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Posted by: on February 7, 2019

Hard to believe…25% of the course is complete

As the new year commences our learning journey continues.  With 4 modules under our belts, we are now in crunch mode!  March looms ahead with 3 assignments to be completed including a presentation related to GOTO (Global Opportunities Threats Oxford). Factor in the pre-reading we must complete by the time our fifth module arrives (also […]

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Posted by: on February 7, 2019

There and Back Again

Being the first module of the year, and after embracing India’s complexity, Module 4 has an especial feeling. It is not a warm home feeling, maybe because flying from a 37°C São Paulo to a snowing Oxford could be anything but warm. It feels as you are back on an adventure, full of excitement, with […]

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Posted by: on February 6, 2019

Marginal costs in minimal temperatures

We spent the last module learning about the interplay between business and government in India. This module, we returned to Oxford to underpin that with the fundamentals of economics – microeconomic theory. Fittingly for the subject known as “the dismal science”, Oxford was bitterly cold and grim! Building on what we learnt in India, economic […]

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Posted by: on February 4, 2019

The five things I learned in my first week at Oxford

Ambling clumsily along Oxford’s Broad Street whilst gawping up at some of the University’s most historic landmarks, I was bowled over by a tremendous sense of inspiration and wonder.  Either that or it was an undergraduate on a bike. Hard to say. All I know is that when I came to I was in the […]

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Posted by: on February 4, 2019

Leadership, and all things Human

Immanuel Kant was concerned with morality and felt that humans should be treated as ends in themselves and not as means to an end. This also implies that your value doesn’t depend on your use. That’s all very well, but in the real world – more specifically in the corporate world – management theories are […]

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Posted by: on February 1, 2019

What I learned from my first Oxford case study

Yesterday I had my first Oxford case study. It was an epic fail and I want to share with you what I have learned from that. The case study was a mock group decision under time pressure. The decision was whether or not to withdraw from a car race due to cold weather. The group […]

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Posted by: on January 31, 2019

WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING EXPERIENCE AFTER MODULE 1? PEOPLE!

If you ask me what is the most interesting thing that have experienced during the 1st week of the EMBA, I will not hesitate to tell you that it is the people surround me. From the cohort, school staffs to professors, what a group of wonderful people! Our cohort is mixed with 69 intelligent individuals […]

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Posted by: on January 30, 2019

Institutions and Vulnerability to Crises

After the first week of the Executive MBA at the University of Oxford, I would like to briefly summarise my impressions and write a short note on a subject we touched upon in our course work: “Institutions”. Classes ranged from statistics to Global Rules of the Game by Prof. Akshay Mangla. In particular, the latter […]

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Posted by: on January 30, 2019

Applying what I learned at Oxford in my business

Yesterday was the first business day since I completed my first module of study at Saïd Business School at Oxford University. I’ve already used my newly acquired knowledge twice. We learned about the six leadership styles: Coercive, Visionary, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting and Coaching and their impacts on business and productivity. I have an employee in my […]

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Posted by: on January 28, 2019

My College Induction at Oxford University

Today I was inducted into Kellogg College at Oxford University. It was a marvelous experience and I’d like to share with you why. For folks who are not natives of the UK, you may ask: “Aren’t you a student of Saïd Business School at Oxford University? Why are you being inducted into a college whose […]

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