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Posted by: on April 29, 2020

EMBA Chronicles: India and the Global Rules of the Game

I am sitting at my desk at home trying to get some work done. It’s been a roller coaster ride since my first (and last) blog post on the Saïd EMBA website. It’s been somewhat of a tradition through my academic career that I would contribute to the university paper, blog or other forms of […]

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Posted by: on December 11, 2019

Reflections on my week in China

As I’m halfway through my 25-hour-flight back to São Paulo, I’ve decided to register some of the thoughts that are tingling my brain for the last couple of days. This was my first time in China and I couldn’t have had a better way to experience it than having this incredible group of 60 brilliant […]

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Posted by: on December 5, 2019

India in 1001 words – give or take

Oxford University made history by welcoming the largest percentage of women leaders to Saïd’s EMBA program in the September 2019 cohort (40% of the class). I got the opportunity to audit the program’s Global Rules of the Game module in Mumbai taught by Professor Mari Sako. I was joined by fellow classmate Sohail Choudhry. The […]

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Posted by: on August 15, 2018

Incredible Diversity

As a Chinese American based in New York City, I live and breathe diversity every single day. I thought nothing would top that. I was wrong. My Oxford EMBA cohort is incredibly diverse, in a class size of 65 with 40 different nationalities! Simply describing it does not do it justice. Let me give you […]

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Posted by: on January 17, 2018

Scholarship Winners’ Q&A: Module in India

Recently returned from Oxford’s Global Rules of the Game module in India, Pamela and Elena reflect on their experiences and new-found lens on emerging markets: Pamela: Exploring emerging markets in situ was an eye-opening experience; where better to interrogate and debate global rules of the game than in India. What was your take on this? […]

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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 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 February 8, 2016

Realising a dream

What kind of feeling will you have when you realize a dream? Healing and thrilling for me! Studying in Oxford has been my dream since I used the Oxford English Dictionary when I was a middle school student till now. Starting my study during the week of 18 Jan is incredibly amazing – much more […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2015

India Immersion

View the EMBA-12 India experience in photos.                    

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Posted by: on March 20, 2015

Module 3 – India

I’m about to land in Dubai before I catch my next flight to London, on my way back from Bangalore where we spent week 3 of the course studying Technology & Operations Management. It’s not often that you are in a really hot place with great facilities but you are not on holiday, and the […]

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