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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

The pandemic inequalities and its impact to the lower-income population

After experiencing my first lockdown back in spring and with a second one just introduced widely around many parts of the world; my attention has been drawn to two articles I read a few weeks ago. The first one, reported by Bloomberg and Harvard Professor Raj Chetty and the second, an article about the economic […]

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Posted by: on September 27, 2019

And so the adventure begins!

Earlier this month, Said Business School welcomed the S19 Executive MBA cohort – a group of 67 accomplished individuals, who hail from 26 different nationalities and who I am so pleased to call my classmates. I met many of my fellow students for the first time at our welcome dinner at the Ashmolean Museum and […]

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Posted by: on January 28, 2019

My College Induction at Oxford University

Today I was inducted into Kellogg College at Oxford University. It was a marvelous experience and I’d like to share with you why. For folks who are not natives of the UK, you may ask: “Aren’t you a student of Saïd Business School at Oxford University? Why are you being inducted into a college whose […]

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Posted by: on January 14, 2019

Pre-Course Preparation

I must admit that I feel a little bit like a kid in a sweets shop. With the run up to the first Module and our arrival in Oxford on Sunday for the welcome dinner, I am overwhelmed by a feeling of excitement and anticipation. Welcome dinner, matriculation ceremony, gowns only add to the fanfare […]

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Posted by: on April 19, 2018

Dream & Reality

Oxford, city of dreaming spires. Coming to Oxford, feels like a dream. Like a superman, putting on a cape, flying to Oxford, leaving daily life and noise behind, living a mysterious life, dreaming the dreams. Once the module is over, taking off the cape, and back to my regular mundane self. Three modules into Oxford EMBA […]

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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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Posted by: on June 14, 2017

The three types of Executive MBA student

“If you walk out of this programme not feeling confident that you can do anything you are passionate about, and be successful at it, then you have missed the point of coming here.” – D.A. These were the words my successful entrepreneur group member and friend said to me one morning, as I ran into […]

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Posted by: on April 6, 2017

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” – Heraclitus

Spring is upon us once again in Oxford. It was exactly a year ago when I first set foot on this historic campus for my Executive MBA admissions interview. Six months into the programme now, I have made fifty-seven new friends from around the world, who are travelling on this intellectually stimulating and fast-paced journey […]

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