Books 2017-11-10T13:26:12+00:00

In addition to numerous articles and guest blogs, Sputnik is the author of three books. They’ll be available for purchase on here soon, in the meantime they can be purchased directly from the Swashbucklers Club online store.


If you’re looking for a book written by a naturally talented, genetically gifted, highly successful runner, keep looking ’cause this sure as hell ain’t it.

This one’s 180 full color pages filled with advice, inspiration, pretty pictures and some stories about an every day guy (ie me) doing a bit of running and the lessons I learned along the way. Most of which I learned by getting it wrong.

There’s a bunch of advice written by me, some advice from some other every day runners I’ve been lucky enough to run with over the last three or four years, and some advice by some absolute super stars. People who run at the highest level and have done all sorts of amazing things like run ridiculously far or fast, win races, break records and all that sort of stuff. People like Pat Farmer, Lizzy Hawker, Dean Karnazes and Pam Smith.

To keep things fun, there’s some of my favorite inspirational and motivational quotes in there as well. And some that are, well, just a bit of fun really.


This is the almost definitive guide to getting your foot, and hopefully the rest of your body, in some of the coolest, but most notoriously closed doors in the world.

Aimed primarily at the fields of Marketing, Advertising and Design, the insights and advice in this guide are relevant to almost all job hunters – except perhaps those genuinely wanting to be astronauts. Or neurosurgeons.

With 176 full colour pages of advice and inspiration from some of the biggest, brightest and most successful names in their fields, this guide is an absolute must for anyone wanting to break in, get back in after being booted out, or perhaps even those wanting to find a better job than the crappy one with the unbearable boss they have now.

Quite simply, if you follow the advice in this book you will find a job. End of story.


So you want to get your foot in the door and land one of those impossible to get jobs eh? Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

The good news is, I’m going to help you. I’m going to give you a whole bunch of tips on what to do and how to go about getting that job you’ve got your sights set on.

The bad news is, I can’t actually do it for you. You’re still going to have to put the hard yards in. But at least you’ll have a bit of a plan. And if you already have a copy of my nifty little book, you’ll have the collective wisdom of some of the biggest, best and brightest minds in the business to keep you inspired, on track and help you along your way as well. (What?!?! You don’t already have the book? Oh, come on! It’s available right here and if you’re even half serious about getting that job, you really should buy a copy. Or borrow it off someone who did already. Not because I’m a money hungry, capitalistic bastards who want your money, but because it will actually help you.)