Nautical expressions for managers


Since the classic ‘age of sail’, there has been a constant growth in maritime shipping and trading. Furthermore, the love of the sea and the international trading spirit are anchored in many English nautical proverbs which are still in regular use today.

More than 250 proverbs, expressions and sayings with their origin are explained!



Do you have to choose between the devil and deep blue see? Dutch courage? And how is it with your blind eye?

This booklet brings to life more than two hundred and fifty nautical proverbs, sayings and expressions for today’s managers. After all, the challenges that people had to overcome at sea in those days still hold true for today’s captains of industry. It covers topics such as leadership, strategy, commerce, management, personnel, and finance, all with a nautical flavour. After reading this book, managers will be able to clear the decks, set a new course, and make significant new headway!


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