Anu Carnegie-Brown, Author at Sandberg Translation Partners

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Director’s Cut, take 28: Speaking of which

Director’s Cut, take 28: Speaking of which

Director’s Cut, take 28: Speaking of which

31 March 2021

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I recently missed the start of a live online talk I’d agreed to give. It was due to a misunderstanding about t...

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Director’s Cut, take 27: Home for Christmas

Director’s Cut, take 27: Home for Christmas

Director’s Cut, take 27: Home for Christmas

15 December 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Those three little words, ‘home for Christmas’, have been on my mind recently. They’ve featured high on my...

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Director’s Cut, take 26: Going from good to great with mentoring

Director’s Cut, take 26: Going from good to great wi...

Director’s Cut, take 26: Going from good to great wi...

22 October 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

“Do you have a few minutes so I could run something by you?” These words come out of my mouth quite frequent...

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Director’s Cut, take 25: Who’s on board?

Director’s Cut, take 25: Who’s on board?

Director’s Cut, take 25: Who’s on board?

5 August 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Last night, I found myself on a sinking ship. It was only a tender, the size of a large rowing boat, and we were...

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The world at your fingertips

The world at your fingertips

The world at your fingertips

30 July 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

At the end of the first day of the virtual LocWorldWide42 conference, I have managed to form two firm opinions. ...

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Director’s Cut, take 24: Through the looking glass

Director’s Cut, take 24: Through the looking glass

Director’s Cut, take 24: Through the looking glass

24 June 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

In the 1871 sequel to Lewis Carroll’s renowned first novel, Alice crosses back into the Wonderland, this time ...

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Director’s Cut, take 23: All in the same basket

Director’s Cut, take 23: All in the same basket

Director’s Cut, take 23: All in the same basket

7 April 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

The egg is an emblem of unhatched potential. The global COVID-19 crisis may have left us shellshocked, cracked, ...

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Director’s Cut, take 22: The future isn’t what it used to be

Director’s Cut, take 22: The future isn’t what it us...

Director’s Cut, take 22: The future isn’t what it us...

9 January 2020

Anu Carnegie-Brown

It’s a new year and (arguably) a new decade; the time for experts to demonstrate their expertise by foretellin...

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Director’s Cut, take 21: What’s value worth?

Director’s Cut, take 21: What’s value worth?

Director’s Cut, take 21: What’s value worth?

19 November 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

The pressure is on. Five hundred pairs of eyes are fixed on me, some expectantly, others critically. I have no i...

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Director’s Cut, take 20: Thoughts on the loo

Director’s Cut, take 20: Thoughts on the loo

Director’s Cut, take 20: Thoughts on the loo

9 October 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

How long does it take to teach someone to use the loo? For some, learning this fundamental part of life apparent...

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Director’s Cut, take 19: What goes in, comes out

Director’s Cut, take 19: What goes in, comes out

Director’s Cut, take 19: What goes in, comes out

5 July 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Business tends to be more interested in output than input. Clients rarely ask how you put together the service y...

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Director’s Cut, take 18: See who made it (to the World’s Largest LSPs Index 2019)

Director’s Cut, take 18: See who made it (to the Wor...

Director’s Cut, take 18: See who made it (to the Wor...

29 May 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

History is written by the victors. I pondered this much debated quote when studying the latest language services...

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What happened in Munich: Awards for artistic and technical merit at GALA 2019

What happened in Munich: Awards for artistic and tec...

What happened in Munich: Awards for artistic and tec...

2 April 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

The eleventh annual Language of Business conference hosted by the Globalization and Localization Association (GA...

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Director’s Cut, take 17: Conducting business after Brexit

Director’s Cut, take 17: Conducting business after B...

Director’s Cut, take 17: Conducting business after B...

12 February 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

While the political Brexit cauldron keeps churning, seething and frothing, UK businesses of every size and in ev...

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Does higher education still prepare people for jobs?

Does higher education still prepare people for jobs?

Does higher education still prepare people for jobs?

11 January 2019

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Sixteen students approaching the end of their studies. One teacher interested in enhancing their employability. ...

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Director’s Cut, take 16: The fun in fundraising

Director’s Cut, take 16: The fun in fundraising

Director’s Cut, take 16: The fun in fundraising

4 December 2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I have a British colleague who joined STP in May 2018. After six months at the company, this experienced HR prof...

