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Posted by: on October 12, 2017

Time travel

Reminiscing about a much enjoyed holiday with dear friends, my six year old daughter asked me “don’t you wish you could sometimes turn back time?” I wasn’t sure what to make of this. At six she doesn’t have much time to turn back and I hope no regrets. I knew what she meant though, there […]

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Posted by: on October 2, 2017

It’s Half-Time, Global Citizens

Three formal assignments, two exams, and one entrepreneurship project pitch later (since my last blog); EMBAS16 has finally finished all our core classes. We are now at the half-time mark of our EMBA journey. Unlike the Super Bowl half-time show in American football, there are no superstars dancing on stage with fireworks in the background. […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2017

Scholarship winners’ Q&A

Our two women scholars, Dr Pamela Walker and Elena Mariotti, reflect on their first week and first module of the Oxford EMBA. PAMELA: This first week was no doubt life changing for many of us. What was most surprising for you? ELENA: I was astonished by the greatness of my Cohort, a unique mix of […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2017

IMPOSTER!

Nothing really compares to the anticipation we experience when journeying to a new place or the complexity of emotion we feel upon arrival at new destinations. Whether it’s long-haul to far flung lands, your imagination having time to build exotic fantasies, or a simple walk to local exhibitions filled with artistic treasures yet to be […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2017

Searching for that Golden Oxford Moment…

As a veteran of the Diploma in Financial Strategy, I knew exactly what Kathy Harvey (Associate Dean and EMBA Programme Director) was talking about when we she told us that each of us would experience in a Golden Moment where we would feel the and see the magic of Oxford. I had in fact fleetingly […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2017

Change is coming – Module 1, Coming together

It all started Sunday night when about 40 of us gathered at the Ashmolean Museum to have dinner before starting our EMBA experience in earnest on Monday morning. Conversations started simple enough after cursory introductions. Where are you from? What do you do? By the time dessert arrived, however, we had moved past learning about […]

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Posted by: on September 25, 2017

The One Degree of Change – Re-writing my story

The first week has passed by. We made 62 new friends, from more than 30 countries in 5 continents, in almost any possible field. Besides the classes and official dinners, going to the pub after classes became an important ritual in our small tribe set-up. During these moments, a question emerged frequently: why did each […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2017

The in-betweens

With the end of Module 10 last week came the end of the first year that I have been in the EMBA programme. Module 10 delivered a punch with the hurdle of a business finance exam, the exhilaration of doing the pitch for the entrepreneurship project with a stellar team, and the start of the […]

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Posted by: on September 18, 2017

My EMBA journey

My Executive MBA journey started nearly a year ago. Over the last year my life has been consumed by this journey from researching business schools to preparing my application and adjusting to the realisation that tomorrow, I will be heading off to Oxford for my first module. It hardly seems real. When I think back […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2017

The Oxford EMBA’s dead. Long live our Oxford EMBA

Last Friday we celebrated the approaching end of our Executive MBA in Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. On Sunday, I told the following story on LinkedIn (connect with me). Within hours it had accumulated over a thousand views: On Monday my Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Project partner (see my posts on Six secrets to success for a brilliant […]

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