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Posted by: on February 5, 2020

GOTO: a lesson in sitting in the discomfort

What happens when you place a group of solution-oriented MBAs in front of a seemingly insurmountable challenge? Welcome to the GOTO experience. The first day back at school after the MBA winter break feels exactly like you might imagine: smiles, excited waves and ‘how was your break?’ fill the corridors of Saïd Business School. It […]

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Posted by: on January 17, 2020

If you can’t measure it, does it even exist?

For quite a while now, in the world of ‘impact’, there have been many opinions on whether impact can be measured. Even more contentious views exist on how it should be measured and if there is scope for these measurement metrics to be standardized. To address this specific topic, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship […]

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Posted by: on January 2, 2020

Reflections from Michaelmas

Supersonic. One word to describe time in Oxford. The last few months have flown past! I cannot believe that Michaelmas term is done. I’m twenty-five percent through with my MBA. I need to take a deep, long breath and pinch myself to believe it’s true. It took me longer than I expected to settle down […]

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Posted by: on December 17, 2019

Slush, Saunas, the Seed Fund, oh my!

Stepping into the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center the morning of November 21st felt like stepping into an alternate universe of tech startups and Venture Capital (VC) firms ready to intermingle at an indoor music festival. The venue had been transformed by neon pink and blue lights, trendy food stalls, and even an indoor garden […]

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Posted by: on November 25, 2019

Michaelmas musings

As I write this blog post, 9 weeks have gone by since I started at Saïd Business School. It feels like it was months and months ago because my weeks since then have been so packed with activity. On that first day, I arrived excited but anxious, wondering what the future held for me and […]

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Posted by: on November 15, 2019

Teamwork makes the dream work

I had to miss the first two weeks of class – bugger! After the crazy whirlwind journey of hauling my wife (Jenny), dog (Hunter) and myself into Oxford, detailed in my last post, the saga was still not over and in order for Jenny to obtain a dependent visa, we had to go to Belgium […]

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Posted by: on November 5, 2019

A day in the life of an MBA student at Oxford

It’s 7.30am on Wednesday and I am a little hungover. The rainy weather isn’t helping much. Getting ready, breakfast, calendar schedule check, email check, charging my phone, some Twitter, some Instagram, and a bike ride to Saïd Business School consume the next 1.5 hours. I am going to spend the next 3 hours studying Accounting […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2019

Boiling down the Oxford MBA

Writing in Paris on a sunny summer day, I’m coming to terms with the end of the Oxford MBA degree. There are few triumphs like setting a stretch goal over years and striving above setbacks to achieve it. The Oxford MBA has been nothing short of a profound, intense and demanding year filled with growth, […]

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Posted by: on September 11, 2019

A Story of a Healthcare Start-up: Lessons in Entrepreneurship

For the past year at Oxford has been a formative and amazing experience, filled with tremendous opportunities for growth and development. I wanted share a few reflections from our Entrepreneurship Project, where our team worked with Saïd Business School mentors and surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic to develop a start-up company, Trinity Analytics, which specialises […]

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Posted by: on September 4, 2019

3 things I learned interning at a purpose consultancy

In all honesty, I never thought I’d work at a consultancy. I tend to be more of an introvert, and while I’ve worked in sales and marketing (and loved it), I shied away from consulting because I believed it was “for extroverts”. Well, that’s not true at all (see this Fast Company article if you […]

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