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British Airways -

Doing Business on the Fringes

WGBH Boston -

Innovation Hub






What we can learn from pirates & gangsters

Why Business Needs Misfits

A Short Guide for

Corporate Misfits

Forbes - 5 Questions

with Alexa Clay

WIRED - why using ex-convicts could give start-ups

an edge 

Aeon - The Great Pretenders 

HEC Paris - Creativity Talks

The Economy of


How Clinton & Sanders Pursue Change - Academically Speaking

Episode 38: The Conversation

Aeon: Wasn't I Special Enough to Be Abducted by Aliens? 

Business Lessons from 17th century pirates - The 6 Types of

Misfit Entrepreneurs

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ALEXA CLAY Chief Misfit. Innovation Expert. Tech Provocateur. Researcher.