derek Sivers went looking for ways to sell his own CD online and ended up creating CD Baby, once the largest seller of independent music on the web with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients. Since 2008, Derek has traveled the world and stayed busy creating and nurturing creative endeavors, like Muckwork, his newest company where teams of efficient assistants help musicians do their "uncreative dirty work." Derek writes regularly on creativity, entrepreneurship, and music on his blog: http://sivers.org/.

The Best 5 Books on Derek Sivers

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Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

You can follow the beaten path and call yourself an entrepreneur or you can blaze your own trail and really be one.

When Derek Sivers started CD Baby, he wasn’t planning on building a major business. He was a successful independent musician who just wanted to sell his CDs online. When no one would help him do it, he set out on his own and built an online store from scratch.

He started in 1998 by helping his friends sell their CDs. In 2000, he hired his first employee. Eight years later, he sold CD Baby for $22 million.

Sivers didn’t need a business plan, and neither do you. You don’t need to think big; in fact, it’s better if you don’t. Start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don’t need the money.
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Anything You Want by Derek Sivers (Jun 29 2011)

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers (Jun 29 2011)
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Thailand 2014: New Information and Cultural Insights Entrepreneurs Need to Start a Business in Thailand

Thailand has been going through a period of political divisiveness, as noted by recent protests. That said, the currency (Thai baht) remains strong, the middle class is booming, and investors are flocking to the region.

If you've been thinking about starting a business in Thailand, the Wood Egg Thailand startup guide will be your go-to reference manual.

Each year we hire 3 researchers (at least one local and one foreigner who live in Thailand), a native English-speaking in-country writer, and an editor, to bring you insights from multiple perspectives.

Our researchers spend over 200 hours interviewing local business people, politicians, and citizens who regular foreigners would never have access to. This is 200+ hours you will save to hit the ground running. (Bonus: When you register your eBook at WoodEgg.com you get access to all of our raw research and interviews.)

In the 2014 Wood Egg Thailand startup guide you will learn:

* What these internal conflicts mean for your business (and why they might not affect you at all). (Page 40)

* Why crumpling a bank note could get you in trouble. (Page 42)

* Why being a farang (foreigner) works to your benefit. (Page 85)

* Save time and headaches by using one of our recommended serviced apartments for short term stays in Bangkok, Phuket. or Chiang Mai. (Page 117)

* What is causing smart, young employees to break out on their own? This could be the key to keeping quality talent on staff. (Page 150)

* When "no" means "no" and when it doesn't. This can have serious implications in any negotiation. (Page 160)

* Most foreigners cannot own 100% of a Thai company (but here are the exceptions). (Page 210)

* The only way to find good local talent to work for you. (Page 249)

* Follow these steps when opening a bank account if you want the process to go smoothly. (Page 270)

All of this along with hundreds of other insights. All told you'll get the painstakingly researched answers to over 200 questions (over 300 pages!) about country, culture, life, and business in Thailand.

If you're looking to do business in Thailand you won't find a more complete, up-to-date, guide.

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Hong Kong 2014: New Information and Cultural Insights Entrepreneurs Need to Start a Business in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the #2 destination in Asia for ease of doing business and one of the world's leading financial centers. It is in the "business of business" so it's no wonder so many foreign companies launch or open branches in Hong Kong.

If you've been thinking about starting a business in Hong Kong, the Wood Egg Hong Kong startup guide will be your go-to reference manual.

Each year we hire 3 researchers (at least one local and one foreigner who live in Hong Kong), a native English-speaking in-country writer, and an editor, to bring you insights from multiple perspectives.

Our researchers spend over 200 hours interviewing local business people, politicians, and citizens who regular foreigners would never have access to. This is 200+ hours you will save to hit the ground running. (Bonus: When you register your eBook at WoodEgg.com you get access to all of our raw research and interviews.)

In the 2014 Wood Egg Hong Kong startup guide you will learn:

* Don't ignore this rule of thumb for business mindset in Hong Kong. (Page 138)

* The top 6 places to find and network with other entrepreneurs. (Page 74)

* 3 reasons you should consider getting a local partner (even though you don't have to). (Page 201)

* Why you must follow this strategy to build trust with locals. (Page 164)

* Our curated list of 11 comfortable apartments to stay for short term visits to Hong Kong. (Page 101)

* What major conflicts in Hong Kong could affect your business. (Page 38)

* How to find (and keep) top talent in Hong Kong. (Page 251)

* What you need to know when looking for an English-speaking accountant. (Page 233)

* The simple steps you need to follow to quickly set up a bank account in Hong Kong. (Page 277)

* What industry is expected to hit $90 Billion HKD by 2018 (and what other industries are ripe for growth). (Page 294)

All of this along with hundreds of other insights. All told you'll get the painstakingly researched answers to over 200 questions (over 300 pages!) about country, culture, life, and business in Hong Kong.

If you're looking to do business in Hong Kong you won't find a more complete, up-to-date, guide.

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Sigue tu pasión (Gestión del conocimiento) (Spanish Edition)

A través del relato de su propia experiencia creando una empresa de la nada que creció exponencialmente, el autor va dando una serie de consejos imprescindibles para cualquier emprendedor. Se trata de un libro breve, escrito con mucho humor y que encierra muchísima sabiduría que se irá extractando a lo largo de varias relecturas.

Un verdadero manifiesto sobre el arte de emprender y una guía clara a la vez
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IF YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DEREK SIVERS, YOU CAN FIND HIM ON HIS Website, Facebook , Twitter , Instagram AND Youtube