Crabtree leaving Financial Times
James Crabtree, who has been a contributing editor and Mumbai bureau chief at the Financial Times, sent out the following email to friends and colleagues:
A bit of job news from me to start the New Year, namely that I’m officially leaving the FT tomorrow, and taking up a position as an Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School here in Singapore.
I’ve had eight wonderful years at the FT, will always be proud to have been a journalist there. I’ll still hopefully be writing for the paper from time to time as well. Still, this new and more permanent role at the LKY School was too good to turn down, giving me a chance to focus on teaching, research and long-form writing, meaning more magazine essays in particular, and perhaps a second book too.
The new job means I’ll hopefully be putting out more articles on this list, at least more than in the last year, when I was mostly hiding and finishing The Billionaire Raj. In particular, I’ll be writing a new column for Nikkei Asian Review, and I’ll also be taking up a position as a non-resident fellow for the Asia Programme at Chatham House in London.
In the meantime, a couple of recent pieces from me copied below: the first for Nikkei, on why Asian needs to learn to love higher taxes, and then an FT review from last weekend, on Geoff Mulgan’s new book on “collective intelligence”.
Best wishes to everyone on this list for a wonderful New Year, and I hope to run into many of you in 2018.