ANNOUNCMENT: OWN IT! to publish ‘HOW TO: BE MORE PIRATE’ by Sam Conniff and Alex Barker

Storytelling lifestyle brand OWN IT! has acquired World All Language, Audio, film and TV rights to the follow up book to Be More Pirate (Penguin Random House) written by Sam Conniff who also founded a movement in the same name. The follow up to his bestselling title entitled How To: Be More Pirate is co-written with Alex Barker who joined Sam in January 2019′ 

Sam Conniff is an award-winning social entrepreneur, industry speaker, consultant and author. Alex Barker previously worked as a communications manager in the Fellowship team at the Royal Society of Arts before joining Sam in running and becoming a driving force within the movement.

With his first book Be More Pirate, Or How to Take On the World and Win, Sam Conniff had channelled the visionary wisdom of 18th century pirates to challenge the way modern-day businesses are run. Be More Pirate has since developed into an international community of people who are rewriting the rules to live by according to a new ‘pirate’ code.

Sam Conniff and Alex Barker’s new book traces the community’s evolution over the past year and outlines a vision for change. Rather than a theoretical treatise, the book comprises real peoples’ lives and testimonies: their moments of bravery and revelation, their missteps and mischief. It is a testament to the transformational power of a movement and a practical manifesto for aspiring pirates.

OWN IT! commented

“We’re truly excited to be publishing the follow up to Be More Pirate. It’s a celebration of an eclectic mix of individual and organisations’ stories which show how small actions or shifts in thinking can have a huge positive impact on society and the world. The overarching idea that anyone can make a different and affect change for good, coupled with inspirational stories and practical tips makes this the book that everyone needs in their life.”

Sam Conniff and Alex Barker commented:

“It can be daunting when we look at the scale of the challenges we face; the idea behind the book is to break it down, not theoretically, but based on what others have tried.

From Mercedes to the NHS, to the world’s largest health and safety body, pirates have surfaced in the most unexpected of places. This book explains the different ways you can challenge and change the ways things are done, whoever, and wherever you are”.

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Alex Barker

Alex Barker leads the Be More Pirate community and wears many hats as a freelance writer, facilitator and speaker. Before teaming up with Sam to develop Be More Pirate from a book into a movement, she was communications manager at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts). Alex has also worked freelance for author and adventurer Alastair Humphreys, and with writer and activist Onjali Q. Rauf on domestic violence issues.

Sam Conniff

Sam Conniff is a lifelong advocate of business as unusual, operating at the intersection of brands, policy and social innovation to create positive change in the world. He is co-founder of award-winning youth marketing agency Livity, Don’t Panic, Live Magazine, Dubplate Drama and Digify Africa, and author of the international bestseller Be More Pirate or How to Take on the World and Win. As a consultant, he advises brands such as Tate & Lyle and Rolex on sustainability, accountability and ‘Professional Rule Breaking’

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How To: Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff and Alex Barker

ABOUT THE BOOK

The time has come when breaking the rules is the right thing to do. 

Faced with chaotic leadership, growing inequality, business disruption and an impending climate crisis, Sam Conniff’s 2018 bestseller Be More Pirate was the rallying cry so many needed to hear. Now he has handed over the mic to the thousands of people who have turned the book into a movement.

Enter the real life pirates.

From healthcare to education to big business, mutiny in Manchester to the climate pirates of the Caribbean, How to: Be More Pirate captures their applied wisdom. Packed with relatable examples and practical, applicable tactics, it is a blueprint for causing good trouble. 

Whether you want to overcome personal limitations, upend the status quo in your line of work, or find some co-conspirators, this book will help you to be more radical, relentless, and ambitious in your life and work. 

The only certainty is uncertainty, it’s how we respond that matters, so now is the time for pirates. 

Join the movement and reclaim your power, purpose and potential. 

#BeMorePirate.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sam Conniff is a lifelong advocate of business as unusual, operating at the intersection of brands, policy and social innovation to create positive change in the world. He is co-founder of award-winning youth marketing agency Livity, Don’t Panic, Live Magazine, Dubplate Drama and Digify Africa, and author of the international bestseller Be More Pirate or How to Take on the World and Win. As a consultant, he advises brands such as Tate & Lyle and Rolex on sustainability, accountability and ‘Professional Rule Breaking’.

Alex Barker leads the Be More Pirate community and wears many hats as a freelance writer, facilitator and speaker. Before teaming up with Sam to develop Be More Pirate from a book into a movement, she was communications manager at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts). Alex has also worked freelance for author and adventurer Alastair Humphreys, and with writer and activist Onjali Q. Rauf on domestic violence issues.


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