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Posted by: on December 5, 2017

Through the wardrobe: A trip into Oxford’s Startup Narnia

Oxford served as a fantastical influence for the writing of a number of literary giants, not least of which was C S Lewis. Walking around Oxford and taking in some of its wonderful sights (on and off the beaten track) it is not hard to see where C S Lewis found the inspiration for a […]

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Posted by: on November 28, 2017

Use data, don’t use your intuition!

Media and well regarded books celebrate the ones that managed to heroically redefine our economic world. They are restless, innovative, hard working, dedicated, usually highly talented and intuitive. For sure, their emotions were captured in the products and services they launched. Based on the articles, one of their most important assets was the courage to […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2017

#youtoo – Tipping points towards equality

How amazing it is to actually experience a tipping point. Tipping points can be good or bad. A bad tipping point would be if all kids would start drinking sugary drinks and obesity would rise. That’s bad. A good tipping point is when people who go skiing suddenly start wearing helmets. Nobody told anyone that […]

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Posted by: on October 17, 2017

‘9’ is the only number

Not that I’m rankings obsessed or anything, but the FT Global EMBA rankings for 2017 are just out, and Oxford Saïd has managed to hold on to its Number Nine spot on the list. That’s three years in a row, consistently at ‘9’. Is ‘9’ a good showing? That means there are eight other programs […]

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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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