When James Bach was a young teen, he dropped out of high school to learn on his own. Teachers said that he’d end up pumping gas for a living. But, instead, he studied technology and took a position as the youngest group manager at Apple Computer when he was only 20.
Now, Bach calls himself a “buccaneer-scholar.” What is that, exactly?
He explains: “A buccaneer-scholar is anyone whose love of learning is not muzzled, yoked, or shackled by any institution or authority; whose mind is driven to wander and find its own voice or place in the world.”
Bach’s book, Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar is set to be released this September. But, right now publisher Simon & Schuster is letting anyone digitally borrow and read the entire book for free.
In the book, you’ll read more about Bach’s amazing self-education story. You’ll also find useful suggestions for discovering your own passion and making learning a more meaningful part of your life.
Here’s how to get the book:
- Go to the Simon & Schuster Buccaneer-Scholar webpage.
- Give them your email address and some other basic info.
- Download the book and the Adobe Digital editions reader (also free).
- You’ll have two weeks from your download date to read the book before it disappears from your e-reader.
So far, I’m half way through Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar and am loving every page. Instead of waiting until I finish the book, I’m posting now so that you can download it while it’s still available. The free download period ends on July 24th, so there are only a few days left.