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Posted by: on June 30, 2017

The emerging world of FinTech in London -1

by Charles Cohick and Ankit Jhaveri Rapid growth of technology development has disrupted how conventional and traditional businesses function globally. During a week in London with Professor Nir Vaulkin and Dr Maria Nikolou from University of Oxford, we connected with several individuals who are transforming the financial services industry in London. The idea was to understand […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Rwanda

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 2: Rwanda A city in transition: the above image shows the recently built CBD which has sprung up in the past decade, while the image below shows the areas hugging the CBD. Rwanda is a small […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Nairobi

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 1: Nairobi A man pushes his bicycle through Toi Market, a thriving second-hand clothing market in Nairobi that stretches multiple blocks, eventually ending in Kibera slum. In April 2017 17 MBA’s spent an unforgettable two weeks […]

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Posted by: on June 7, 2017

Sneak peak into a marketing class

There are very few moments in an Oxford MBA life when you can ask kids to explain things like sub-fusc, matriculation and Michaelmas. Communications is the tool that allows strategies and plans to be implemented and spread across the corporations. How do global headquarters communicate the strategy to country offices? How does the CEO communicate […]

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Posted by: on March 15, 2017

Some ruminations on the Oxford MBA experience

I decided to come to Oxford Saïd because I was sold the vision of doing an MBA in a School embedded inside a great University. And, respecting one of the great traditions of Oxford, namely the Socratic Method, I will try to investigate whether this preliminary vision agreed with the physical reality. At a systemic […]

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Posted by: on February 9, 2017

Keeping sane on the MBA program

I think most of us frequently find ourselves thinking too much. Well… being at an MBA program, we better spend a lot of our time thinking, indeed. But that is not the kind of “thinking” I’m talking about. I am talking about when we keep an idea running around in our minds for too long, […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2016

11 ways how IoT (Internet of Things) is impacting the future – Part 2

7. Smart cars to identify reckless driving trends Problem: Reckless road driving is one of the highest reasons for accidents and deaths on roads today. IoT based solution: Identification of reckless drivers and driving patterns can improve road safety to prevent fatal accidents. Reckless drivers could range from distracted driving, rash driving to driving under […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2016

Letters home – I am so so sorry

Dear Mum, I am so so sorry, I’ve sat down so many times to write, actually that’s not entirely true – I’ve thought about sitting down to write so many times! But I can’t even begin to describe how busy the term ended up being – far more so than I ever imagined! A few […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2016

11 ways how IoT (Internet of Things) is impacting the future – Part 1

The third week of September was an interesting week to be in Barcelona for anyone with the slightest inclination towards connected technology as Barcelona hosted the IoT World  Congress 2016. IoT or Internet of Things is a buzzword thrown around frequently, but few truly comprehend the underlying impact and the potential it holds for the […]

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Posted by: on November 30, 2016

What Burning Man (and its CEO, Marian Goodell) can teach us about a future society.

When I first heard that one of the modules for our MBA would focus on the future of work, I couldn’t have been more excited. I’ve always loved science fiction, and as technology has progressively made our wildest sci-fi dreams come true (sans flying car), it’s been incredibly entertaining to predict what might be around […]

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