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Posted by: on June 1, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Sixuan Ren

The Road Taken: Surviving the storm nearly 4 years out I am not exaggerating when I say that my life would have never been as exciting as it has become had I never done my MBA at Saïd Business School. When I finished my course, I was at a real crossroads in life as I […]

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Posted by: on May 27, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Buhle Ndlovu

I used to always call myself the accidental banker, and later the accidental investor because I honestly never thought at 30, I would be completing almost a decade working in these industries. I was, from high school, more the ‘save the world, economic development’ type (is that a type?!?!). I first got into banking by […]

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Posted by: on May 24, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Marla Woodward

Before the MBA, I was in the consumer goods industry with functional experience across physical product management, digital product management, and consumer research. I’d spent much of my career working for global companies headquartered in the US, and I wanted to use my MBA to break out of my industry, possibly geography, and move into […]

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Posted by: on May 22, 2020

A tale of two viruses

It started when I was in the queue at immigration. This was at Brussels Airport. The elegant lady looked at me, almost apologetically, then whispered to her partner. He turned and looked, decidedly less friendly, pulled her towards him and they moved forward. They didn’t have to tell me what they were thinking. I was […]

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Posted by: on May 21, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Stephanie Mambo

A letter to future Oxford MBA candidates Hi All, I hope you are all keeping well and safe. To introduce myself, I am an Oxford MBA Alumni, class of 2016-17 and now a Senior Consultant at Dalberg Advisors based in Nairobi Kenya. My journey to where I am now started during an MBA experience weekend […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2020

Will we have the courage?

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post about the start of my GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford) experience. I ended that post stating I was keen on improving my systems thinking skills for approaching wicked problems. Today, we are living a wicked problem in real time. It took me a long time […]

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Posted by: on April 23, 2020

The Value of Social Impact Consulting in a COVID-19 World

I’ve been thinking about my friends, classmates, and members of my professional network for whom COVID-19 has made employment precarious, with many having to deal with indefinite hiring freezes, rescinded job offers, temporary furloughs or job loss. Yet, and particularly with the onset of the virus, my inbox has been inundated with consultancies in the […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Gratitude during Covid-19

It is without a doubt an incredibly challenging, unprecendented and unimaginable period that humanity is facing today. With all the hardship and difficulty that we are all facing, I wanted to take a moment to practice some gratitude and share with you all various things I am most grateful for. Breathing in the fresh and […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

A time to reflect

It’s a week before my third term at Oxford starts. I’m still struggling to come up with clear thoughts on writing this blog post, summarizing my time over the last three months. Hilary term, the second term at Oxford, is named after the feast day of St Hilary falling on 14th January. Like many other […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2020

Hilary term: the Oxford MBA so far

Like any great adventure, time does truly fly. It seems like yesterday my family and I were packing our “life” in a few bags to move to Oxford. It has now been almost 8 months since our big move; Michaelmas and Hilary term have come to an end, which means we are more than halfway […]

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