Keep Your Goals to Yourself!


Talking with TED

January 24th
11:30 AM -- 1:00 PM

Bring your lunch and join us!

After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.

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About Derek - Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.  In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.

He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks. He's best known for his 3-minute talk "How to Start a Movement - Leadership Lesons from a Dancing Guy."

In 2011, he published a book "Anything You Want", of 40 lessons learned from starting, growing, and selling his company. From 2013-2014, he published 33 new books about 16 countries in Asia.

Derek Sivers lives in Singapore and New Zealand. His writings are all at