Will is the former Chief Economist of Spotify and PRS for Music where he pioneered Rockonomics, publishing work on Radiohead's In Rainbows, saving BBC 6Music and articulating the global value of music copyright. His book ‘Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles in Pivoting through Disruption’ publishes on 1st April. He has served as a fellow of LSE’s Marshall Institute throughout 2020 and has recently been appointed fellow to LSE's European Institute.
Who is the resource aimed at?
Students who want some answers to questions such as "why are all my clothes made in Asia?" and "how do I get a pay rise?" - this is for you.
How can the resource be used?
Listen at your leisure on the bus, while you tidy your room or while you work. Teachers - you might even want to play this to students a bit at a time, before gently (read: enthusiastically) encouraging your students to have a read.
How does the resource link to the curriculum?
Will's book 'Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles in Pivoting through Disruption' may contain valuable insights for economics students on how companies can adapt and pivot in the face of technological disruption.
How long will the activity take?
The entire episode lasts 65 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!