Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar

Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar

With The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar, James shows us how he developed his own education on his own terms, how that unorthodox education brought him success, and how the reader can do it too.

Author: James Bach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471108587

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Like so many young people, James Bach, the son of the famous author Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) struggled in school. While he excelled in subjects that interested him, he barely passed the courses that didn't. By the time he was sixteen he had dropped out. He taught himself computer programming and software design and started working as a manager at Apple Computers only four years later - and he never looked back. With The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar, James shows us how he developed his own education on his own terms, how that unorthodox education brought him success, and how the reader can do it too. In his uniquely pithy and anecdotal style James uses the metaphor of a buccaneer to describe anyone whose love of learning and pursuit of knowledge is not bound by institutions or authorities. James outlines the eleven elements of his self-education method and shows how every reader - simply investing time and passion into educating themselves about the things that really interest them - can develop a method for acquiring knowledge and expertise that fits their temperaments and showcases their unique abilities and skills. Particularly well-suited for an audience grappling with the challenges posed by the internet, but also appropriate for parents looking to help and school their children or employees hoping to jumpstart their careers, The Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar is a groundbreaking and uplifting work that empowers and inspires its readers.
Categories: Self-Help

Trail of the Tiger

Trail of the Tiger

In his book Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar, James Bach, a Washington-based computer scientist says that anyone whose learning is free of pressures from institutional or authoritative structures, and whose mind is driven to wander and ...

Author: Radheshyam Jadhav

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789389867367

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Trail of the Tiger tracks the personal and political journey of Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray against the backdrop of the changing narrative of Hindutva, and new connotations to Hindutva's subnational plot, with the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a new Hindu Hriday Samrat. The trail of Uddhav Thackeray from a professional advertising photographer to Maharashtra's Chief Minister is not just his story. It is the story of saffron 'tiger' Balasaheb Thackeray's own family Mahabharata for political power and legacy that left the patriarch helpless during his sunset years. It is the story of one of the biggest upheavals in Indian politics where breaking a 30-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena joined Sonia Gandhi's camp, holding Sharad Pawar's finger. It is also the story of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) dilemma to deal with the tug of war in the Hindutva camp. Based on news analysis, Trail of the Tiger unpacks media content and explores intertextuality to bring readers the authentic account of the Shiv Sena's saffron to secular trajectory under the leadership of Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray.
Categories: Political Science

Mastering the Audition

Mastering the Audition

7 Bach, James, The Secrets of a BuccaneerScholar. London: Simon SC Schuster, 2009, p. 168. 8 Ibid.,p.171. 9 Beilock, Sian, Choke. New York: Free Press, 2010, p. 130. 1° Ibid., P. 131. Chapter 9 1 See Beilock, Sian, Choke.

Author: Donna Soto-Morettini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408166208

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Frustrating, nerve-wracking, job-winning or job-losing, flawed yet necessary - auditioning is a maddening business for everyone involved. The people behind the audition desk are looking for a killer audition (often under tremendous pressure), but most of the auditionees walk into the room feeling nervous, unprepared, and unable to control their own performance. Although the idea of creating 'winning performance strategies' is common in business and sports studies, no one has ever really attempted to bring the psychology of creating a winning performance to a book on auditioning. Drawing on some fascinating, cutting-edge research into how the brain copes and responds in high-stress situations, Mastering the Audition looks closely at the effects of fear, at our flawed ability to assess or really know ourselves, at what really drives us, and at what it really takes to master the audition experience. Applicable to all areas of performing, including reality television, musicals, stage, film and commercials, this book helps you hone your performing skills and develop the mental toughness that can keep you going through the inevitable ups and downs of the audition process. Where other books advise you to 'be confident' and 'be prepared', Mastering the Audition tells you exactly HOW.
Categories: Drama

The Insightful Reader

The Insightful Reader

LEARNING & MASTERY How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar by James Marcus Bach Make it Stick by Peter C. Brown Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer Mastery by Robert Greene Self ...

