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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 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 13, 2016

A Locals Journey to Oxford

My Oxford experience started a full 2 years before I applied for the Executive MBA. I had known for almost a decade that I wanted to do an MBA but wanted to feel like I had achieved more in my professional life before applying. The only trouble was once I had achieved more and started […]

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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 June 9, 2016


Writing this blog was a long overdue commitment that I promised to do. Since I believe it is never too late to start, I would like to give a brief on my view on some of the modules I have taken so far and reflections they had on me. My biggest concern while starting EMBA […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2016

Oxford or…………………

I had to decide where to go for my EMBA. I looked at one other school and a dear friend nudged me in the direction of Oxford. I went to an open evening, applied and now here I am at the Ashmolean museum having dinner with people that I had never met up until that […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2015

The Entrepreneurial Finance Module in Palo Alto

Having just raised $1.5m USD for my own fintech start-up, Divido (, this was the most topical of all the subjects we’d studied since the start of the EMBA some 18 months ago. What made it extra special was the fact that it was taught in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley, in Palo Alto, […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2014

Why you should launch a start-up during your EMBA

Four months into my Executive MBA I left my previous job to start an online payments business. Five months later we closed our first round of funding from Europe’s leading early stage syndicate, Seedcamp, representing investors like Fidelity Growth Partners, Index Ventures and the European Investment Fund. This is a short story about why starting […]

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Posted by: on May 27, 2014

How to get active in Oxford University sport clubs

When reporting from Sochi earlier this year, Mashable reporter Kurt Wagner remarked, ‘The Olympic Village has long been identified as a place overflowing with sexual tension, considering it brings together mostly young, fit, stressed out athletes from all over the world in one place;’ in order words, it was just like Oxford. Joking aside, all […]

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Posted by: on April 8, 2014

How to choose your Oxford college

Oxford University is a little bit different from other universities in many ways, one of which is the fact that you are not just a member of the University and a member of your department or faculty, but also a member of a College. Once you have paid your deposit you will be sent a […]

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