Anything You Want
A short book (90 small pages) about Derek’s experiences in creating and managing a music distribution website, CDBaby. It has a lot of interesting anecdotes and has a “retro” or nostalgic feel to it - the company was founded in 1998 so just before the dot-com bubble. I like the no-bullshit approach and the fact that his first priority was giving value to customers - making money was almost an afterthought.
Don’t expect a very systematic, hands-on tutorial on how to create and sell a startup - this is not what it’s about.
It’s a collection of insightful stories which make you think, and make you smile. A really good read!
Derek sounds like a unique and amazing person, would love to meet him in real life. Find out about him more and read his blog here.