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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 September 25, 2017

The One Degree of Change – Re-writing my story

The first week has passed by. We made 62 new friends, from more than 30 countries in 5 continents, in almost any possible field. Besides the classes and official dinners, going to the pub after classes became an important ritual in our small tribe set-up. During these moments, a question emerged frequently: why did each […]

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Posted by: on August 8, 2017

A Day in the Life of an EMBA Student

5:00 am: Woke up, got out of bed, and begrudgingly skipped breakfast in Keble College’s grand dining hall to jog two miles out to the Green Templeton boat house on the Thames. 6:00 am: Rowed for an hour with my fellow EMBA classmates as the sun came up over the tree line.   7:30 am: […]

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Posted by: on March 6, 2017

Not your ordinary Business School: the power of difference

Imagine a classroom where almost no one was like you. Different nationalities (34 in our case), genders (33% female), ethnicities, skills, languages, socio-economic backgrounds and certainly different personalities. Yet here we all are, in other ways just the same; eager, committed, experienced in our respective fields, driven by a desire to learn more, understand ourselves […]

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Posted by: on October 2, 2016

Writing Home – Initial Impressions

It’s a rainy morning in Leipzig and I am down with a cold right now, sipping my breakfast tea. I worked through to Friday, but my throat has been scratchy all week. Hard to believe just two weeks ago I spent a wonderful, Indian summer week in Oxford. I’ve been meaning to write about my […]

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Posted by: on September 2, 2016

Applying to Oxford: An Insider’s View

It was a spontaneous business trip last summer that initially got the wheels rolling. I was in London for a week and was asked to give an unplanned presentation for my client at their office just outside Oxford. Afterwards, I had some time to walk through town. As I passed by grand stone facades and […]

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