ESCAPE 9-to-5. CREATE YOUR OWN FREEDOM. Case Studies of Non-traditional Business Founders

Derek Sivers On Building a One-Person Business, Doing Meaningful Work and Life After CD Baby

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September 21, 2015

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EPISODE 39: In this episode, I talk to Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, an online independent music retailer that was started in the late 90’s. Here’s what you will learn: Read more »


DJ, Event Promoter and Trainer – How A Streetsmart Entrepreneur Changed With The Times – with Phil Morse

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July 22, 2013

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EPISODE 20: I invited Phil Morse to the show because he’s the co-founder of the legendary institution Tangled, Manchester, U.K.’s longest running club night (celebrating 20 years in September), featuring popular artists such as Groove Armada, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Way Out West, Plump DJs and many, many, more. I was curious to know how the DJ and nightclub business models worked, and how to get started in these businesses. There’s plenty of info about those models in this case study with Phil, but I observed a  bigger picture midway […] Read more »


Turning A Hobby Into A Business – with Peter Morgan of The DJ Podcast

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July 2, 2013

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EPISODE 18: I get lots of emails from people asking me about first steps, i.e. how to get their business off the ground. It can be nerve-racking, especially if you haven’t done it before. But it doesn’t have to be. All you need to do is take one step. And another. And another. You won’t have all the answers on Day 1, but if you’re persistent, it’s very likely you’ll figure them out as you go along. That’s what Peter Morgan of The DJ Podcast is doing. He digs electronic music […] Read more »

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