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Posted by: on September 21, 2020

Protect the Tribe.

I woke up today thinking about my Tribe… I come from an ethnicity native to Eastern Nigeria called the ‘Igbo’ Tribe, but this is not the tribe I refer to. Google defines tribe as “a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with […]

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Posted by: on August 10, 2020

Interesting and Odd Rules at the University of Oxford

Organisations across the world adopt unique and interesting historical practices that define their image and brand in wider society. Arcane procedures and sometimes strange rules have endowed in particular institutions with a rich culture; and in the case of learning institutions with a long history of eccentricity, these are usually associated with exciting and odd […]

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Posted by: on June 24, 2020

Diversity is Beautiful

Five months into my EMBA journey I have learnt about referencing, decision trees, authoritative leadership, elasticity, continuous processes but here is one most important takeaway: Diversity is Beautiful Gender, race, age, nationalities, country of residence, upbringing, profession, motivations, strengths, weaknesses, struggles, dreams, goals and many more. My diverse cohort means far more than “XX nationalities, […]

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Posted by: on June 22, 2020

As You Like It

It was just after the summer of 2018 when our cohort met for the first time at the Saïd Business School. The class of September-18 came from all over the world and from every walk of life. There were doctors and lawyers, sportsmen and bankers. This eclectic bunch bonded immediately. We would share stories from […]

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Posted by: on June 16, 2020

Advice to a New Oxford EMBA

Having just completed the taught part of the Oxford Executive MBA, and enjoyed every moment of it, here are some tips and insights aimed at those either about the start the programme, or interested in doing so. Choose your college wisely Colleges are an integral part of the Oxford experience, and the programme is built […]

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Posted by: on May 29, 2020

In search of meaning

Freud famously wrote that ‘Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness’; they both create meaning in our lives, in equal measure. Indeed, 82 per cent of professionals today say that they aspire to a meaningful life. This is before power, wealth, and success. When it comes to creating this ‘meaning’, learning and growth […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2020

Doing an Executive MBA

Last week marked the completion of something that was more than a dream for me. In fact, I did not even dare to believe that I would ever become a student and postgraduate at Oxford University. In 2018, following a rewarding career path and growth at Vodafone, I felt like I needed to go back […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2020

The end of a journey – 5 things I was not expecting from OXFORD Executive MBA

If you ever considered an MBA, you know the important international rankings (The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, etc). You also calculated your tuition and living costs, analysed alumni from the schools, read prospects from them, visited a campus, and did everything possible to make the better choice. My objective is not to give advice on […]

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Posted by: on May 4, 2020

Till Zoom do us part

“Adaptability to change is itself a hallmark of successful education” (Peter Hilton). In January of ‘this year’ (aka years ago) I had audited the FinTech module with the S18 – J19 combo. I remember flying into Heathrow at 6AM from Dubai and made it to class just after 10AM after checking-in at my friend’s place […]

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Posted by: on May 4, 2020

How are you treating the world?

In honour of John Lucas (June 1929- April 2020) I was just a spry lad of 18 when I arrived for my first philosophy tutorial at Merton College. I was in awe of John Lucas’s capacity to think. I was quite terrified about the prospect of learning through his interrogation. His office was messy, and […]

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