Pyrates aim to reclaim their freedom and forge the future we need by making kings and masters irrelevant, and building a society of collaboration.
THE PYRATE WAY IN THREE STEPS
1. Unleash your inner pirate
Individuals learn to develop their agency, to take control of their environment, to realize their potential and to move toward high performance.
2. Find your crew
Pyrates band together in a Crew to accomplish more than they ever could by themselves.
3. Join a fleet
Crews band together to scale the endeavors they can take on.
THE PYRATE HAVEN’S CODE
1. We are smiling trouble makers, challenging the world
We Pyrates are positive trouble makers, who will not bend the knee and accept abusive systems or stupid rules. We will defy them and offer better alternatives.
2. We recognize no lords nor masters
We Pyrate are equals and free. We follow leaders when we choose to, and resist any attempts at controlling us. The choice is always ours.
3. We are a motley crew, but always Pyrates
We are diverse in our backgrounds, cultures, identities and beliefs, but we are all linked by being pyrates. Both what differentiate us and what unite us are the pillars that makes us stronger.
4. We are a community of communities
We are a network of communities. We celebrate successes together, we support each other in time of need, we create new opportunities for each other. We see in each other opportunities to create something greater than ourselves, with a lasting impact.
5. We are savvy learners, and generous teachers
We always strive to learn and better ourselves in any way we can. In the same way, we sees it as our duty to pass on our skills and knowledge to whomever wants to learn.
6. We forge a world where prosperity is for everyone
We believe that prosperity isn’t a zero-sum affair. We aim to create opportunities for ourselves and the people around us, regardless who they are. Together we can create a new social model that will help all of us thrive in spite of the hardships ahead.
7. Disrespect a pyrate at your own peril
We are good natured, but we’re still Pyrates. Calumny, thievery and violence is not be tolerated amongst ourselves. Persecution is not be tolerated by our community.
FOUR PRINCIPLES WE LIVE BY
THE FOUR RULES OF PYRATE LEADERSHIP
1. Set a clear heading
Clearly express the VALUE of what you want and propose a strategy
Set clear expectations and boundaries
Encourage and support them in trying new things, learning new stuff and taking some risks
You set the heading, but they run the ship
2. Make your crew awesome
Treat your crew like full-fledged partners
Delegate to your crew responsibility, accountability and authority in a bundled fashion
Make your expertise and experience at the service of your crew, not the other way around
Help them remove hurdles and make sure they can do it themselves next time.
3. Get your results
You are accountable for clear value requests and expectations, they are for delivery or challenge
A constant delivery of incremental value reduce risks and allows for change
Information must flow. Do not cause or suffer information blackouts.
4. Create leaders everywhere
True leaders create leaders everywhere, in any position.
Create triadic leader-leader-leader dynamics
Create a safe space for conversations without bullshit.