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Be More Pirate

Narrated by: Sam Conniff Allende
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Be More Pirate written and read by Sam Conniff Allende. 

Mischief. Purpose. Power.

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 you 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.

©2018 Sam Conniff Allende (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A refreshing, entertaining and inspiring perspective on work, leadership and why we do what we do." (Bruce Daisley, VP, Twitter)

"Be More Pirate feels so important as it looks to history to help us grip the future." (Martha Lane Fox CBE, Founder of Lastminute.com)

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A practical guide to take on the world

Easy to finish. Well written and organised by the author. A great balance between captivating stories and guiding principles. I loved how at the end of each chapter was finished with potent questions. The most memorable part for me was Allende's modern interpretation of Maslow's heirarchy of human needs. It explains so much! Great performance by the narrator.

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  • Daniel Eklund
  • 09-09-2020

Inspiring

Pirates are now awesome. Made me really think how could I be a change making pirate in our time. Reading was good and it was easy to listen.

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  • Andrea C
  • 10-05-2020

Amazing

A book all humans with own ideas should read A must for youngers Well done

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 23-04-2020

Exciting

Gave me a pumping feeling and the rush to stand up and work on what matters the most for me

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-2019

It's just one of those books for everyone

Informative, engaging and empowering. Want to do something bigger than yourself but daunted by the task and don't know where to start. This book will help you a lot!

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  • David
  • 04-05-2018

a book for our times

makes you requestion everything and break some rules just to rewrite them. Given me all the firepower I need.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-2018

Surprisingly disappointing and highly overrated.

Didn't find this much of help at all in any way and felt the writer was just repeating himself. I can see how it appeals to those living in a bubble and striving to get out, or even just people trying to live a little more on "the wild side" but honestly, I wouldn't waste your time. Narrated well and written well, just repetitive garbage that all in all teaches you nothing of actual worth and consistently leaves you wondering "where's he going with this..."

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-2020

Inspiring!

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in starting a new business and want to do things right from the beginning.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2019

A well narrated book and very thought provoking

I enjoyed the way this book challenged traditional ways of thinking and the 'establishment'. It helped me developed new ideas, and strategy, but also emphasised the importance of a sustainable future. Great listen which I have already recommended to several people.

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  • Rob Burrows
  • 22-11-2019

great book great narrator

brilliant book, really enjoyed the narration wasnt what I thought it would be be would recommend

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  • Abi
  • 18-10-2019

good book

good stories, language a bit too extreme in some regard. but overall a good read would recommend it for anyone trying to build guts.

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  • booboo
  • 08-10-2019

Should have been a blog

An overrated book with ideas that keep getting repeated. And some of the premises also somewhat questionable.

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  • Jon
  • 06-10-2019

Great book. loved it

Really enjoyed this book. It gives such a different view on life and crusades both past and present

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  • Robert Longworth
  • 05-10-2019

Great book

I really enjoyed this book, it came as a recommendation from a friend. I found it both entertaining and educational, written very well the audiobook kept me amused. Now I know a few more facts about pirates and feel inspired!

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  • Ali Fisher - Plans With Purpose
  • 30-03-2019

A book full of challenge and inspiration

Thought provoking. Full of self-reflective challenge and inspiration. A must read for anyone trying to be a force for good in the world. Wonderfully written and spoken to make an engaging and enjoyable read.