Or How To Take On The World And Win
By Sam Conniff Allende
The Be More Pirate book cover. Credit: Penguin.
The book in three words?
Refreshing - Exciting - Rebellious
What is it about?
Modern pirate and public speaker, Sam Conniff Allende, takes you through the history of
the Golden age pirates and presents what you can learn from their mischief and
principles. Allende makes you challenge everything you thought you knew about pirates and
by the end of the book, you will be equipped with your own changemaker values.
Be More Pirate is a rebel-rousing call to action. The book discusses a diverse range of
Golden age and modern ‘pirates’ and their principles. Through this and the opportunities for
development and reflection provided, Allende aids you in becoming a better individual
and encourages you to make the world a nicer, fairer place by embracing your inner
How can you be more pirate?
Allende lays out that breaking the status quo, rewriting the rules, collaborating and
aiming for scale, fighting for fairness, and weaponizing your stories are the key ways
to becoming your best pirate self. Reading the book allows you to understand these
principles and build a plan to do them in your own way.
Who is this book for?
The book teaches that pirate principles can be anchors for any part of your life, so no matter
where you are in your career, who you are, or what your job is, this book is for you. Due to
some of the topics covered, Be More Pirate is especially good for team leaders or
‘captains’ and aspiring changemakers.
What do members of The Camelot Network think?
“Coming out of a Corporate world into Independent Consultancy can be daunting, this is a
book that can help you thrive. The author takes you on a journey into how pirates were true
innovators and pioneers, how you can use these approaches and tactics in your own journey
to independence. Part history, part manifesto Sam shares his passion and knowledge of
Pirates and his experience of building the highly regarded Livity agency. As Steve Jobs said,
‘I’d rather be a pirate than join the Navy.’”
- James Downes, Founder and CEO of House of Insurtech
To sum it up:
Be More Pirate does exactly what it says in the title, it helps you create positive change by
enabling you to, well, be more pirate! This book encourages you to learn from the past and
use it to build a fantastic future. By the end of this, you’ll be ready to take on exploitation
and unfairness in your own way and declare yourself a pirate!
Want to know more?
Go to https://www.bemorepirate.com/
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Chloe Allison