Right Hand Pirate



I’m Alex Barker, Right Hand Pirate to Sam and go to for any questions or suggestions you have about the community. You can get me on alex@bemorepirate.com

For the last six years I worked at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts), where I was communications manager in the Fellowship team but left in September 2018 to indulge myself in a four month sabbatical to try and write a novel.

But then this job cropped up, and it seemed like exactly the right time to kick myself up the arse, stop complaining about what was wrong with the world and get serious about solutions. With that in mind I’ve written my own code for the community, which is something of a promise from me (and Sam) to everyone involved.


Be more pirate community code

We promise to walk the talk

So much of the despondency about how to create change is a result of hypocrisy and flash in the pan promises from our supposed leaders. So, if you catch us not saying we’ll do something, and then it amounting to jack shit, please call us out.

The talk won’t just be noise

Be More Pirate won’t be another content machine eating up your inbox and your mental energy. We will not stuff content just for the sake of it, all our content will be designed to help you take action or make useful connections.

This community is a two way street

Where Be More Pirate chooses to focus its collective power will be determined by everyone and anyone who wants to be involved. We reckon that most of are on the same side. This movement is an antidote to rivalries and social divisions so we will listen and make sure there is dialogue across the board.

Keep it fun

We pledge to keep this whole thing fun. What else are we here for? Having more fun is the professional rule we all need to break.