By Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips
“A clean standpoint on enterprise practices or operating lives…and a quick creation to a brand new mind set” (Financial Times), The Misfit Economy exhibits how classes in innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from unbelievable locations: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others residing at the edge of society.
Who are the best innovators on this planet? You’re most likely pondering Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. the standard suspects. good, The Misfit Economy isn’t approximately them. It’s approximately humans you’ve by no means heard of. It’s approximately those who are simply as cutting edge, entrepreneurial, and visionary because the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the area, other than they’re now not working out of Silicon Valley. They’re on the street markets of Sao Paulo and Guangzhou, the garbage dumps of Lagos, the flooded coastal cities of Thailand. they're pirates, slum dwellers, laptop hackers, dissidents, and internal urban gang members.
Across the globe, various innovators are operating within the black, gray, and casual economies to increase suggestions to myriad demanding situations. faraway from being “deviant marketers” that pose threats to our social and financial balance, those innovators reveal outstanding ingenuity, pioneering unique equipment and most sensible practices that we will research from and practice to formal markets in pressing want of change.
In their “well-paced examine a special point of view on provide and insist and people who create it” (Library Journal), Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips examine the tales of underground innovation that make up the Misfit economic system. They research the teeming genius of the underground and ask: who're those unknown visionaries? How do they paintings? How do they arrange themselves? How do they catalyze and execute upon innovation? And finally, how are you going to take those classes into your personal global? The Misfit Economy tells you the way.