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This is an informative and entertaining account of how to acquire a great education and a good job without classroom instruction or, as Bach puts it, how to become a buccaneer scholar. At 20, he became the youngest technical manager at Apple Computer and probably the only one whose highest academic credential was—and still is—an eighth-grade diploma. Now in his 40s, Bach runs a successful consulting business, and his work has been assigned reading for students at Stanford and MIT. As this book makes clear, Bach is also a gifted teacher. The steps along his road to achievement are detailed in clear chunks. Anyone looking for an instruction manual on how to get a high-quality education without having to show up for classes will find all they need here. The book may also be a healing balm to parents whose children are struggling in school, providing both with helpful tools. (Sept.)
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“With remarkable insight, James Bach describes the tools, skills and mindset necessary to create your own education. If the millions of students currently sitting in class took Bach’s simple advice and began creating products, projects, and organizations in the real world, unemployment could be solved practically overnight.”
--Dale J. Stephens, Founder of UnCollege.com
“Bach’s book is a wake-up call. I recommend it to just about anyone who wants to hear a different take on learning from what they’ve heard from parents and teachers.”
“James Bach has demonstrated that there are opportunities for each one of us to expand the innate capacity of our mind to learn and be creative without surrendering to the dictates of an academic establishment.”
Very interesting read that could help a lot of people struggling with traditional education.Published 7 months ago by Josiah bridges
James Bach, software testing Guru and son of beloved author Richard Bach shares the secrets of an independent "Buccaneer" scholar. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Baxter
Perfect inspiration for teaching your family to be autodidactic.Published 13 months ago by Alicia K Capps
The book is full of very bright and simple statements, that I understand intuitively, but was never able to put them in words. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Irina Ivanova
This book was a joy to read as it seemed to be talking about myself. Bach is a self-educated man who quit school to learn what he wanted to learn and in his own way. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. E. Bonarski
Great book, lots of great and novel ideas i haven't thought of or considered before. I would highly recommended it.Published 18 months ago by Bill Clark
decent book, though you must be a like minded individual in order to put this to use, that is IMHOPublished 19 months ago by Brent D Rubeck
This is a book that will stand the test of time. This book has inspired me in so many ways. I myself struggled in school and now understand why. The system didn't work for me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer