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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 September 21, 2017

The in-betweens

With the end of Module 10 last week came the end of the first year that I have been in the EMBA programme. Module 10 delivered a punch with the hurdle of a business finance exam, the exhilaration of doing the pitch for the entrepreneurship project with a stellar team, and the start of the […]

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Posted by: on August 15, 2017

Unlike any professional affiliation I have ever been associated with

Module 6 was a special time for me. My wife got to join me in Oxford, see what I am doing firsthand, go to our College Dinner at Nuffield College, and spend additional time after the module’s completion with some of the friends I have been privileged to make over the past nine months. It […]

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Posted by: on August 7, 2017

It ain’t over till it’s over

Yoggi Berra’s words are in my mind as we wrap up Module 9 of the Oxford EMBA. There is a chance I am thinking about this phrase as I am moving to New York in seven days for a new job, and one of my classmates has done the unimaginable and scored us tickets to […]

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Posted by: on June 26, 2017

In Fear of Abstractions

“Go in fear of abstractions” said Ezra Pound to the fellow poets of the early 20th century. These words were in my mind as we began our Business Finance class in Module 8 – for somewhere along the line in my past education, numbers in math were replaced with letters and abstract concepts, and my […]

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Posted by: on June 21, 2017

Entrepreneurial project – learning to think outside of myself

This month’s module had us thinking strategically with Dr. Thomas Powell and considering economic issues on a macro level with Dr. Ken Okamura. Each class held my personal interest for very different reasons, but Module 5’s real value for me rested and will continue to be dominated by our Entrepreneurial Project and the life-lessons I am […]

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Posted by: on May 15, 2017

Oxford College Life

Being part of a College is among the many unique facets of life in the EMBA programme, and as I have written before just one of the many communities you can get involved in. The Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham use such a unique college system, and for undergraduate and graduate students they are […]

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Posted by: on May 8, 2017

A privilege to be a part of the larger Oxford family

Module four brought the EMBA-J17 cohort back to Oxford (we were abroad last module) – and for this I am quite thankful.  I am continually reminded that I am fortunate to be a part of this cohort and a part of the greater Oxford University family.  These two realities stand out at this very moment, […]

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Posted by: on April 7, 2017

‘An Oxford moment’

A topic of discussion across the Module 6 was why each of us chose the EMBA. This was obviously a question many of us had asked before signing up for the programme, but 7 months later as the work load increased, the exams loomed ahead in the summer, and papers became due, it seemed this […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2017

Making the Most of the College Experience

One of the truly differentiating factors of an Oxford education is, indeed, the chance to engage outside of one’s department within one of the many colleges and halls of the greater University. In the EMBA programme, it is often thought that one will have little opportunity to take advantage of the college experience offered to […]

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