Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win



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Sam Conniff Pirate: Or eBook ✓ Allende is a multi award winning serial social entrepreneur, and co founder and former CEO of Livity, Don’t Panic and Live Magazine Since starting his entrepreneurial career aged , Conniff Allende has mentored thousands of talented young entrepreneurs and hustlers around the worldSam Be More Kindle - is an acclaimed public speaker, an advocate of ‘business as unusual’ or corporate responsibility an.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader and an uncertain future, pirates rebelled against an unfair world and change it for good Now, you can follow in their footstepsBe More Pirate 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 With takeaway sections and a Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to build you own pirate code , Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the st century Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, Be More Pirate will revolutionize the way you live, think and work today, and tomorrow[BACK INSIDE COVER PRINT]‘Be More Pirate feels so important as it looks to history to help us grip the future’ Martha LaneFox, do you have a specific bio Martha would like us to use? ‘A refreshing, entertaining and inspiring perspective on work, leadership and why we do what we doit’s a call for a radical rethink of where we’re going wrong, and where we’re going next’ Bruce Daisley, Host of the NumberBusiness Podcast ‘Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat’."/>
  • Paperback
  • 290 pages
  • Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win
  • Sam Conniff
  • English
  • 10 February 2017
  • 9780241307878

10 thoughts on “Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win

  1. says:

    Okay, okay, I wrote it. But at times that could have meant I gave it one star. Writing my first book has been a love/hate affair.

    But now it's finished and about to go to press, we're in love again, I've read the whole thing through and it gets five stars from me. Which is lucky really.

    If you're interested in creating some change in your world, then I invite you to draw on the lesser known strategy and success of the Golden Age of Pirates, who knew a thing or two about not just breaking rules, but re-making rules.

    Their history may have been re-written for the last 300 years but Be More Pirate is here to reveal how pirates really changed the world and how you can too.


  2. says:

    Full disclosure--- Sam is a friend and I was given a preview copy of the book.

    That being said, I haven't stopped talking or thinking about it. I've underlined bits (which I never do), have shared with friends and am genuinely thinking about it when in meetings and plotting my next project and moves.

    How to turn problems on their heads and create solutions that may seem crazy, but can actually revolutionise the way work is done.

    Also--- super super relevant to the time we are living in. The chapter on how to make mutiny in to a movement--- screams to the kids from Parkland who are funnelling their pain in to actual change. We don't know the names of any victims of the Vegas shooter-- most people don't even know his name was Stephen Paddock. But most people I know would recognise many of the teenagers who lost friends at Parkland. They are the mutiny, they are the movement.

    This undoubtedly has been influenced by the years and years Sam has spent working with kids and recognising promise and possibility.

    The book is a rallying war cry for action and I am signing up.

  3. says:

    Gave up a quarter of the way in. Immature writing and overly used references to being more pirate like the author is keyword-stuffing. Never in the past 9 or so years of owning a Kindle have I ever stopped reading a book and removed from device. A shame as a decent number of books I read are social science related.

  4. says:

    The book is worth reading for:
    - pirates have actually lived according to a very progressive code - they had implemented in practice ideas such as equal pay, health insurance, equal voting rights where women and people from all ethnicities voted equally with others - and that happened in the 1690s - 1730s - way, way before such ideas penetrated the Establishment
    - the story of the two Pirate Queens is super interesting
    - the end of the book speaks of some interesting present-day organisations that change the way parts of the world function

    I'm giving the book a 4/5 as there's some repetition of the same ideas over and over again - as if the author had a target to write a 300-page book. Regardless, still worth reading... but next time Sam Allende should keep a pair of scissors next to the writing desk and cut a page here and there : )

  5. says:

    Super interesting. Part a myth-busting of everything you ever thought you knew about pirates; part a workshop of how you can apply the piratical behaviours to your own situation to change the rules around you. The revelations about the very real pirate code (which I'd always assumed was a fiction from Pirates of the Caribbean) and some of the details from the lives of various Golden Age pirates was the most fascinating part of the book for me. However, the other part of the book was far from a washout and it takes the examples, culture, code and behaviours of the pirates and walks you through it as a framework for allowing a community of people (the crew) to run themselves. The obvious example is a business or work team, but with a little work the book suggests it could be applied much more widely.

    The docked star is possibly more on me than the book. I'm not sure I got enough out of the workshop parts to really put it into practice. Maybe this is because the book has obviously grown out of a series or actual workshops that the author runs rather than starting life as a book. But, he does set out a convincing plan.

  6. says:

    I absolutely love this book. I keep telling everyone to read it. The title appeals to anyone with a cheeky glint in their eye like me and my crew. Unfortunately it also puts a few people into a tailspin because they’re only able to imagine Jack Sparrow or Captain Pugwash and not enter into the actual historic (sometimes rose tinted) world of pirate society and look at how we can change the world for the better.

    “We’ve allowed ourselves to become convinced that there is no alternative to the systems, processes and rules we’ve been given and that this is as good as it gets, even when it’s obvious that it’s always the same people who suffer and the same people who win or lose. We often shrug and accept that those are the rules. But pirates don’t.”

