My name is Simon Carne.
Writing and public speaking
I have taught writing skills courses as a visiting lecturer on MSc programs at Imperial College Business School and City, University of London. This was a far cry from when I was simply passing on my techniques to colleagues in the firm where I worked. But then a number of other businesses and financial services organisations asked me to deliver courses for them. I was also asked to help firms identify a “voice” in which to present material to their clients and prospective clients. At first, I saw it as no more than a side-line to my main consulting role, but I found I enjoyed it too much to turn down the opportunities that followed me around.
In my work and in my writing, I delight in exposing a lack of clarity in conventional thinking where I believe it exists. And I aspire to find just the right emotion to communicate my point. Examples can be found on my Substack page and sprinkled over this website.
Two of my favourite writers are Daniel Finkelstein and ().