Happy?

Uncommon Sense!

Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby.com really helps put things in a clear perspective. Ignoring the fact he grew it from $0 to selling it for $22 million dollars, he's got amazingly unconventional and simple advice to help any aspiring entrepreneur. None of this esoteric intangible advice. Sivers explains to us that having success as an entrepreneur isn't based on just pure book smarts but true passion for your work.


Highlight points.

  • Learn to identify your goal.
  • Learn how business plans can change quickly.
  • Learn why simplicity works.
  • Learn to incrementally begin executing your idea.
  • See a case study of CD Baby.

Section 1: Intro

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Section 2: Why are You Doing?

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What You Will Learn:

  • Learn to identify your goal.
  • Learn to optimize your activities based on your goal.


Section 3: Nobody Knows the Future

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What You Will Learn:

  • Learn why a complex and thorough business plan does not guarantee success.
  • Learn how business plans can change quickly.



Section 4: Revolution?

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What You Will Learn:

  • Learn why simplicity works.
  • Learn how Derek Sivers defines revolution.



Section 5: If its not a Hit, Switch

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What You Will Learn:

  • Learn to identify a good idea based on the reactions of potential customers.
  • Learn to know when to stop being persistent with a specific idea.



Section 6: Version 0.1

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What You Will Learn:

  • Learn to incrementally begin executing your idea.



Section 7: Idea vs Execution

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What You Will Learn:

  • Learn why it is important to know how to act on an idea.



Section 8: The Most Successful Things We Did at CD Baby

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What You Will Learn:

  • See a case study of CD Baby.
  • Learn how to be personable when in contact with customers.



Additional Links and Resources

Sivers.org

Derek Sivers' Twitter

derek@sivers.org

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