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Posted by: on January 25, 2018

A jolly good start to the EMBA programme

To ensure that I would feel refreshed before I would start the Oxford EMBA programme, I went on a 3-week holiday to Vietnam. I was fully aware that time will be scarce once I enrolled in the programme so this was the moment to take a break. As expected, time flew and before I knew […]

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Posted by: on January 25, 2018

The power of the context: when current issues can become future opportunities

India has a vibrant economy, with a growth rhythm that out-pass China, and is full of absolute extremes and challenges. Facing a demographic boom that Europe cannot comprehend, India has right now 200 million kids at school that need education, and 1 million doctors that are not enough for its growing population. India’s provoking scale, […]

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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 January 5, 2018

“She who returns from a journey is not the same as she who left” – Chi...

EMBAS16 descended into Shanghai and Hangzhou, China for our second international module in early December. A year after our visit to Mumbai, India, we continued our studies of global markets by venturing across the continents – a hallmark of the Oxford EMBA programme. As an overseas Chinese who grew up in the United States, the […]

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Posted by: on December 22, 2017

A single step

More than 2500 years ago, Laozi is reputed to have said that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – this one started rather with a flurry of steps, akin to unsynchronised tap dancing. The simple fact is that I did not plan or see this coming: when you start researching […]

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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 November 28, 2017

Use data, don’t use your intuition!

Media and well regarded books celebrate the ones that managed to heroically redefine our economic world. They are restless, innovative, hard working, dedicated, usually highly talented and intuitive. For sure, their emotions were captured in the products and services they launched. Based on the articles, one of their most important assets was the courage to […]

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Posted by: on November 8, 2017

#youtoo – Tipping points towards equality

How amazing it is to actually experience a tipping point. Tipping points can be good or bad. A bad tipping point would be if all kids would start drinking sugary drinks and obesity would rise. That’s bad. A good tipping point is when people who go skiing suddenly start wearing helmets. Nobody told anyone that […]

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Posted by: on October 17, 2017

‘9’ is the only number

Not that I’m rankings obsessed or anything, but the FT Global EMBA rankings for 2017 are just out, and Oxford Saïd has managed to hold on to its Number Nine spot on the list. That’s three years in a row, consistently at ‘9’. Is ‘9’ a good showing? That means there are eight other programs […]

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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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