Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:14 pm
While outlaws and rebels are often pushed to the fringes of society, a duo of authors argues that today’s entrepreneurs can learn from their innovation tactics.
In the recently published book, “The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs,” authors Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips demonstrate how entrepreneurs can find value in methods and practices used by innovators at the top of black market and gray market economies. The authors explore what they deem the “dark side of innovation” as they highlight the work of pirates, terrorists, computer hackers, gang leaders and other members of the misfit economy.
The book chronicles stories of underground innovation and the disruptions they have fueled, revealing five key principles specific to the misfit economy.
The authors also show how misfit models of business are already beginning to influence mainstream culture.
“The Misfit Economy” is available on www.800ceoread.com for $20.80.