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Derek Sivers: Systematizing Friendliness (The DOcast)

A talk Derek Sivers from his home in New Zealand.
A talk with Derek Sivers from his home in New Zealand.

In the early dawn of the internet, it wasn’t easy for an independent artist to sell their music online — so Derek, an musician himself, decided to create a system where he could. Then his friends, and friends of friends, wanted to do the same thing — that’s when CD Baby was born. It later became a lean sales machine producing over $100 million dollars in sales and servicing over 200,000 musicians. Derek later sold CD baby, giving proceeds to charity, in 2008 for $22 million — he’s also a best-selling author, musician, programmer, world traveler, and circus ringleader (to get over his fear of public speaking.)

I have the pleasure to speak with Derek, via Skype from his home in New Zealand, to talk about marketing, automation, and how it applies to product-based companies.

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Bradley Sanchez: Do It, or Watch It Be Done (The DOcast)

Bradley Sanchez at his Salad Shop — a build-your-own salad bar.
Bradley Sanchez at his Salad Shop — a build-your-own salad bar.

Do you want to know what it takes to startup your own restaurant? Well then, meet Bradley Sanchez, he went to school for art, worked on Broadway Street, and started his first restaurant, The Salad Shop, by the age of 25.

I had the opportunity to sit down with him at his place, in Baton Rouge, to talk about what it takes to start your own restaurant in a highly saturated market.

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