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Posted by: on November 30, 2018

Social Consciousness

“Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.” Bono, U2 This is the quote that came foremost to mind after Module 2 of our EMBA program. While the week consisted mostly of massive hours of Analytics (what we used to call statistics back in my day), we also had our first class meeting […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2018

There is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it will be a butterfly

I like to think that Buckminster Fuller and I would have been friends. Fuller once said that “there is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it will be a butterfly”, beautifully illustrating the challenge – and opportunity – of complexity. The butterfly emerges as the result of a complex interplay between systems. It is […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2018

One year on…female scholars reflect on their EMBA experiences

After completing a year on the world-class Oxford Executive MBA at Saïd Business School, two female scholarship winners reflect on their first year together at Oxford and look forward to the final few months ahead. The programme is designed to help business leaders to realise their potential whilst continuing to thrive in their careers. Dr Pamela Walker, Head of […]

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Posted by: on November 16, 2018

Kanye learn from Kim? An interview with Jeetendr Sehdev

Move over 4As framework – KKP is the new bedrock of branding strategy. I sat down with Jeetendr Sehdev, Oxford alumnus and bestselling author, right before he delivered the keynote address for the 2018 ‘Silicon Valley Comes to the UK’ event. Within a few minutes of meeting Jeetendr, one can immediately see the allure. A […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2018

Analytics – DONE!

November 1, 2018 Module 2 has come to an end and along with it the completion of the Analytics portion of the program.  Whew! Our first assignment, due at the end of November, will test our comprehension of the topic.  Regression Analysis, Risk Analysis and Decision Tree Modelling were topics covered during the many hours […]

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Posted by: on November 1, 2018

Lessons in regressions: or, how I learnt to stop worrying and love heteroscedasticity

A cold snap in the UK, and we’re back to Oxford for Module 2. How quickly a group of people we met for a week in September now seem incredibly familiar (aided, perhaps, by a series of never-ending WhatsApp groups…). A schedule filled with lengthy sessions on analytics was the subject of much nervous laughter […]

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Posted by: on October 31, 2018


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 October 30, 2018

Analyzing Analytics

A core module of the Oxford EMBA, Analytics is taught throughout the first weeks of the programme, and covers a number of areas. Firstly, it covers general statistics, providing a recap of general and inferential statistics, and ensuring that students know their way around key mathematical techniques and concepts. Secondly, the module covers Decision Analysis, […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2018

Chapter two: How the EMBA compares to elite level sport

Just like in elite sport; your place in the environment has been earned through talent, hard work and a hunger to always improve. Now it’s time to pick up momentum, welcome to week 2. My Oxford experience, much like rugby, has demanded that I give everything of myself to the cause. This comes from a […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2018

Post EMBA, The Journey Continues

Guten tag. It has been six months since our cohort completed the EMBA programme. Thanks to two of our German classmates who planned a very special reunion for the EMBA S16 cohort, many of us once again packed our bags and travelled to Munich for Oktoberfest 2018. We finally got to see each other for […]

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