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I have a number of blank screens to fill with introductory remarks (here and elsewhere) and I’m desperately trying to think of something to say. . I am a qualified accountant currently working as a lecturer in finance, governance and public policy at a business school. I deliver professional accountancy qualifications and a number of programmes aimed at developing countries needing to improve governance arrangements. I have a bad habit of cornering people at parties and trying to explain that accountancy is much more interesting than people think. I used to be a social scientist and my masters degree is in economic philosophy (funny how that turned out not to make me more employable). I read a lot of books and was once told that asking someone for their favourite book was a good way to get to know them. I’m not sure what my favourite book is, I like Russian authors and also love Ishiguro but when I’m feeling miserable I’m much more likely to re-read Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams. Although I disagree violently with their opinions my favourite philosophers to read are Adam Smith and Thomas Hobbes. I also have a son.


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