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Misfit Economy

Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

By Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips
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Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs by Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips

Misfit Economy (2015) sings the praises of people who break society’s rules. You’ll learn the strategies of such freethinkers – often working on the periphery of the mainstream economy – who succeed amid tough circumstances. Instead of shunning such “misfits,” you’ll instead be inspired to adopt such strategies in your own life and career.

  • Anyone who wants to unleash their “inner misfit”
  • Start-up founders and entrepreneurs
  • Outsiders, freethinkers and mavericks of all stripes

Alexa Clay is a leading expert on subcultures. Among a host of other projects, she founded the League of Intrapreneurs, an initiative to create change from within big businesses.

Kyra Maya Phillips is a writer and innovation strategist. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Phillips previously wrote on environmental issues for The Guardian.

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