Bio Alexa Clay
Writer, culture hacker and innovation strategist
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 in the black economy. 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-entrepreneurs.
Alex is the co-author of The Misfit Economy, named the best business book to read in 2015 by The World Economic Forum, TechRepublic, The Telegraph and Huffington Post. In the book Alexa interviews Somali Pirates, LA drug dealers, young hackers and NY con artists to unveil their remarkable business nous.
Beyond her work with the dark side of the economy, Alexa holds a number of positions including being the co-Founder of the League of Intrapreneurs, a movement to create change from within big business, she’s advised for the Clinton Foundation where she developed a community of social intrapreneurs (from the private sector) to work on climate change. She is also the Founder of Wisdom Hackers, an incubator for philosophical inquiry.