Welcome Aboard Our Pirate Ship

We’re all sailing uncharted waters — but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. To help pass the time, we rounded up some of our best loot, from our treasure chest to yers. Put on yer best pirate hat, get yer sea legs, and feel the wind in yer beard as we set sail on this adventure together.

Play The Flappy Ocho Game

Keep Ocho moving and grooving by helping him avoid the pipes!

Play the Game

Take a Swig of Our Favorite Cocktails

Here are some of the best recipes from our most talented imbibers in The Starr Conspiracy family.

The Mastodon

The Classic Daiquiri

The Hemingway

The Mastodon

  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz passion fruit purée
  • 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1-1/2 oz blended aged rum
  • 1-1/2 oz bourbon
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Directions: Add all ingredients to drink mixer glass. Fill with 12 oz of crushed ice and four to six small “agitator” cubes. Flash blend and open-pour into your glass and add garnish.

Recipe Credit: The Smuggler’s Cove SF

The Classic Daiquiri

  • 2oz rum
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake it all up and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The Hemingway

  • 1-1/2oz rum
  • 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup

Directions: Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake it up and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Send Your Mini Pirates on a Treasure Hunt

(and Enjoy Some Spoils for Yerself, Too)

Yer kids will love this.

Find Yer Loot

Books and Podcasts from the Crew's Quarters

Books

Podcasts

Keep Yer Crew Connected with Wine Chats

A little over a year ago, The Starr Conspiracy gathered a fearsome band of intellectual swashbucklers for what we called Wine Chats, where every month we — you guessed it — drink wine and chat about the biggest ideas on our minds. Nothing’s off limits: everything from work tech and philosophy to the latest controversy in the news.

Since we’ve all been working from our own pirate ships, we brought it online and really enjoyed how it turned out. We’ve found that connecting with coworkers outside of work is crucial to our wellbeing, so we’d like to share the booty.

Here are a few tips to getting your own virtual Wine Chats off the ground:

Step One

Step Two

Step Three

Pick a topic that will get people’s brains working. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Utilitarianism
  • Engagement vs. wellbeing
  • Income inequality
  • Arrested Development
  • Mars colonization
  • Stakeholder capitalism

Open the invite to everyone around you, but know that not everyone enjoys debating the finer points of utilitarianism or the latest hot-button issue covered in The New York Times. Include a couple questions on the topic to prime everyone’s noggins.

Don’t forget the Zoom link (or video conferencing tool of your choice).

Start with a few minutes of chit-chat, then welcome everyone with context for why you’re there — and pose an open-ended question that presents the complexity of the issue at hand.

Sit back with a glass of 2009 Côtes du Rhône, cross your legs, and let the conversation unfold as it wants to, lightly stirring as necessary.

Dress Up Yer Zoom Backgrounds

We whipped up some sea-worthy backgrounds to give your captain’s quarters that extra special touch.

Get The Goods

Get To Know Yer Fellow Crew Members

Post a question of the day on yer Slack channel or daily email to offer a break in the madness and keep your people connected. We’ve been having a blast with this for about a month now — here are some of our faves:

  • If required, would you rather fight a shark or an alligator? Why?
  • What's the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
  • If you had a talk show, who would your first guest be? -What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?
  • What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

For More Loot, Join the Crew

We don’t always talk in pirate-speak. But we do always try to bring the fun — as well as the latest insights on workplace technology. If you’d like to learn more, join our weekly newsletter below.