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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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Posted by: on March 2, 2020

Why it’s never too early or too late: The Executive MBA for Leaders from a...

I decided to apply to Oxford’s Executive MBA programme in early 2018. At the time, the business I co-founded had just turned three. In our short history, we had been through the roller-coaster of start-up life, experiencing highs and lows. Our business had grown from a team of two people to >150. We had raised […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

Stuff made of courage and dreams

Let me narrate a fairy tale, so once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in the far-off land called Pakistan. She was 4 years old when she witnessed the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. The little girl was in awe of her charisma and the way she led the […]

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Posted by: on February 7, 2020

New Doors

My first week as an Oxonian flew by way too fast. To all my dear friends and family who asked how it went – it was so humbling that I felt like a grain of sand, yet it was so enabling that I felt like there are no boundaries to what I could accomplish. Hello […]

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Posted by: on January 23, 2020

Corporate Turnaround

An “heroic” turnaround manager arrived with his brigade only 100 days ago. A poem was discovered in the drawer of a former middle manager, who was understood to be the victim of this aggressive corporate turnaround. Wretched (Turnaround) Man (after Stevie Smith) Wretched man that thou art How thou piercest the corporate heart With thy […]

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