Author: I. C. Robledo

Publisher: I. C. Robledo


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Read for Insights, Improve Your Life, & Make an Impact * INSIGHTS present you with a shift in the way you think about an idea or topic. They provide you with a realization that you should change the way you think about something and reconsider the actions that you take. * Insights from reading have the power to provide us with priceless nuggets of knowledge and wisdom. For example, you may discover a key piece of advice that helps you move away from a bad situation and to change your life around. Or you may discover words that aid you to help someone close to you in need of advice or support, perhaps helping you to save a life. Seeking out and reading insightful books will help catapult you to higher levels of success, happiness, physical and emotional health, understanding, wisdom, and peace. This is because when you read, you have access to some of the most brilliant and inspirational people of all time, and the lessons they learned. The problem is most of us learn how to read superficially in school, rather than in a deep and meaningful way. Thankfully, The Insightful Reader will help you to choose the right books to read, get more out of what you read, create a better life through reading, and ultimately to become an insightful reader, learner, and thinker. Whether you read hundreds of books or just a few per year, you will benefit from this book. With the insights you acquire through reading, you can change and empower yourself, aid those around you, and ultimately make an impact on the world. Why focus on reading? Reading is a unique vehicle for learning, where the cost in money and time for the insights gained is quite low. A workshop or course will cost magnitudes more, while you may not learn any more than you would from books. Also, you tend to learn much more from reading than you would in audio or video formats, when given the same time. Focus on becoming an Insightful Reader, and you will accomplish your goals much more effectively and efficiently. Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo has written The Insightful Reader based on a personal love for reading, learning, and applying what he learns. He has read over 400 books, thousands of general articles, hundreds of academic articles, and hundreds of short stories and poems. Robledo wishes to show you how to improve your reading abilities based on his experience. Inside, you will discover how to: - Find high quality, interesting books efficiently - Hunt for insights instead of meaningless facts - Make more time to read and stop making excuses - Take notes adaptively, depending on your goals - Stop getting distracted while reading - Read different books differently, depending on your purpose - Learn more effectively from very challenging books (e.g., college textbooks or highly technical texts) - Apply what you read - Bonus: 200+ high quality and insightful book recommendations Learn how to read better books and get the most out of them today with The Insightful Reader. Pick up your copy today by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking BUY NOW.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines



—JAMES MARCUS BACH, author of Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar “A fascinating and provocative book.” —JOHN MERROw, Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour, and President, Learning Matters, Inc. “Anya Kamenetz offers a thoughtful and ...

Author: Anya Kamenetz

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603582346

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Categories: Education

The Testers Book Revised Edition

The Testers Book  Revised Edition

Software Testing Books 'Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success' Paperback–3 Sep 2009 by James Bach (Author) - 'User Acceptance Testing: A ...

Author: Rogerio da Silva


ISBN: 9780244248253



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The Strengthspath Principle

The Strengthspath Principle

... John C. Maxwell How Successful People Grow, John C. Maxwell The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success, Darren Hardy Mastery, George Leonard Secrets of a Buccaneer Scholar:

Author: Dale Cobb

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512746679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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Do What You Do Best! This book is for anyone interested in becoming the Best Version of Themselves. It is designed to help you, Do Your Best, Doing What You Do Best. This is a terrific resource if you are: Shifting - contemplating a career transition Shaping - crafting a job that partially fits Succeeding striving to be world class in a job you love Serving wanting to make a bigger contribution Selecting - a college major or first career Stumbling Struggling Stuck with a career direction
Categories: Business & Economics

Teach Your Own

Teach Your Own

James Marcus Bach is an expert in software testing and the author of Secrets of A Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success. We met at an unschooling conference several years ago ...

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306926204

Category: Education

Page: 352

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The classic guide to teaching children at home for a new generation of homeschooling parents In 2019, there were more than two million children being homeschooled. That number doubled during the pandemic and is now likely to continue increasing as more parents worry that school might not be the best place for their children to learn and grow. Teach Your Own helped launch the homeschooling movement; now, its timeless and revolutionary message of recognizing the ways children come to understand the world has been updated for today’s environment. Parents and caregivers will discover how to navigate: Learning in a classroom versus learning in the world The difference between a learning difficulty (which we all experience every time we try to learn anything) and a learning disability. Schedules that achieve the homeschooling-work-life balance that you want as a family The relationship between learning and play Homeschooling and technology And much more. John Holt's warm understanding of children and his passionate belief in every child's ability to learn have made this book an essential resource for over forty years to homeschooling families.
Categories: Education

Web Services Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Web Services  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success. New York, NJ: Scribner Book Company. Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials. (2008).

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522575023

Category: Computers

Page: 2321

View: 113

Web service technologies are redefining the way that large and small companies are doing business and exchanging information. Due to the critical need for furthering automation, engagement, and efficiency, systems and workflows are becoming increasingly more web-based. Web Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that examines relevant theoretical frameworks, current practice guidelines, industry standards and standardization, and the latest empirical research findings in web services. Highlighting a range of topics such as cloud computing, quality of service, and semantic web, this multi-volume book is designed for computer engineers, IT specialists, software designers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in web services architecture, frameworks, and security.
Categories: Computers