he start of the week The Capitalist invited readers to send word of any business-related songs they had come across in the workplace.
Regular readers will know The Capitalist is something of an economics groupie – so it’s no surprise that our hunt for the City’s best musical talent led us straight to the door of former monetary policymaker-slash-rocker Andrew Sentance.
Sentance revealed he grew tired of outgoing governor Sir Mervyn King’s football analogies when he joined the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. The solution? “I felt there was an opportunity to make some connections between rock music and economics – I gave a speech, inspired by the Genesis album, called Selling England By The Pound”.
But Sentance is not the only business rocker that The Capitalist has discovered. Former MBA tutor – and friend of Sentance – Peter Cook gives musical leadership lectures to firms such as GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, Lloyds Bank and Credit Suisse.
“I am presently writing the music for Fiscal Cliff, a pithy Spinal Tap-esque anthem about macro-economics,” he told The Capitalist yesterday.