Misfit Economy by Clay Alexa Phillips Kyra Maya
The Misfit Economy is about people who are just as innovative entrepreneurial and visionary as the Jobses Edisons and Fords of the world except they're not operating out of Silicon Valley. They're in the street markets of Sao Paulo and Guangzhou the rubbish dumps of Lagos the flooded coastal towns of Thailand. They are pirates slum dwellers computer hackers dissidents and inner city gang members. Across the globe diverse innovators are working in the black grey and informal economies to develop solutions to myriad challenges. Far from being 'deviant entrepreneurs' that pose threats to our social and economic stability these innovators display remarkable ingenuity pioneering original methods and best practices that we can learn from and apply to formal markets in urgent need of change.