Walking Through Different Worlds is partly autobiographical and partly a series of narratives, with analyses, by a self-trained amateur management consultant.
It starts by setting the scene with a brief note of Philip’s unusual family background, and life up to graduation; and then reflects his experiences of the many worlds in which he has operated.
Philip has led a multi-faceted and interesting life in law, business, charities, politics and religion. He has been involved with many organisations, learning from each of them and trying to use that learning and experience to the benefit of the others. He regards his principal talent as annoying people, albeit hopefully for good.
It is an unusual blend of the autobiographical and the analytical, with a lively conversational style and a wealth of insider and often funny anecdotes from the heart of City law firms, the Confederation of British Industry (where he was a non-executive director), local government (a high-profile Woking Borough Councillor), and the Liberal Democrats (an adviser to Paddy Ashdown, seven times a Parliamentary candidate, legal adviser in the Liberal/SDP merger negotiations and constitutional law adviser in relation to Coalition Government).
Philip Goldenberg was educated at St Paul’s School and Oxford, where he read Classics. He lives in Woking, Surrey. He is a Corporate Finance specialist with wide-ranging experience in UK domestic corporate finance and governance, with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, flotations, issues and reconstructions and employee share ownership. Philip has also had an active involvement in public policy matters relating to his professional sphere.