Alexa Clay is a fresh voice with an edgy and thought-provoking message. A brilliant and engaging storyteller, she takes you inside the hearts and minds of the innovators working on the fringes of society; nominated for the Thinkers50 award for Innovation, Clay is passionate about subcultures and inspires you to rethink your assumptions on ingenuity. She has uncovered that the underworld is filled with natural-born-innovators.
Alexa Clay is the co-author of the best selling book The Misfit Economy, named the best pre-eminent book to read in 2015 by The World Economic Forum, TechRepublic, The Telegraph and Huffington Post. In the book Clay interviews over 400 criminals, including Somali Pirates, LA drug dealers, young hackers and NY con artists; and demonstrates that the ingenuity of these misfits have more in common with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs than you might think.