What influences us

Our journey in creating and running Maritime has been heavily influenced by many different people, books, and talks along the way. To learn more about what feeds into our vision, strategy, and day-to-day operations, see below.

Read our full 'Mindset' here to see how we came about and how we think about education.

Find out some of what has influenced our approach and thinking:   


Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential by Dr. Carol Dweck

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World by Michael Fullan (this is the book that most closely resembles our approach to the curriculum!)

What School Could Be by Ted Dintersmith

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations by Dan Ariely

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

Originals: How Non-conformists Change the World by Adam Grant

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

The Founder's Mentality: Overcoming the Predictable Crises of Growth by Chris Zook & James Allen

Every school leader & teacher should also read the Jack Reacher series as well, not because you will learn anything about teaching but because they are awesome!

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