Derek Sivers Entrepreneur Guide

If you have never heard of Derek Sivers before, you are going to love this. He is the founder of, who built the company from nothing, then sold it for millions and instead of buying a luxury yatch and living the life of O’Reilly, stuck the lot into a trust to help musicians.

Now he travels the world delivering what, to me, is the ultimate message in running a company, managing people and, well, basically having a good time instead of the typical Urgent/Important Headless Chicken Syndrome.

So, do go take a look at what he has to say here

Quentin Pain

My earliest ambition was to become a rockstar (my band once backed The Waves who went on to win the Eurovision Song Contest). Unfortunately I decided to start a business to support my rock star dream, and as luck would have it, the business took off big time and the rock star dream died. I was 23. By the time I reached 50, my total business count was 6. The last one was Accountz that went from zero to 36,000 customers in 6 years. I now run ProofMEDIA Ltd and my specialism is copy that wins trust, engagement and long term sales. I'm also a published author (including a Dummies title), have won many awards including the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year, and am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.