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Mustafa Abbas


Degree:

EMBA

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry:

Finance

Year:

Sep 2018 - May 2020

Mustafa has worked in Investment Banking for twenty years in both production and management roles and has been Investment Director at a boutique multi-asset investment manager. He also serves as Campaign Board Member for Merton College, Oxford and as Governor for The Hall School, Hampstead.

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Posted by: on July 18, 2019

A Haiku, in memory of Haruno Yoshida (EMBA S-18) 

A sudden Farewell Fragility and Power Japan, Forever.

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Posted by: on June 3, 2019

The Devil is in the Detail

Marketing could be described as the art and science of persuasion. And in order to persuade, one must have an understanding of human nature. As we plunged into marketing, it seemed to encompass almost everything under the sun. At one moment we were psychoanalysts for commercial ends, at another, financiers calculating the lifetime value of […]

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Posted by: on April 29, 2019

It’s Oxford, innit?

There are many EMBA schools globally that will certify your competence for business. They produce “how to“ graduates in sausage factories. There is nothing wrong with that whatsoever. But none aims to develop “critical thinking” in the manner that only Oxford could. Having been asked on multiple occasions the reason for doing the EMBA at […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2019

EMBA Module 5: Economics

“Leave the Equilibria to Me!” If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on Keynes or Friedman (or Smith), If you can trust yourself when both your microeconomic and macroeconomic tutors doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can reflect and not be […]

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Posted by: on February 4, 2019

Leadership, and all things Human

Immanuel Kant was concerned with morality and felt that humans should be treated as ends in themselves and not as means to an end. This also implies that your value doesn’t depend on your use. That’s all very well, but in the real world – more specifically in the corporate world – management theories are […]

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Posted by: on October 31, 2018

Fallacies

I had not thought about the true power of statistics until our second module at SBS. I had heard of the Prosecutor’s Fallacy (erroneous interpretations of some valid statistics) and legal injustices – but hadn’t considered a mathematical framework to understand this. I had always hoped that, even if my doctor were to offer me […]

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Posted by: on September 30, 2018

The Journey Begins

Khalil Gibran — ‘Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.’ The class of EMBA-S18 was reminded of the poetic words of Gibran as we commenced our programme, perhaps as a gentle and kind reminder of the discomfort we were now embracing.  In this blog I […]

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