Shake Up Mainstream Innovation 💬🤓😄🤔
Culture Hacker and Innovation Strategist Alexa Clay is our spirit animal. Her keynote shared several examples of ingenuity and innovation being driven by misfits. We mentioned yesterday (http://bit.ly/24JAEXJ ) that Alexa’s book The Misfit Economy shares lessons in creativity from pirates, hackers, gangsters, and other informal entrepreneurs. These somewhat original methods and best practices can be applied to our worlds to drive change. See below for Alexa Clay’s 5 Lessons from misfits.
Throughout her storytelling of misfits principles and philosophies, we were left wanting to hear more. More about the culture hackers and more about these diverse innovators are operating in the marketplace and economies.
The hustle is real. Innovating above your day jobs creates an evolutionary climate.
Lean into change and find your entourage. The sense of belonging, trust and feedback turns quirks into norms.
It is all about the copycats. Don’t start from scratch. Borrow and make better.
Misfits are the invisible con artists among us.
Hold the phone. LARP is a thing. And yes, we want in with the other provoketeers.
The pivot can take you places you didn’t expect. Alexa reminded us to make a compelling business case by getting creative with delivery, which may not take place in a conference room viewing a PowerPoint. But, it could take place in the woods wearing a wig and carrying a shield (we just couldn’t get over the larping thing).
As we celebrate the League of Intrapreneurs and “insider misfits” growing a movement to drive change from within, let’s ensure that we are doing our part to foster a misfit subculture. 🙌🏽 to the Corporate Rebels.
Seek us out, find us in the crowd and we will do what we can to share your story. Check out 5 Tips for Being Social While Innovating💬🤓😄🤔. We'll be sharing content here, on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium and perhaps a few other platforms.
Aaron Keller @KellerOfCapsule
Managing Principal, Capsule
Angela Dirks @CapsuleDesign
Director of Digital and Social, Capsule