Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, this book will revolutionize the way you live, think and work today, and tomorrow.
Pirates didn't just break the rules, they rewrote them. They didn't just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn't just challenge the status-quo, they changed everyfuckingthing. Pirates faced a self-interested establishment, a broken system, industrial scale disruption and an uncertain future. Sound familiar?
Pirates stood for MISCHIEF, PURPOSE and POWER. And you can too.
In Be More Pirate, Sam Conniff Allende unveils the innovative strategies of Golden Age pirates, drawing parallels between the tactics and teachings of legends like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard with modern rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala and Banksy. Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to build you own pirate code 2.0, Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the 21st century.
So what are you waiting for? Join the rebellion now.
'Unique...reminds me of the fun we've had with our airlines' - Sir Richard Branson
'Totally compelling' Ed Miliband
'I'd rather be a pirate than join the navy' Steve Jobs
'A model for how to break the system and create radical change' Evening Standard
'Be More Pirate feels so important as it looks to history to help us grip the future' Martha Lane Fox
'This isn't a book, it's the beginning of a movement. Be More Pirate should come with a health warning' Tom Goodwin, author of Digital Darwinism
I'd rather be a pirate than join the navy
Ask forgiveness, not permission! A unique approach...reminds me of the fun we've had with our airlines
Be More Pirate feels so important as it looks to history to help us grip the future
Be More Pirate is a battle cry for my generation. Step aside, the future belongs to us
A refreshing, entertaining and inspiring perspective on work, leadership and why we do what we do
Be More Pirate makes modern-day heroes of names lost in history. Sam has spotted something: that millennials are natural pirates in spirit, making their own way on the high seas. Put aside the cutlass-and-parrot pirates in the Treasure Island mould. The ones he is thinking of were the model for how to break the system and create radical change
Sam has created something that is timely and important. It is an idea that's going to explode
Be More Pirate as a statement is a controversial call to arms given the prevailing news agenda around corporate leadership, however as you dig into the argument there is a slow-dawning realisation that this way of thinking, this contrarianism, is exactly what we need to course correct 'the corporation'
Be More Pirate is refreshing, funny, insightful and ... annoying, in a good way. I felt actually challenged and inspired to do more, and be more in life and work. This isn't a book, it's the beginning of a movement