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Posted by: on April 14, 2020

Post-Pandemic Innovation Illusions

I was lucky to complete the Oxford innovation strategy module during the historical coronavirus crisis. Moreover, I would say it was the right choice at the right time to take part in a course by legendary Marc Ventresca. Fresh knowledge about innovation heated by coronavirus creates a dangerous mix that pushes for entrepreneurial thinking. Shadows […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2020

A Hundred Visions and Revisions

I was most excited to be visiting Palo Alto in March and after receiving permission from my better half, my flight was booked and I was invited to stay in a fabulous house with party-loving friends from my cohort. I was going to Silicon Valley to learn about entrepreneurial finance and meet some of the […]

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Posted by: on March 13, 2020

The Dyslexic Investor

My first memories of school were being escorted out of the classroom. Not because I’d done anything wrong. I was just slow in picking up on the things you’re judged on at school, specifically, turning squiggly lines into words and trying to remember the order of letters. So, whilst my friends were learning about volcanoes […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2020

The five things I learned in my first year in Oxford

Following on from the success of my long running, two-part “five things I learned in…” blog series, I thought a year into my Oxford EMBA would be a good time to pause, reflect, and, if I may be so bold, impart some more timeless wisdom to new EMBAs peering into the mist to the path […]

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Posted by: on March 6, 2020

The latest on Africa’s tech-sector and entrepreneurship

Africa has been long referred to as the “next Frontier”. The continent’s diversity, culture, business opportunities, entrepreneurship, and youth are celebrated yearly at several universities around the world through Africa focused events and conferences. This blog post will cover some of the latest news and trends related to entrepreneurship, tech sector, and youth in the […]

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Posted by: on March 5, 2020

Do you Dare?

As a boy, I enjoyed considerably shaking a snow dome, which we purchased during a family holiday in Bergen, on the west coast of Norway. My pleasure was that my sister was possessive of her beautiful souvenir and I could (lovingly) tease her. More insightful, I could unsettle the resting snow, creating havoc, at least […]

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Posted by: on March 5, 2020

How can African youths take hold of the 4ir wave?

In September 2019, the World Economic Forum published an article titled “Revolutionary technologies will drive African prosperity”. The article speaks of the promise of 4iR technologies to unlock a new future for the African continent, home to 1.25 billion people under the age of 25. The “fourth industrial revolution” is a hot topic, and for […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2020

Why I choose to be a lifelong scholar

As a lifelong scholar I realise that education comes in many forms, and each stage is part of our human experience. As Africans, most of our learning has been through informal processes. Furthermore, our credibility is lost through our lack of recording our history, our heritage and our culture. Yet much is to be said […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2020

How our Executive MBA is already delivering value after a month

Last week, my fellow cohort members and I experienced our second module of the Oxford Executive MBA. Relationships and group dynamics had been developing over the preceding five weeks since our first module. This has fostered greater levels of collaboration and information sharing. Since the group has such a diverse background (33 nationalities from 23 […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2020

Impossible is nothing

The truth is that nothing prepares you for the intensity and collegiality that the Oxford Executive MBA puts you through. No one tells you that coming from a purely legal, non-financial or mathematical background means that you may find courses like Analytics frustrating and quite humbling. You sit in class and watch a very brilliant […]

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