Jan 2016 - Sep 2017

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Posted by: on January 31, 2017

“Oxford is not so much a place, it is a conversation.” – Kathy Harvey

When I applied to the EMBA at Oxford I was told I would not learn anything I did not already know. I was told this by a mentor who helped me found my business and by a friend who is a professor at an Ivy League Business School. They were both wrong. We are one […]

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Posted by: on August 8, 2016

“It was the best of times….” – Charles Dickens, 1859

I have said here, in this blog, that our cohort “bumps up against each other” every 5th week for one week. Please allow me to try to include you in this adventure – at least as best I can with written words. Last night was Friday night, the last night together. I sat at a […]

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Posted by: on July 11, 2016

Six Months into EMBA13

Whenever I play Ping Pong I find I play best when I play against a better player. If I want to ski better, I ski behind a better skier. A lot of life is like ping pong. Most EMBA programs I considered were predominantly taught online with limited time with classmates. I found the idea […]

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Posted by: on May 23, 2016

“An optimal point in time does not exist”- Rachael Ankrah-Fosu EMBA13

(Dominic Fosu was the husband of our classmate, Rachael Ankrah-Fosu. This post is about both Dominic and Rachael, our EMBA13 classmate.) By the time you reach our age Heroes are memories. And then, one day, you are surprised. Dominic Fosu was born into the Ashanti nation in modern day Ghana. At age 16 he emigrated […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2016


As I write I am flying business class 10,000 meters above the Pyrenees, drinking champagne and wondering what just happened to my soul. India. The street’s energy, the temples, the barbed wired business parks, the people, on people, on people. Handwoven silk sarees of celestial colours against a backdrop of minimalist office interiors, and against […]

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