Robert Rowland Smith spent the first part of his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and the second as a partner in a leading firm of management consultants.
He now divides his time between writing and consulting independently. Robert’s consulting specializes in working with boards and senior teams on issues of strategy and change.
Robert writes non-fiction that applies philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature to the concerns of everyday life.
Robert has written for The Independent, Intelligent Life, Psychologies and the Evening Standard, been profiled in The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Time Out and The Observer, and broadcast for BBC radio and television. He has a column on everyday dilemmas in the Sunday Times Magazine, to which he also contributes features.
Robert’s teaching has taken him across the UK, France, Norway, and California.
Robert is now on the Faculty at The School of Life, and is Visiting Professor of Modern Thought at The London Graduate School.
Having lived in Oxford, France and Los Angeles, Robert has returned to his native London, where he lives with his wife. He has three daughters.