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Sinbad the Sailor is an outcome report about a venture capitalist who goes on seven high risk business ventures to open new trade routes to oversea markets, only to have unforeseen complications create areas of opportunity for his negotiating skills to create mutually beneficial outcomes.

Or at least, that would be the modern interpretation of Sinbad. This middle eastern fable is a collection of stories told in a manner similar to the Thousand And One Nights; Hinbad the porter stops to rest outside the mansion of Sinbad the merchant, and laments that for chance he missed out on the amazing riches of the latter, which he won very easily. However, who should hear him but Sinbad the sailor? Rather than be angry at his jealousy, he invites the porter to sup with him and regales him for seven consecutive nights with the tales of his fortunes and misfortunes, adventures and perils, giving him 100 gold coins at the end of each.

Despite being commonly called "the Sailor," Sinbad is a merchant and a ship-owner, and has adventures in places reached by sailing, but is not himself a sailor of any sort.

Sinbad has proven a popular figure in the cinema and on TV, where, however, his adventures have generally had little connection with his original 1001 Nights version.

Not to be confused with Popeye The Sailor, though they did "costar" together in Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor.


Tropes used in the Seven Voyages:

Tropes used in the First Voyage:

  • Turtle Island: The sleeping giant whale has a forest growing over it.

Tropes used in the Second Voyage:

Tropes used in the Third Voyage:

Tropes used in the Fourth Voyage:

  • Cannibal Tribe: Sinbad just keeps getting captured by cannibals, doesn't he?
  • Lotus Eater Machine: Well, plain old "Lotuses" anyway. The natives make their other captives docile with an herb to fatten them up.
  • Together in Death: The bad kind. The kingdom has a custom that when the husband dies, the wife will be entombed with him.

Tropes used in the Fifth Voyage:

Tropes used in the Sixth Voyage:

Tropes used in the Seventh Voyage:


Works Featuring Sinbad (Sometimes In Name Only) Include:

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