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Posted by: on October 20, 2016

Matriculation…lens of a Canadian

I learned I was accepted to Harvard for their General Management Program (GMP) and when I walked onto the campus the first day, I was excited. I remember thinking that this was one of those moments and it felt surreal that this kid from a town of 1,100 in rural Saskatchewan (Canada) was one of […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2016

Life is a series of compromises and it takes a village…

“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge” Napoleon Hill To say that my decision to pursue the EMBA after completion of the Diploma in Global Business was a difficult one would be an understatement. The Diploma in Global Business is a masters level postgraduate qualification focused on global strategy, risk […]

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Posted by: on October 17, 2016

How to Discount Accurately the Value of Business Education

Valuing today a future cash flow is the essence of Corporate Finance. There’s a risk that a cash flow promised today for delivery in the future may not be delivered. So it’s sensible to pay less today for that promise of future performance. In Corporate Finance during Module Eight of my Executive MBA at Oxford […]

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Posted by: on October 3, 2016

The one-employer career is dead

If the marketing department at the Saïd Business School had set out to write a book to attract EMBA students, they could not have come up with a better offering than The Hundred Year Life. Written by Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton, and published this summer, it points out, using standard data, that likely applicants, […]

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Posted by: on October 2, 2016

Writing Home – Initial Impressions

It’s a rainy morning in Leipzig and I am down with a cold right now, sipping my breakfast tea. I worked through to Friday, but my throat has been scratchy all week. Hard to believe just two weeks ago I spent a wonderful, Indian summer week in Oxford. I’ve been meaning to write about my […]

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Posted by: on September 29, 2016

Globalisation meets Analytics, Module 1 Reflections

The first week of the EMBA programme went by so fast it was only when I got back home a few days later that I had a chance to gather my thoughts and review the week that had been. What a week, from globalisation, authenticity, analytics, global rules of the game and entrepreneurship, the topics […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2016

An incredible and life-changing journey for us all

Oxford EMBA 16 began on September 11th, 2016, the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As a New Yorker, it was an emotional Sunday morning for me. It feels like it was only yesterday when two planes flew into the Twin Towers and changed our lives forever. I still remember frantically calling friends and family […]

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Posted by: on September 23, 2016

Making a little right from out of all the wrong

My friends do not know this, but I have – what I humbly believe to be – a stellar collection of country music albums on my phone. As a Canadian, perhaps this is required. And so last week as my bus from Heathrow pulled up to Gloucester Green in Oxford for the first module of […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2016

A Locals Journey to Oxford

My Oxford experience started a full 2 years before I applied for the Executive MBA. I had known for almost a decade that I wanted to do an MBA but wanted to feel like I had achieved more in my professional life before applying. The only trouble was once I had achieved more and started […]

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Posted by: on September 9, 2016

Autumnal X-ray Accounting and Libraries’ Sofas

Learning accounting at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School was surprisingly interesting. I remember reading, as an undergraduate, about how double entry bookkeeping’s invention was a condition for the industrial revolution. I’m glad now to understand more of what double entry bookkeeping actually is. I’ve managed the finances of an organisation. But then I just copied […]

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