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Posted by: on January 25, 2017

“Walking ten thousand miles of the world is better than reading ten thousand s...

For EMBA S16, we truly experienced the meaning of this adage on our first international module to Mumbai, India in early December. Growing up in New York, I have many Indian friends and consider myself quite exposed to the food, customs and culture of this BRIC nation. I enjoy going to Curry Hill (Murray Hill) […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2016

How foreign and local firms operate in India

Having travelled extensively across South-East Asia, I didn’t know what to expect arriving in Mumbai. The hustle and bustle that greeted me was one that signalled to me that I had arrived in what seemed to me a combination of SE Asia and some African countries I had previously been to. The sounds of car […]

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Posted by: on November 16, 2016

Leadership Requires Evolution

In module two of EMBA S16, we began to explore various leadership styles. One theme which emerged from our discussion is that different leadership styles are effective in different contexts. There is no one size fits all style that would work well in all situations. A leader who excels in turnaround strategies might not be […]

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Posted by: on September 29, 2016

Globalisation meets Analytics, Module 1 Reflections

The first week of the EMBA programme went by so fast it was only when I got back home a few days later that I had a chance to gather my thoughts and review the week that had been. What a week, from globalisation, authenticity, analytics, global rules of the game and entrepreneurship, the topics […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2016

An incredible and life-changing journey for us all

Oxford EMBA 16 began on September 11th, 2016, the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As a New Yorker, it was an emotional Sunday morning for me. It feels like it was only yesterday when two planes flew into the Twin Towers and changed our lives forever. I still remember frantically calling friends and family […]

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Posted by: on September 2, 2016

A spirit of discovery and self-challenge…

A spirit of discovery, self challenge, “self inflicted pain” some would say, are some of the factors that have defined my journey to date and led me to this point, the start of my next chapter as I embark on an EMBA at Oxford. What lies ahead has been described to me by Oxford alumni […]

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Posted by: on August 15, 2016

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Laozi

It was June 2015. I was sitting at my office desk in New York City and reviewing the current day’s financial news headlines as part of my morning routine. Futures were up, XYZ Company reported earnings, and U.S. unemployment rate is down… Suddenly, a banner ad popped up. While I usually find these ads a […]

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Posted by: on August 10, 2016

Pure wisdom coming from a wealth of experience

In this blog, I need to start with a confession. I am worried to make injustice as this is my second blog and first one was about China module and this one is about Silicon Valley/Entrepreneurial Finance module. There might be comments that may create the impression that one was superior to the other but, […]

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Posted by: on July 15, 2016

EMBA-12 | Silicon Valley | Day 3 | Crunching the Numbers

Day 3 of the Silicon Valley module began with luminary VC legend Brook Byers, founder of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, Byers, joining our class and participating in an interview by Allen and a Q&A with EMBA-12. Feeling very much at home and at ease, Brook perched up on a chair, kicked off his shoes, and began […]

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Posted by: on July 13, 2016

Silicon Valley Blog | Day 2 | Structuring the Art of the Deal

Monday morning was a spectacularly glorious summer day in Palo Alto.  A beautiful crisp sunny morning with American style continental breakfast and strong hot coffee at the Garden Court Hotel on Cowper Street set the stage for EMBA-12’s immersion into sources of capital, understanding financing options, strategic financial decision making and valuation theory. Allen and […]

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