The Misfit Economy: Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

Großartig klingendes Buch von Alexa Clay und Kyra Maya Phillips über Schattenwirtschaft, Gangster und Piraten mit Fokus auf informelle Innovation. Klingt ziemlich exakt genau wie das 2012er Buch Pirate Organization: Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism (und ein bisschen wie Trust me, I'm lying, das allerdings nicht wirklich empfehlenswert ist). Jedenfalls: Wirtschaftsbücher über Gangster und Piraten kann man nie genug haben, Misfit Economy erscheint am 23. Juni.

misfit-economyWho are the greatest innovators in the world? You’re probably thinking Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. The usual suspects. This book isn’t about them. It’s about people you’ve never heard of. It’s about people who are just as innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary as the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the world, except they’re not in 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 operating in the black, grey, and informal economies are developing solutions to a myriad of challenges. Far from being “deviant entrepreneurs” that pose threats to our social and economic stability, these innovators display remarkable ingenuity, pioneering original methods and practices that we can learn from and apply to move formal markets.

This book investigates the stories of underground innovation that make up the Misfit Economy. It examines the teeming genius of the underground. It asks: Who are these unknown visionaries? How do they work? How do they organize themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And ultimately, how can you take these lessons into your own world?

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