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Posted by: on June 28, 2019

Mental health in the workplace

On 7th June, as part of the Oxford MBA programme, I and 9 other students had the opportunity to attend a session titled “Mental Health in the Workplace – Skills for Managers”, run by Dr. Michael Gill of Saïd Business School, and clinical psychologists Dr. June Dent and Dr. Helen Kennerley. The session sparked discussion on […]

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Posted by: on June 20, 2019

Lessons from MBAT: Trust, Camaraderie, and Leading from Behind

Last month, around 200 of our class travelled to France to compete in the MBA Tournament, hosted by HEC Paris. The Olympic-like competition brought over 1500 students from global business schools to compete in sport, dance, battle of the bands, and charity contributions. While the competition lasted just a weekend, the thrilling mix of competitive […]

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Posted by: on June 14, 2019

Our MIINT journey

The MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition saw 31 MBA teams take part in 2019. With Yale receiving 1st place with a $50,000 investment prize, Oxford and Wharton were selected as runners up with $25,000 each, as investment for the companies they represented.  Our Oxford MBA team recall their journey through the tournament […]

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Posted by: on June 4, 2019

How Time Flies

It’s come to that time now in the MBA where pervasively everyone is saying, “How has time gone so quickly?” It’s not as if we don’t know that it is going to be a fast and intense year. Believe me, we are told that probably 20 times before we ever step foot in Oxford.  But […]

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Posted by: on May 31, 2019

A Glimpse Inside 1 MBA’s Year at Oxford

In the second blog I wrote for Saïd Business School, I wrote about how helpful portfolios are to maintain a growth mindset. I am a huge portfolio advocate because they allow people to collect pictures, papers, and other evidence of how much they’ve grown over a period of time. In the spirit of encouraging the […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2019

The Journey of a Player – Team Player – MVP – Leader – Mentor

It’s almost the end of my MBA journey, which is hard to fathom. This past year has been an eye-opening experience for me. While business school took 75% of my time, much of the remaining 25% was spent on the squash court as I competed for the Oxford Blues Squash Team. The 2017-2018 season had […]

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Posted by: on April 23, 2019

When you go to Ithaka

As we exchanged influences one chilly Friday afternoon in the Lighthouse, a wise friend on the MBA programme showed me the poem that you will find in this post. It was, and remains, a tremendous gift. A metaphor for life, ‘Ithaka’ (by C.P. Cavafy) also beautifully captures the essence of this wild, winding, wonderful year. […]

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Posted by: on April 19, 2019

Acronyms

I was recently speaking with a friend of mine who is still serving in the military (by coincidence an Oxford alum, although as an undergraduate rather than SBS). He mentioned some work he was doing on “securitisation” policies. A year ago I would have instinctively known that he was talking about the development of security-focused […]

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Posted by: on April 17, 2019

Rethinking Leadership in the 21st Century

At the Oxford MBA, we have been exploring what it means to run a company from the perspective of a future CEO focused on sustainability with a mission to effect good globally. Having the opportunity to hone our strategy and leadership skills with world class faculty at Oxford has been a tremendous experience this past spring, learning […]

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Posted by: on April 15, 2019

The hardest thing of the MBA so far: Learning to unlearn to understand the Impac...

“What type of MBA is the one in Oxford? Do you guys specialise in Finance, Business Management or Social Impact?” The truth is that fortunately there is no specialisation in the Oxford MBA, all of us come from such different backgrounds that the whole class and the resources available in Oxford make it a rich […]

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