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Posted by: on June 9, 2016

Reflections

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 May 23, 2016

“An optimal point in time does not exist”- Rachael Ankrah-Fosu EMBA13

(Dominic Fosu was the husband of our classmate, Rachael Ankrah-Fosu. This post is about both Dominic and Rachael, our EMBA13 classmate.) By the time you reach our age Heroes are memories. And then, one day, you are surprised. Dominic Fosu was born into the Ashanti nation in modern day Ghana. At age 16 he emigrated […]

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Posted by: on May 17, 2016

The Business of Creating Profit and Social Capital

“I have to fight every day to embed social capital in my life” thus spoke one senior executive of a global business at Oxford Saïd’s inaugural Responsible Business Forum on Saturday. This last week saw the publication of the Oxford Executive MBA class profiles’ book. An impressive proportion of my class of 74 people from […]

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Posted by: on April 18, 2016

Module 3: India

The most special moment for me during Oxford University’s EMBA class trip to India was when I and a number of our class were being introduced to a group of school children. The children were studying in a school adjacent to a company we were visiting. Instead of simply hanging back while the children were […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2016

India

As I write I am flying business class 10,000 meters above the Pyrenees, drinking champagne and wondering what just happened to my soul. India. The street’s energy, the temples, the barbed wired business parks, the people, on people, on people. Handwoven silk sarees of celestial colours against a backdrop of minimalist office interiors, and against […]

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Posted by: on April 1, 2016

Major milestones fly by

Over the last months our EMBA-class has passed several major milestones, and this blogpost – belated due to busy times – will attempt to sum up some of my key highlights and hardships of the winter. First up was the course in accounting and its written exam in November. I must admit that I had […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2016

I never thought I’d…

One delightful thought occurred to me again and again during the second module of the Oxford executive MBA. It always began with: “I never thought I’d…”. And sometimes ended with “again”. While visiting my Oxford college: “I never thought I’d have a chance to study at Oxbridge again.” While running alongside Christ Church meadow and […]

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Posted by: on February 24, 2016

Do you really need MBA / EMBA?

In this post I will give some recommendations for those who are trying to find an answer whether they need to obtain a MBA / EMBA. In addition, from my own little experience, there will be some tips of how to prepare yourself and which school to choose. Attention! Be ready to read an honest […]

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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 February 8, 2016

Realising a dream

What kind of feeling will you have when you realize a dream? Healing and thrilling for me! Studying in Oxford has been my dream since I used the Oxford English Dictionary when I was a middle school student till now. Starting my study during the week of 18 Jan is incredibly amazing – much more […]

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