Alexa Clay is an economic historian, author, and innovation strategist with a healthy obsession for pirates, sound art, new economics, and pseudo-science. Her first book, The Misfit Economy, will be published by Simon & Schuster next year and examines the ingenuity of “underground” or black market and informal innovations. Alexa has published pieces in Fast Company, Forbes, Wired, The Guardian, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She currently leads the League of Intrapreneurs – a movement intended to bring about corporate social revolution and also serves as a thought leader in residence at BLKSHP. Previously, Alexa led research on the impacts of U.S. military bases around the world and has advised leading Fortune 500 companies and foundations on how to change the world. Alexa’s hobbies include esoteric poetry, old school letter writing, and adventure travel. She received her BA from Brown University and MSc. from Oxford University.