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Posted by: on September 1, 2017

Introduction to Steffi Goh

Welcome to Steffi Goh, starting her MBA this September! Read more about Steffi’s preparation in her introductory blog. Steffi will be sharing her journey throughout the next 12 months. Stay tuned to find out more on her first few months in Oxford. Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how […]

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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 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 October 21, 2016

Anchoring!

Four weeks into #OxfordMBA with 328 amazing individuals, personalities and celebrities, it’s not strange to feel a little less exquisite. How am going to cope up in a class with such individuals, how am I going to get that job against that consulting guy, how am I going to get into that industry with no […]

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Posted by: on October 10, 2016

Memoir of a novice rower

            Involuntarily awaken after four hours of sleep, it is 4:51AM. I get into sportswear and take my rowing gear – which Ghadeer my wholehearted wife had bought me the night before on our anniversary. My alarm clock went off 10 minutes after. I was just thinking: that is precious […]

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Posted by: on September 28, 2016

Knocking Friedman – at Oxford Union

It is not unusual for an Oxonian to walk into buildings no less than a couple of centuries old. But walking right through the Oxford Union’s “Members Only” labelled gate for the first time last night had a special feeling. It was even more amplified after crossing the garden into the Debate Chamber; the room […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2016

My First Day at Oxford Saïd

328 individuals from 58 countries, no this isn’t a conference or a sports tournament, it’s our MBA class for the year 2016-2017 at Oxford Saïd! The resounding applause on the Dean’s first few words evoked a plethora of feelings in me. The first day at B-school was a lot of what I had expected. A […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2016

The Launch! [Ctrl+Alt+T]

Feels like the old school days; you iron clothes, you polish shoes, get your stuff sorted and run for the bus. #oxfordmba and #itsanoxfordthing are the headlines for the day. We have a ruffian in the fairy tale – rain. But, with the goal of “you can do better” in the backend, the cohort reaches […]

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Posted by: on September 14, 2016

A new beginning

September 12, 2016 is going to be etched my memory forever. On one hand, I was all packed and ready to fly off to the UK to begin a new phase in my life at Oxford, while on the other, I was trying to deal with the sad, untimely and unfortunate demise of my best […]

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Posted by: on September 8, 2016

On a journey!

It’s been around 6 months from when I was offered a place on the Oxford MBA and 3 months from when I accepted it. My (and most of the folks around) first impression of Oxford was this: And now, in another week I reach Oxford and in another two I start a fascinating journey with 339 […]

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