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Posted by: on March 1, 2017

Making the Most of the College Experience

One of the truly differentiating factors of an Oxford education is, indeed, the chance to engage outside of one’s department within one of the many colleges and halls of the greater University. In the EMBA programme, it is often thought that one will have little opportunity to take advantage of the college experience offered to […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2017

Six Secrets to Success for a Brilliant Oxford Entrepreneurship Project Pitch (Pa...

1. ID brilliant, agreeable, like-minded team members This one is easy. I heard one classmate’s brief presentation of another classmate’s plans to use machine learning in her project about predicting global water scarcity. I wanted immediately to be part of their team. My role as Chief Business Officer is to develop a market for our […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2017

R-squared

One of the criteria for professors to gain tenure at Saїd Business School is that they must be funny. This doesn’t feel like going to class, it feels like 8 hours a day of stand-up comedy. I don’t know what they put in the water here, but these guys are very entertaining. If you have […]

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Posted by: on February 27, 2017

Six Secrets to Success for a Brilliant Oxford Entrepreneurship Project Pitch (Part 1)

One evening while I was a post-graduate student at Georgetown in the late nineties, some humbled MBAs called to my door. They were selling Christmas cards for their MBA entrepreneurship project. Partly because of this experience, I’d dreaded the prospect of doing an MBA: would I have to sell Christmas cards door-to-door to prove to […]

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Posted by: on February 22, 2017

Fidelio

We walk slowly in procession past Roman and Greek statues on a cold Sunday evening in January. At least two dozen frozen faces stare down at us. Nobody says anything. It feels like we have entered a Stanley Kubrick movie. At the end of the long hallway there is some noise. We enter a room […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2017

The “Red Pill” experience

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” –Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999) The “rabbit hole” adventure & discovery came to life at Oxford… My […]

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Posted by: on January 31, 2017

The 67 marvels and I…

I don’t mind confessing that I was a little [read: very] nervous before attending module 1 of the EMBA. I even constructed a scenario in my mind where there had been an error in the administration process and I would arrive on day 1 to find out that they were expecting someone else! For reference, […]

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Posted by: on January 31, 2017

“Oxford is not so much a place, it is a conversation.” – Kathy Harvey

When I applied to the EMBA at Oxford I was told I would not learn anything I did not already know. I was told this by a mentor who helped me found my business and by a friend who is a professor at an Ivy League Business School. They were both wrong. We are one […]

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Posted by: on January 27, 2017

Some of the most amazing personalities I have met in my lifetime

As a career educator and not someone who is actively engaged in the business world, per se, I have entered the EMBA Programme with some fear and trepidation. I have spent the past 25 years as a teacher, collegiate professor, and school administrator. Over the past several years, my engagement with a group of school […]

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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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