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Posted by: on September 26, 2017


Nothing really compares to the anticipation we experience when journeying to a new place or the complexity of emotion we feel upon arrival at new destinations. Whether it’s long-haul to far flung lands, your imagination having time to build exotic fantasies, or a simple walk to local exhibitions filled with artistic treasures yet to be […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2017

Searching for that Golden Oxford Moment…

As a veteran of the Diploma in Financial Strategy, I knew exactly what Kathy Harvey (Associate Dean and EMBA Programme Director) was talking about when we she told us that each of us would experience in a Golden Moment where we would feel the and see the magic of Oxford. I had in fact fleetingly […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2017

Change is coming – Module 1, Coming together

It all started Sunday night when about 40 of us gathered at the Ashmolean Museum to have dinner before starting our EMBA experience in earnest on Monday morning. Conversations started simple enough after cursory introductions. Where are you from? What do you do? By the time dessert arrived, however, we had moved past learning about […]

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Posted by: on September 25, 2017

The One Degree of Change – Re-writing my story

The first week has passed by. We made 62 new friends, from more than 30 countries in 5 continents, in almost any possible field. Besides the classes and official dinners, going to the pub after classes became an important ritual in our small tribe set-up. During these moments, a question emerged frequently: why did each […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2017

The in-betweens

With the end of Module 10 last week came the end of the first year that I have been in the EMBA programme. Module 10 delivered a punch with the hurdle of a business finance exam, the exhilaration of doing the pitch for the entrepreneurship project with a stellar team, and the start of the […]

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Posted by: on September 18, 2017

My EMBA journey

My Executive MBA journey started nearly a year ago. Over the last year my life has been consumed by this journey from researching business schools to preparing my application and adjusting to the realisation that tomorrow, I will be heading off to Oxford for my first module. It hardly seems real. When I think back […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2017

The Oxford EMBA’s dead. Long live our Oxford EMBA

Last Friday we celebrated the approaching end of our Executive MBA in Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. On Sunday, I told the following story on LinkedIn (connect with me). Within hours it had accumulated over a thousand views: On Monday my Executive MBA Entrepreneurship Project partner (see my posts on Six secrets to success for a brilliant […]

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Posted by: on September 14, 2017

Time Flies When Preparing For Oxford

I started this post writing about the learning opportunities that have started even before classes began. Then, it occurred to me that many people contemplating or just beginning the application process might be interested in many of the milestones that occurred long before the course work ever began. I started my search for additional educational […]

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Posted by: on September 4, 2017

Whatever is the purpose you chose to pursue – Keep pushing, always believe...

September 2013 – My transformational journey began.. I realised I wanted to build on my engineering background and international field exposure to become a global Energy Leader. After a thorough research I realised the Oxford Executive MBA (EMBA) programme would have been the best choice to help me achieve my career and personal vision and […]

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Posted by: on August 15, 2017

Unlike any professional affiliation I have ever been associated with

Module 6 was a special time for me. My wife got to join me in Oxford, see what I am doing firsthand, go to our College Dinner at Nuffield College, and spend additional time after the module’s completion with some of the friends I have been privileged to make over the past nine months. It […]

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