anyone whose love of learning is not muzzled or shackled by any
institution or authority; whose mind is driven to wander and find its
own place in the world."
volatility of the job market and the limitless opportunities afforded
by the internet have forever changed people's attitudes about
schooling. In this world of rapid technological development, people are
becoming successful, making money and finding personal satisfaction
through non-traditional means. Ideas have become more important than
training; innovation is more important than credentials. The ability to
educate oneself -- to learn how to learn -- is crucial.
James Bach, the son of bestselling author Richard Bach (Jonathan
Livingston Seagull,) understands that. Like so many young people, James
struggled in school, eventually dropping out at age sixteen. A few
years later, he was leading a team at Apple Computer.
| Now an internationally
recognized expert in the field of computer software testing, James has
of a Buccaneer-Scholar:
a groundbreaking book that shows how anyone can create their own
education on their own terms. It is nurturing our individual
curiosities and relishing the learning process that will lead anyone --
from children struggling in school to professionals looking to
jumpstart their careers -- to success.
unique pithy and
anecdotal style, and combining his personal story with proven
methodologies, James describes the relentless, whimsical, low-intensity
learning process he calls "buccaneering." Secrets of a
Buccaneer-Scholar demonstrates that it is the people who chart
own course, who never stop learning, who will come to dominate this new
Secrets of a
How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of
by James Marcus Bach
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