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Posted by: on October 17, 2019

Why I believe Real Estate is the most promising asset class and needs more atten...

I am writing this entry to share my thoughts on the importance of real estate as an asset class for both: investment, and academic study. In my experience and research I have discovered real estate to be a solid wealth generator and the only asset class that offers a retail investor the chance to invest […]

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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 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 September 26, 2017

Change is coming – Module 1, Coming together

It all started Sunday night when about 40 of us gathered at the Ashmolean Museum to have dinner before starting our EMBA experience in earnest on Monday morning. Conversations started simple enough after cursory introductions. Where are you from? What do you do? By the time dessert arrived, however, we had moved past learning about […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2017

The Oxford EMBA’s dead. Long live our Oxford EMBA

Last Friday we celebrated the approaching end of our Executive MBA in Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. On Sunday, I told the following story on LinkedIn (connect with me). Within hours it had accumulated over a thousand views: On Monday my Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Project partner (see my posts on Six secrets to success for a brilliant […]

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Posted by: on September 14, 2017

Time Flies When Preparing For Oxford

I started this post writing about the learning opportunities that have started even before classes began. Then, it occurred to me that many people contemplating or just beginning the application process might be interested in many of the milestones that occurred long before the course work ever began. I started my search for additional educational […]

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Posted by: on August 2, 2017

Palo Alto: Bringing Us Closer to Our Unknown Liquid Futures

We were in Palo Alto for the second last Entrepreneurship Finance module of our Oxford Saïd Executive MBA. The key questions we came to Palo Alto to answer were: Why do 50% of NASDAQ companies and 50% of the world’s US$100b+ companies come from this locality – Google Airbnb HP Lyft Uber Apple LinkedIn Adobe […]

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Posted by: on June 28, 2017

Marconi’s crystal and the cat’s whisker

I’m 10% happy that now, having completed the third last module of my Executive MBA at Oxford University, I only have four assignments to do. I’m 95% very sad, though, as the necessity of travelling to/from and being in Oxford for the past 16 months has become a habit it shall be hard to break. I […]

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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 May 23, 2017

Why you can never win in Oxford negotiations (Part I)

In our Oxford University Executive MBA elective “Negotiating Strategy and Practice”, we conducted eight different negotiations based on case studies with different sets of and coalitions of our classmates. The results were monitored using software. Each of us rated the others whom we had been negotiating with on several continuums (yielding; compromising; forcing; problem solving; […]

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