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Posted by: on June 24, 2016

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Disclaimer: Sincere apologies to non-Indians who haven’t seen this movie so won’t understand the context behind the title. (Bhaag means run in Hindi) The situation two weeks ago – You are serving your notice period and work days aren’t as stressful anymore. You realise that this is making you lazy. But you cannot afford to […]

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Posted by: on June 24, 2016

A Persian Man in New York

Our intense yet inspiring Pershing Square one-week trek to New York began on 23rd of May when we were warmly welcomed by the Pershing Square Foundation’s board, including Bill Ackman, the founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, and Dr. Olivia Tournay Flatto, the president of the Pershing Square Foundation. The trek is part of the […]

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Posted by: on June 21, 2016

Hello, I’m Sagar

And you should read my blog! Why? Because this blog is ambitious. How ambitious? This blog will be the best blog ever to have been written in the entire 920 blessed years of this university, from the time a bunch of wandering lecturers decided to band together to form the first teachers’ union against the […]

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Posted by: on June 20, 2016

There’s always a way

After leaving the military last December, I decided to get my feet wet in the technology sector, the industry I want to be involved after Oxford. After working many different roles in the private and public sector, I realized that the technology has been and will always be the main force that changes and influences […]

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Posted by: on June 20, 2016

The Golden Circle

It’s been eight weeks since my last post, and that’s with good reason. The past couple of months have been the most intense months of my career. While people were winding down and enjoying notice periods, I was in the midst of my finishing a hectic busy season at Deloitte, preparing for my CFA exam, […]

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Posted by: on June 17, 2016

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

It was March when I began this post. (Fine, it was February.) In my defense, I may actually be a different person than I was then. Things I Apparently Do Now Join things. Win things. Risk things. Lose things. ‘Things’ includes the MBA Venture Capital Investment Competition in Oxford, the MBA Venture Capital Investment Competition […]

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Posted by: on June 9, 2016

Overcoming Obstacles at Oxford

Throughout the year, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how to motivate myself, stay motivated, and when faced with obstacles, overcome them. I’ve seen this lesson in almost every book I’ve read and I’ve seen it play over and over again throughout my lessons in and out of the MBA program. When I […]

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Posted by: on June 9, 2016

Become a better leader by being a better listener

In popular culture, great leaders are often portrayed as lone geniuses. However, I believe leadership is a team effort. As the saying goes, “a leader without followers is just taking a walk”. I believe that great leaders are also great listeners, enabling them to lead their organizations to greatness. In my MBA, I had an […]

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Posted by: on June 8, 2016

Final weeks of Trinity

Can’t believe it is the 2nd last week of Trinity! This term is packed with electives, projects, career related training and also focusing on narrowing down the options in summer and after graduation. There are many under-rated reasons for doing an MBA – here are the top ones after coming to Oxford: the chance to stop and reflect […]

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Posted by: on May 26, 2016

Twelve Days to Beat the GMAT

I consider it a blessing that growing up and being educated in Canada, I’ve never been required to write any entrance examinations for admission into university.  Until the GMAT, my life had been spared the soulless endeavour that is standardized testing. Now for the record, I actually did write the SATs when I was in […]

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