Paul Kelly




United Kingdom





If you want to find out about dilemmas, wrong turns and philosophies of a career changer with no financial experience then step this way.

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Posted by: on January 26, 2015

Paper Tigers and Intrapreneurs

Dear Friends, It has been an action-packed time at Saïd Business School since I last blogged.  We have had exams, which were in the main okay (as long as you revise) apart from the odd paper tiger.  Time intensive though, and I now know what the admissions team (big shout to Gisela who is the […]

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Posted by: on November 10, 2014

Forming Storming Norming Performing and the chances of love

Dear beloved loyal reader(s), The niceties have ended and the class of 14/15 are now on the second stage of Bruce Tuckman’s famous theory of team development. As people get used to their surroundings and their new colleagues, competition creeps in, opinions are voiced and unsightly behaviour conducted which can have a negative effect on […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2014

Everest and Eric Schmidt: two world giants

Whilst the Oxford MBA Launch was a spectacular success, I was keen to start the course proper, and it has not disappointed; I can testify that a one-year MBA is busy to say the least. All of those maths questions from the GMAT were not actually just tough arithmetic with the purpose of selecting quantie types, but […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2014

Drinks with the Dinosaurs

So the Oxford MBA Launch is over. Three weeks designed to introduce us to Oxford, the staff, the course content and the city.  The launch has also taught us a lot about ourselves too. When you sign up to an MBA, it isn’t just a finance and strategy course. It is a year of self-discovery […]

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