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  • Date and time: Wednesday 18 January 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    CL/A/026, Church Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

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Thankonomics challenges the fundamentals of business and economics by exploring the true meaning of words like value, money and appreciation. We try to create value, money and appreciation every day, spending our lives in organisations trying to increase them. But what do these words really mean?

"In this presentation of the concept and the book, you will be taken on an intriguing and entirely logical journey that will shake the very basis of your life assumptions and change your perspectives. It will explain a simple system for measuring value in real time, exposing shortcomings of the accounting and economic processes that we currently use. 

Thankonomics is a radical paradigm shift that will result in an exponential, non-inflationary expansion of the economy. It will make everyone richer, happier and more fulfilled. It will also put the long neglected not-for-profit sector on par with commercial organisations and ensure that value is accurately measured whenever and wherever it is created, not just at a point-of-sale. If followed through to its logical conclusion, Thankonomics will represent the greatest shift in the global economy since the invention of the coin."

These are the words of author and founder of Thankonomics, Andrew Robshaw. 

Come to the Masterclass and meet Andrew to hear and discuss more!

Zoom link

About the speaker

Andrew Robshaw

Managing Director, an expert in strategy, international business and new market development, a Sloan Fellow, of London Business School with MSc in Business Strategy, Administration and Leadership specialised in Enterprise Development; MSc in Bio-aeronautics at Cranfield Institute of Technology and BSc in Animal Science at Nottingham University. He started as trainee commodity trader in the City of London, then founded and ran a successful trans-European logistics company in France, he then emigrated to Chile to run the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce in Latin America, then also ran the Australian and Norwegian Bi- National Chambers of Commerce in Chile. He has observed business from most angles, from the micro to the microscale, the practical to the political. In 2009 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease focusing his perspective, on his life mission, to developing the revolutionary new business paradigm from the first principles which will modify the parameters of the global economy to the benefit of everyone in society. 

Launched as a book and concept in York just over a year ago.  

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible