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Joe Hooper


Degree:

EMBA

Location:

Canada

Industry:

Public Administration

Year:

Sep 2016 - May 2018

Joe Hooper has worked for the United Nations for 16 years in a number of countries and leadership positions. He is currently the Business Transformation and Change Management Coordinator for the United Nations, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Posted by: on August 7, 2017

It ain’t over till it’s over

Yoggi Berra’s words are in my mind as we wrap up Module 9 of the Oxford EMBA. There is a chance I am thinking about this phrase as I am moving to New York in seven days for a new job, and one of my classmates has done the unimaginable and scored us tickets to […]

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Posted by: on June 26, 2017

In Fear of Abstractions

“Go in fear of abstractions” said Ezra Pound to the fellow poets of the early 20th century. These words were in my mind as we began our Business Finance class in Module 8 – for somewhere along the line in my past education, numbers in math were replaced with letters and abstract concepts, and my […]

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Posted by: on May 15, 2017

Oxford College Life

Being part of a College is among the many unique facets of life in the EMBA programme, and as I have written before just one of the many communities you can get involved in. The Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham use such a unique college system, and for undergraduate and graduate students they are […]

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Posted by: on April 7, 2017

‘An Oxford moment’

A topic of discussion across the Module 6 was why each of us chose the EMBA. This was obviously a question many of us had asked before signing up for the programme, but 7 months later as the work load increased, the exams loomed ahead in the summer, and papers became due, it seemed this […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2017

Turning Points

It was Wednesday night at 2100hrs and our GOTO group was still debating and discussing the finer points of our assignment:  what were the future implications of work in financial services when analyzed through the lens of selected macro trends?  It had been a long day full of classes with new material, intensive discussions, followed […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2016

Of Poets and Quants

One of the many valuable aspects of Oxford University is the sheer number and diversity of groups and communities you can (or must) be involved with and/or belong to. There are study groups, working groups for assignments, communities that form around your occupation, sporting, or personal interests, those available through your College, and of course […]

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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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