Sep 2016 - May 2018
5:00 am: Woke up, got out of bed, and begrudgingly skipped breakfast in Keble College’s grand dining hall to jog two miles out to the Green Templeton boat house on the Thames.
6:00 am: Rowed for an hour with my fellow EMBA classmates as the sun came up over the tree line.
7:30 am: Jogged back into town – stopping to eat wild blackberries along the riverside – to meet my Entrepreneurship group for a working breakfast to hash out plans for a presentation of our project, a plan to build an online sales portal for premium used vehicles which will be implemented in Eastern Canada in 2018. Took some pictures of Christchurch College along the way.
9:00 am: Arrived at the Saïd Business School to meet with my study group to finish a presentation for our Ethics and Governance course due at noon. Our team presented a case study of the systemic lapses in ethical standards with the US Custom and Border Patrol (CBP). Our presentation focused on the harrowing story of a young Mexican teenager whose death can be directly attributed to the cruelty and disregard for human life of two CBP agents. Watch the documentary.
12:00 pm: Attended a lunchtime presentation on Social Entrepreneurship.
1:00 – 2:45 pm: Attended a Careers Workshop focused on building your personal brand.
3:00 pm: Ran into town to the Sheldonian Theatre to see a lecture by famed pianist Alfred Brendel on Beethoven’s late sonatas.
4:00 – 7:30 pm: Ran back to Saïd to attend two sessions of Business Finance lectures covering taxation and executive compensation.
7:30 pm: Dinner in the Pyramid room with my classmates where I listened to an interesting conversation about Bitcoin and took a sip of a $4000, 70-year old whiskey.
9:00 pm: Walked back into town to the Eagle and Child Pub for a gin tonic. Out of sheer luck they happened to be in the middle of a gin festival, so I tried a Sipsmith for the first time, served in a tall crystal glass with a slice of lime.
10:00 pm: Walked back to my dorm room at Keble College and went straight to bed to prepare for another 5 am rowing session the next morning.Back to top of article