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'Misfit Economy' draws inspiration from innovators beyond the mainstream

Hackers, pirates and swindlers, rather than visionary chief executives, should be the inspiration for business leaders. That is the view set out in "The Misfit Economy," by Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips. The book's principal contention is that "the free market economy does not possess a monopoly on innovation." They suggest five key principles to help discover your "inner misfit." They are hustling ("spotting an idea and going for it"); copying (which they describe as "collective innovation"); and hacking (taking on the establishment and getting "to know a system intimately in order to more effectively take it...

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