Misfit Subculture: Learning from Hermits, Gangsters, and Occupiers (Video)

Misfit Subculture: Learning from Hermits, Gangsters, and Occupiers (Video)

Business September 25, 2014 / By The Misfit Economy
Misfit Subculture: Learning from Hermits, Gangsters, and Occupiers (Video)
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What can we learn about corporate governance from occupiers? What can entrepreneurs learn from hermits? What can the pharmaceutical industry learn from its patent robbers? In this talk, Alexa Clay explores the role of misfits in driving innovation and asks how can we foster greater collaboration and understanding between society and its misfit subcultures.

What can we learn about corporate governance from occupiers? What can entrepreneurs learn from hermits? What can the pharmaceutical industry learn from its patent robbers? In this talk, Alexa Clay explores the role of misfits in driving innovation and asks how can we foster greater collaboration and understanding between society and its misfit subcultures.

 

What do pirates, terrorists, computer hackers and inner city gangs have in common with Silicon Valley? Innovation. Across the globe, diverse innovators operating in the black and gray 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 best practices that we can learn from and apply in our own worlds. The Misfit Economy seeks to unveil and leverage this new well-spring of ingenuity. Join us in exploring the dark side of innovation.

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