Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £6.99

Save £3.01 (30%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion can Lead to a Lifetime of Success by [Bach, James]
Kindle App Ad

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion can Lead to a Lifetime of Success Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£6.99

Length: 212 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Monthly Deal
Browse a new selection of discounted Kindle Books each month. Shop now

Product description

Review

"In straightforward language, James Bach details his methods, which could convert America's million-plus yearly dropouts into a new source of national wealth." -- JOHN TAYLOR GATTO, author of "Weapons of Mass Instruction, " former New York State Teacher of the Year

""Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar" is about the thrill of taking responsibility for your own thinking. James Bach demonstrates that the pursuit of intelligence is what makes you intelligent, more than any inborn IQ or formal certification. His story is shameless, reckless and inspiring while his unique methods transfer competency to every reader. "Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar" is a wicked smart book about becoming wicked smart." -- STAN SLAP, president/CEO of slap, an international consulting group

"An informative and entertaining account of how to acquire a great education and a good job without classroom instruction...a healing balm for parents whose children are struggling in school, providing both with helpful tools." " -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"

"With remarkable insight, James Bach describes the tools, skills and mindset necessary to create your own education. If the millions of students currently sitting in class took Bach's simple advice and began creating products, projects, and organizations in the real world, unemployment could be solved practically overnight."
--Dale J. Stephens, "Founder of UnCollege.com"

"Bach's book is a wake-up call. I recommend it to just about anyone who wants to hear a different take on learning from what they've heard from parents and teachers."
--Earnthis.net

"James Bach has demonstrated that there are opportunities for each one of us to expand the innate capacity of our mind to learn and be creative without surrendering to the dictates of an academic establishment."
--"Theradicalhumanist.com"

With remarkable insight, James Bach describes the tools, skills and mindset necessary to create your own education. If the millions of students currently sitting in class took Bach s simple advice and began creating products, projects, and organizations in the real world, unemployment could be solved practically overnight.
--Dale J. Stephens, "Founder of UnCollege.com""

Bach s book is a wake-up call. I recommend it to just about anyone who wants to hear a different take on learning from what they ve heard from parents and teachers.
--Earnthis.net"

James Bach has demonstrated that there are opportunities for each one of us to expand the innate capacity of our mind to learn and be creative without surrendering to the dictates of an academic establishment.
--"Theradicalhumanist.com""

About the Author

James Bach, son of author Richard Bach, was a moody teenager. He left home at 14 and dropped out of school at 16. He appeared to be aimless and lazy, and that's how he thought of himself. Yet, at the age of 20 he was the youngest technical manager at Apple Computer. Despite having no formal education he went on to become an internationally recognized expert in the field of computer software testing.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1734 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (11 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHEKTDC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #586,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 7 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

12 March 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
7 March 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
3 December 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
4 August 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
10 April 2013
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
17 September 2009
Format: Paperback
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

click to open popover

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?