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Podcast Review | Daniel Ek – The Future of Audio

November 29, 2019

Podcast Review | Daniel Ek – The Future of Audio

Podcast Review | Daniel Ek – The Future of Audio

By Rob Miller | Portfolio Manager at NAOS Asset Management

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In 2006, at just 23, Daniel Ek founded the now global audio juggernaut Spotify.

Daniel talks about his life before Spotify and how he came to create this business, which has helped to revolutionise the audio industry. Daniel discusses his helicopter view of trends such as digitisation and automation, many of which he believes are in their infancy and also how Spotify can adapt and grow from its iteration as a ~$25bn NASDAQ listed company.

This interview also gives us an insight into why audio as a category can be viewed as an ‘intimate’ form of media as well as discussing the growth in the world of podcasts. We go on to hear about the next generation use cases of podcasts and how they can be used within the workplace to disrupt and improve efficiency,  Daniel speaks to his experience at Spotify here.  

It is clear to see that Daniel is a fascinating human and a very deep thinker who is constantly looking to the future.

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