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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

Ten Lessons from My EMBA Experience So Far – A Journey to Self Development

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe More than a year ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and undertake a massive career change while continuing to work on my own journey of self-development. My admission to […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: Breaking the Bias is a Matter of Choice

This year, International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 calls for action to #BreakTheBias in schools, workplaces and communities in a collective effort to create a world devoid of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Women have come a long way since the observance of the first IWD in the early 1900s, where 15,000 women marched through New York […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

A Rollercoaster Week

During my 10-hour flight home, I decided to jot down these thoughts and reflections after an intensive module week at Oxford. It was an intellectual and emotional rollercoaster ride – left me feeling a bit “There and Back Again”. We are Back The week started with a buzzing lecture hall – a scene that has […]

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Posted by: on January 13, 2022

From Oxford to Space, and Beyond!

We all know that Oxford, and the EMBA experience, will take us to places. For some, it might be landing onto their dream jobs, and for others, it might be pivoting into new sectors, cities or countries. For our group, it has taken us to Space. Soon after our EMBA journey commenced, a few of […]

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Posted by: on December 4, 2020

Impact Investing: An Entrepreneurial Project at the University of Oxford

As part of the Entrepreneurship class at the University of Oxford, we initiated a promising project in mid-2019, focussed on investing for impact in East Africa. The Executive MBA has equipped us with the necessary skills and the experience for such an endeavour. Nearly two years later, we finished our business proposal for an impact […]

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Posted by: on April 14, 2020

Post-Pandemic Innovation Illusions

I was lucky to complete the Oxford innovation strategy module during the historical coronavirus crisis. Moreover, I would say it was the right choice at the right time to take part in a course by legendary Marc Ventresca. Fresh knowledge about innovation heated by coronavirus creates a dangerous mix that pushes for entrepreneurial thinking. Shadows […]

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Posted by: on March 28, 2019

Chapter 4: Who is Winning in the Business of Sport?

I am passionate about winning – something I rediscovered being a corner man for my friend and Keble College grandfather – (if you ever meet me in person I will try and explain what this means) in his recent fight.  Fraser got in the ring and put it all on the line in hostile territory […]

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Posted by: on February 23, 2018

Safari of Extremes

I always knew post-graduation that at some point in my life I would like to embark on an MBA but the timing never felt right.  I finally went through the journey of finding the right course and applying.  Having been accepted at all my chosen schools I finally decided on Oxford.  The rankings played a […]

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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 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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