The Secrets of Pirate Management

The Secrets of Pirate Management: From "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates"

PETER T. LEESON
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition: DGO - Digital original
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt7s24p
Pages: 17
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7s24p
  • Book Info
    The Secrets of Pirate Management
    Book Description:

    What can today's corporate raiders learn from the scourge of the high seas? A lot, as it turns out! Pirates have a surprising amount to teach about building better organizations, promoting diversity in the workplace, and creating powerful brands, among many other business lessons. Curious to hear more? Then sign up for Professor Blackbeard's Management 101 class. And don't be late. He's got a hell of a temper.

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    eISBN: 978-1-4008-4316-9
    Subjects: Economics, History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt7s24p.1
  2. THE SECRETS OF PIRATE MANAGEMENT
    (pp. 1-13)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt7s24p.2

    Piracy’s peak in the eighteenth century lasted little more than a decade. But pirates’ swan song in the 1720s isn’t a reflection on their ineffectiveness. On the contrary, as previously mentioned, pirates ingeniously extended their presence as the odds mounted against them. And while they lasted, pirates were incredibly successful, sometimes earning in only a few months what it might have taken forty years to earn in legitimate maritime employment. Pirates’ demise had little to do with their defects and much to do with a stronger government determined to exterminate them. That pirates lasted as long as they did without...

  3. Back Matter
    (pp. 14-14)
    DOI: 10.2307/j.ctt7s24p.3