Hi, I’m Kyra (kee-rah). I’m a writer, reader and listener. Most recently, I wrote a book called The Misfit Economy. It chronicles stories of creativity from dark and informal markets around the globe. I read a lot. You can follow what I read by subscribing to these two newsletters: Snail Mail (monthly, with content at least one year old) and Marginalia (monthlyish, with one great book recommendation). Say hello!

Hi, I’m Kyra (kee-rah). I’m a writer, reader and listener. Most recently, I wrote a book called The Misfit Economy. It chronicles stories of creativity from dark and informal markets around the globe. I read a lot. You can follow what I read by subscribing to these two newsletters: Snail Mail (monthly, with content at least one year old) and Marginalia (monthlyish, with one great book recommendation). Say hello!

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The Misfit Economy argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others working on the margins of business and society.

The Misfit Economy was named a top business book for 2015 by The Telegraph, as part of a list of books “all leaders should read” at the World Economic Forum, and was called “lively and insightful” by The Economist.

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