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Director’s Cut, take 15: English Version 2.0

Director’s Cut, take 15: English Version 2.0

Director’s Cut, take 15: English Version 2.0

12 November 2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

English is currently the world’s most commonly taught foreign language, and it is so widely spoken that it is ...

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Director’s Cut, take 14: Selfie

Director’s Cut, take 14: Selfie

Director’s Cut, take 14: Selfie

19 September 2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

You have worked long and hard to build a solid reputation. You are not worried about what people say when you le...

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Looking in on Finland

Looking in on Finland

Looking in on Finland

11 September 2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

A brief visit to my native Finland last week included a day at #KIELI2018, the annual conference of Finnish Lang...

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SlatorCon London in six courses

SlatorCon London in six courses

SlatorCon London in six courses

22 May 2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

(Photo: Slator) Effective menu planning is essential for a first-rate party, and the team behind SlatorCon Londo...

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Why I am not attending Elia Networking Days for Executives

Why I am not attending Elia Networking Days for Exec...

Why I am not attending Elia Networking Days for Exec...

24 April 2018

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I am not attending Elia ND Focus this year merely to engage in two days of high level business talk. I am going...

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Director’s Cut, take 13: Give and take

Director’s Cut, take 13: Give and take

Director’s Cut, take 13: Give and take

28 September 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Voluntary engagement in the affairs of your industry is a matter of give and take. In fact, the giving and takin...

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Director’s Cut, take 12: And then there were fewer

Director’s Cut, take 12: And then there were fewer

Director’s Cut, take 12: And then there were fewer

14 September 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Another month, another acquisition. Private equity investors have deemed the highly-fragmented language market t...

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Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

Director’s Cut, take 11: The curtain

6 July 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

‘It’s always been a dream of mine to have done a TED talk – in the past.’ Tim Urban made me smile with t...

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Director’s Cut, take 10: Birds of a feather

Director’s Cut, take 10: Birds of a feather

Director’s Cut, take 10: Birds of a feather

1 June 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

When you hear the words ‘peer support,’ an organisation like Alcoholics Anonymous may well be the first thin...

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Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

Director’s Cut, take 9: Image conscious

4 May 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

There’s an old joke you may know about Finnish people. A Frenchman, an American and a Finn are walking in the ...

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Director’s Cut, take 8: Passing on good advice

Director’s Cut, take 8: Passing on good advice

Director’s Cut, take 8: Passing on good advice

6 April 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I recently came across this website where, to celebrate International Women’s Day, business leaders wrote lett...

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Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

Director’s Cut, take 7: Virtually there

2 March 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Your technology facilitates it, your people appreciate it, your type of work can sustain it. Yet how do you turn...

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Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

Director’s Cut, take 6: University challenges

1 February 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I like visiting universities. Hip students stroll the corridors talking about alien things in alien ways. Time s...

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Director’s Cut, take 5: Working with wise (wo)men

Director’s Cut, take 5: Working with wise (wo)men

Director’s Cut, take 5: Working with wise (wo)men

5 January 2017

Anu Carnegie-Brown

It’s around now – on Twelfth Night, or Epiphany – that many Christians celebrate the wise men arriving at ...

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Director’s Cut, take 4: To have and to hold on to

Director’s Cut, take 4: To have and to hold on to

Director’s Cut, take 4: To have and to hold on to

15 December 2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Most managers think that employees quit for pay-related reasons. There is research that supports this view, but ...

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Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

Director’s Cut, take 3: Iznogoud

2 November 2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

“I want to be Caliph instead of the Caliph” was the motto of Iznogoud, the wicked, scheming grand vizier of ...

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Director’s Cut, take 2: Guilty or not guilty?

Director’s Cut, take 2: Guilty or not guilty?

Director’s Cut, take 2: Guilty or not guilty?

7 October 2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

Do you ever feel disillusioned when you read advice on burnout prevention, stress management and work-life balan...

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Director’s Cut, take 1: Ikänäköala

Director’s Cut, take 1: Ikänäköala

Director’s Cut, take 1: Ikänäköala

8 September 2016

Anu Carnegie-Brown

I turned 50 this summer. And since it has taken me half a century to get blogging, I feel compelled to explain t...

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