The Complex Elegance and Constant Contradictions of Derek Sivers

Dr. Chris E. Stout
6 min readDec 1, 2022

Tim Ferriss says that Derek Sivers is one of his “all-time favorite humans… a philosopher-king, programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster.”

Derek is an international man of mystery, or maybe contradiction. He’s known and loved by millions, done three super-popular TED talks, but he prefers to be alone, certainly when he’s working and creating, or…

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