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Posted by: on May 10, 2022

Uncovering Character and Purpose Through the Oxford Character Project

What does character mean to you? How does character contribute to good leadership? What does it mean to lead with purpose? How can we align our personal values with the needs of our organisations, communities, and countries? These are the types of questions I get to think about and discuss with peers weekly through the […]

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Posted by: on May 9, 2022

Making memories during Hilary term on the Oxford MBA

  In the book I’m reading, Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, there’s a scene where the characters face a crossroads. Four people are on a motorcycle trip across the United States approaching the Great Plains, an expansive flatland east of the Rocky Mountains. The Great Plains make for rough riding, and one character […]

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Posted by: on December 9, 2021

Education enriches you – and challenges you

Before Oxford, during my life I had already taken a few unconventional paths. Born in Colombia, my parents and I immigrated to New York twenty years ago, then we moved to New Jersey, then again to Pennsylvania. Next, I went to university in Tennessee. After graduating, I worked in Texas, then in Italy. I interned […]

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Posted by: on November 4, 2021

Learning how to better serve

Warren Buffett once said he was lucky to be born American. After living, working, and studying in the United States, I came to the conclusion that he was right; my experiences in the US and Europe have shown me that there is a huge gap of opportunities for people born in developed countries to those […]

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Posted by: on October 29, 2021

How garbage led me to Oxford

My journey to Oxford started with an experience I never should have had. It was 2014, and I was a year away from completing my undergrad at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, USA. Two friends invited me to join them on a summer study-abroad program at the University of Cambridge. I flatly said no. […]

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Posted by: on October 27, 2021

Now is the right time for the Oxford 1+1 MBA

During my six years at the UK Treasury, I often told people that I had the best job in government. I loved working on financial services policy, and felt very lucky to be part of tackling some of the most important and interesting issues facing my country, from Brexit to COVID-19. So it came as […]

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