What we can learn from hackers, pirates and drug dealers

Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips argue that hackers, pirates, drug dealers and inner city gangs are natural-born-innovators with more in common with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs than you might think.

“As I talked to these digital explorers…I found a common element, common philosophy that seemed tied to the elegantly flowing logic of the computer itself. It was a philosophy of sharing, openness, decentralization, and getting your hands on machines at any cost to improve the machines and to improve the world. This Hacker Ethic is their gift to us: something with value even to those of us with no interest at all in computers.”

A short guide for corporate misfits

What we can learn from hackers, pirates and drug dealer

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