    Sam Conniff Allende looks at piratical ways from such movements as the Co-op to deep societal change through consciously seeking diversity because it is good for us. He’s insightful and inspiring but at the end of the day puts it in the context of “as you prepare to be more pirate, remember to be more you”.

  7. says:

    [blinkisted]

    Although pirates give you the image of murderers and drunks, they can actually be politically-minded rebels fighting for some social justice.

    The golden age pirates sail the high seas between 1690 and 1725. They have 5 attributes ahead of their time: fair pay, check and balance on power, democracy, social safety net, and (a bit of an odd ball) alcoholic inventions.

    As the author sees it, if you are rebelling against injustice of the power that be, you are a (good) pirate. You can adopt the messaging/branding techniques of other literal or metaphorical pirates and fight for the justice you believe in. Remember, once you win, don’t act like the entrenched power that made you a pirate to start with.

  8. says:

    I picked up this book expecting it to be a radical rally cry for alternative creators and activists. As a small business owner and somebody on the brink of graduation, any knowledge I can get on 'how to take on the wold and win' would be something I could do with. I didn't gain any knowledge on how to take on the world and win, but I did learn some pretty cool facts about pirates.

    Despite its many interactive tasks, this, to me, is another one of those self help books that make very broad generic statements about how you can be successful but don't really prompt you to self reflect or utilise them. I spend pages learning about pirate queens whilst Allende tries to relate then to modern day life, but why? What am I learning from that? That I, a woman in the twenty first century, should considering being a feminist? I think most of us who would be drawn to this book already are. The same with the endless pages on pirates having a firm moral code that lead up to Allende instructing the reader on building their own 'pirate code'. Its safe to say I didn't follow along with this activity, because I don't think I know anybody who wouldn't already be able to list off their morals and values when asked.

    The book repeats the same things over and over, to the point where I had to check that I wasn't rereading the same page. The phrase be more pirate is now drilled into my brain, even though I still don't quite understand what Allende means by that in the modern age.

    The use of Steve Jobs on the cover should have perhaps told me that this book wasn't going to be any level of radical. One of the fun pirate facts repeated over and over in this book is that pirates valued every member of their crew and paid them equally. I'm not sure the thousands of underpaid, overworked chinese workers, several of whom were driven to suicide, would believe Jobs was following the ethics of a pirate. But hey! He called himself a pirate one time so that'll make a fun quote to slap on the cover. People love Steve Jobs! There's also repetitive mention of Apple Music being founded as a retaliation to Pirated music. Am I being dense here, or is that not a sign of being a pirate? Either way, I should have realised that this is less for actual radicals and more for white collar workers who want to feel like they're down with the kids and involved in social change.

    The parts of this book that I did enjoy were:
    1. The information on pirates that was not being desperately worked into a modern day moral.
    2. When Allende discussed his own business. I found that motivating and much more to the point than the other vague concepts included in the book.
    3. The very end, where Allende concisely lists people he would consider to be modern day pirates. It was good to be able to pick between their stories to find what could motivate me.
    4. Allende's writing style, which made it easy to read. He has a pleasant tone, even if he was a bit of a smartass.

  9. says:

    The key message in these blinks:

    There are a great many lessons we can learn from the Golden Age pirates who stood up to the exploitative, war-mongering establishment at the turn of the eighteenth century. In fact, so many of their methods and principles were ahead of their time that they’re still relevant today. By taking their lead, you can become a powerful agent of change and social justice. It all starts by finding your cause, rewriting the broken rules, empowering your crew and taking your message straight into the lion’s den.

    Actionable advice:

    Ask yourself the right questions.

    Each step of the way to adopting the pirate mind-set, there are questions you can ask yourself. For example, when finding your cause, ask, “If I could break any rule, what would it be, and how would I rewrite it?” And, “Who out there would I most like to take down?” While bringing together your crew, plotting your mutiny and writing your pirate code, ask, “What, values or ideals am I willing to put my neck on the line for? What principles do I care about so much that I’d actually fight for them?”

    Suggested further reading:

    Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susann Jeffers

    Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (1987) explains how to avoid letting our fear hold us back from living the life we want and how to begin leading a committed and empowered life instead. It argues that the way we choose to perceive the world and our lives largely determines our reality, and suggests that taking responsibility for our situation and happiness can lead us to find total fulfillment.

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this book immensely. I read a LOT of business books as the host of The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast - I usually find something of value in every book, but I can't hand on heart say I get a kick out of them in the way I did with this one. The writing is punchy and persuasive, and there's a good balance of history/story - and these are PIRATE stories, so you're already onto a winner - modern examples and challenges to you the reader to see how the principles might apply to you.
    Although I loved the premise immediately I saw it, I assumed there'd be one key point, and the book would start to feel repetitive: so many books have a great core idea but struggle to stretch it to 200+ pages. There was a little repetition, but that's ok because most people don't read most business books from start to finish anyway - you have to weave your key point in and out - but there's SO much in the pirate idea that it didn't feel overworked.
    I particularly liked the idea of creating your own 'pirate code', a set of principles that define the character and culture of your organisation, a conscious statement of intent and a benchmark against which decisions can be tested.
    And also the power of stories: 'Pirates didn’t just tell stories, they creatively weaponized the art of storytelling.'
    Which is pretty much what Sam Conniff Allende has done here.

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