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Posted by: on January 6, 2022

Silent Reflection

This photo snapped in a flash of a second, took years in the making. The men and women captured in the stillness of this frame made moves from across the globe. A dizzying array of separate journeys collided at Balliol College of Oxford University, sometime in the early part of that year called 2020. I […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2021

Resiliency and Kindness!

Almost two years ago, I entered Oxford Saïd Business School to learn business (at least that’s what I thought I was going to do), but leaving this place learning far more than business. I learnt the power of Tribe, the value the diverse perspectives bring to the table and leadership through resiliency in extraordinary times. […]

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Posted by: on June 15, 2021

Oxford, a magical place I once dreamed of

When I was studying in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, I visited a friend who attended Oxford Brookes University. The Oxford in my memory of just a few days was historical and mysterious, like the old towns in the European fairy tales that I read as a child, or the magical world of […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2021

Embarking on Oxford EMBA Journey during the Pandemic

What an extraordinary year 2020 has been. The global pandemic has affected all of us. Being in the nonprofit space, I am acutely aware that COVID has also disproportionately affected people who are resource-scarce in many parts of the world. For instance, during the Circuit Breaker period in Singapore, children from low-income families were affected […]

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Posted by: on January 6, 2021

Growing babies, growing self

As we enter 2021, I feel the need to reflect on the year that has just passed. I find myself flipping through pictures of my babies and I am amazed by how much they have grown in a short space of time. In January 2020 I was 6 months pregnant with twins, my toddler could […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2020

Expectations…

January 20, 2020, 5:00 am, I wake up in a simple but nice room in a Marriott, not substantially unlike any other of the many I’ve woken up in around the world, in Oxford city centre. I put on the kettle and take down two cups of instant coffee along with a bottle of water […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2020

Protect the Tribe.

I woke up today thinking about my Tribe… I come from an ethnicity native to Eastern Nigeria called the ‘Igbo’ Tribe, but this is not the tribe I refer to. Google defines tribe as “a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with […]

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Posted by: on August 10, 2020

Interesting and Odd Rules at the University of Oxford

Organisations across the world adopt unique and interesting historical practices that define their image and brand in wider society. Arcane procedures and sometimes strange rules have endowed in particular institutions with a rich culture; and in the case of learning institutions with a long history of eccentricity, these are usually associated with exciting and odd […]

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Posted by: on June 22, 2020

As You Like It

It was just after the summer of 2018 when our cohort met for the first time at the Saïd Business School. The class of September-18 came from all over the world and from every walk of life. There were doctors and lawyers, sportsmen and bankers. This eclectic bunch bonded immediately. We would share stories from […]

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Posted by: on June 16, 2020

Advice to a New Oxford EMBA

Having just completed the taught part of the Oxford Executive MBA, and enjoyed every moment of it, here are some tips and insights aimed at those either about the start the programme, or interested in doing so. Choose your college wisely Colleges are an integral part of the Oxford experience, and the programme is built […]

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