Golden Stripes – Leadership on the High Seas

Golden Stripes – Leadership on the High Seas is the first comprehensive leadership book for mariners, written by a mariner. Captain Parani shares the trials, tribulations and insights on his way to become the youngest ship master in a fleet of over a hundred ships, and later as a corporate executive. In Golden Stripes, you’ll discover how to:

  • learn from and be inspired by gripping real-life stories.
  • develop your expertise building strategies to solve problems.
  • stay alert in an ever-changing environment.
  • lead your team effectively to run a tight ship.
  • adopt resourceful mindsets, practical tools and new models in management and leadership.

A leadership action plan for a ship’s navigator or engineer can apply to any professional. Golden Stripes has been recommended as a ‘must-read’ for everyone in the maritime industry. The book also garnered international acclaim from thought leaders in the field of aviation, human factors, safety management and leadership. Go ahead and be a Golden Stripes leader!

Invest in your own copy today! It contains years of maritime wisdom, all in 192 pages, in a collector style hard-copy. Part of the proceeds from the book are donated to the Mission to Seafarers. Order at Whittles Publishing ( For bulk orders for your fleet, seafarers, office or training academy, contact Sue Steven ( for discount options.

“In Golden Stripes Captain Parani combines the credibility of his seafaring experience with his talent as a master storyteller to reveal the leadership challenges at sea and his strategies for staying on course. He transports you to the heart of the action in the engine room, the deck, and the bridge of the ship. Long after you’ve put this book down, you’ll remember the hard-earned and valuable leadership lessons Captain Parani so artfully conveys. It’s a one-of-a-kind book that every mariner will treasure”.  

James M Kouzes, co-author of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge; Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, USA.

Inspiring leadership lessons from the sea”

Rear Admiral Robert O Wray Jr, United States Navy (ret), Saltwater Leadership

“Captain Parani writes with clarity and authority. Through a blend of anecdotes and analyses, this book motivates the mariner to lead effectively at sea”.    

Captain Steve Clinch, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), United Kingdom.

“I believe Captain Parani’s book addresses a gap in maritime education and one that maritime universities are starting to realize. For too long we have focused on increasing the technical competencies of our graduates and are now realizing the most important ship in their career will be leader’ship’. Golden Stripes highlights the value of leadership through stories, quotes and experience and is an excellent primer for cadets and a companion book for experienced mariners”.

Glenn Blackwood, Chairman, International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU); Executive Board, World Maritime University (WMU), Sweden; Executive Director, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

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