Huge Ted Talk: Sold His Co. for $22Million: Derek Sivers [Business, mindset, entrepreneur, disruptors]

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A wonderfully insightful episode today as Rob is joined by American writer, musician and entrepreneur Derek Sivers where they discuss why it is often best to amplify your quirks and weirdness as well as why generosity and the desire to have less in life can make you much happier.


  • When it comes to having the courage to be disliked it is about developing a stance which is to amplify your quirks instead of downplaying them. Set yourself apart from the crowd at every step. It is deeper branding to express yourself loudly, rather than being generic. Amplify what is weird about you.

  • If you are constantly coming up with new ideas every day, by definition you do not have time to execute on all of these ideas. On the contrary, if you have one idea and execute that idea well each and every day over a prolonged period of time, this is likely to be the more successful of all the ideas.

  • There is a place for those ‘wow’ innovations out there, but the majority of successful businesses and entrepreneurs are just doing the humdrum work that has to be done. It is time to get rid of this notion that you need to be a big deal person in order to be successful.

  • If you own a business you can afford to be generous. The businesses that stand out the most are the ones with the most generosity and that are doing more than is necessary. The businesses that we detest are the ones putting their own needs before their clients.

  • The best thing you can do to get anything you want is to want less. Think about the minimum you need in life to be happy. Don’t deny yourself any pleasures, own wonderful things however don’t get too attached to them, understand that they can get taken away from you at any time.



“You will attract those that wish they would or could do the same.”

“They say the difference between genius and just smart is that the genius is the one that sees things that the rest of us can't see.”

“If you’re running a business you are already probably luckier than most people in the world, so you can afford to be generous.”

“Success is whatever makes you feel proud.”


[Business, mindset, entrepreneur, disruptors]







Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor, and property educator. Author of the global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK’s No.1 business podcast “Disruptors”

“If you don't risk anything, you risk everything”


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Derek Sivers is an American writer, musician, programmer and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. In June 2013, Sivers launched his new company, Wood Egg, which published annual guides on how to build companies in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India and many others.

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