Due to lots of work and a few adventures and not much reading the book club rather got shelved (pun intended) for a little while. There has been reading but it has been of the dip in and out variety rather than start to finish kind so a little unfair to review. Anyway July has a lot of travel instore for me so plenty of opportunity for a bit of self development and proper reading.
I have been gathering a large pile of books recommended to me by a selection of people in my life including friends, colleagues and clients. This month I am picking up Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff Allende.
Here's what the cover says: '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?
Be 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.
Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to build your own pirate code 2.0 Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the 21st Century. Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, Be More Pirate will revolutionise the way you live, think and work today, and tomorrow.'