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Posted by: on September 10, 2017

Introduction to Tara Protheroe

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would your manager describe you? Best friend: Adventurous Manager: Trustworthy Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. An English girl with a thirst for adventure, I’ve lived and worked for most of my […]

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Posted by: on September 5, 2017

Introduction to Adetayo Martins

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Spontaneous Manager: Resourceful Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am a dual nationality Nigerian and British person, who loves to say he’s an example […]

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Posted by: on August 25, 2017

Introduction to Alec McLaurin

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Loyal Manager: Capable Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am half French, half Australian but grew up in the UK. I’ve lived in Buenos […]

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Posted by: on August 25, 2017

Introduction to Tiffany Handley

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Hermione Manager: Dynamic Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I have worked in non-profits since I graduated college. I led two eleven month, eleven country […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2017

Post-MBA Thoughts on Purpose

In Trinity Term one of my favourite MBA electives was the Nature of the Corporation. In this course we asked, “what’s the purpose of a corporation?”, “do companies need to have a clear purpose?”, “how many corporations adhere to a healthy reason for their being?”, “is this reason good for shareholders alone or does it have a […]

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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 October 10, 2016

Letters home – Launch

Dear Mum, ‘Launch’, the three week pre-term warm up, is officially over, real work starts today (though launch was hectic enough and we had lectures for nearly every one of this term’s subjects as well as some of next – so hard to ascertain the ‘pre-term’ factor!). John came up to visit, he’s an absolute […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2016

Lessons learnt from an MBA: Aim high!

A few weeks ago, I finished my MBA degree from Oxford University. One of the most important lessons I learnt is this: Aim high. Constantly being surrounded by smart, driven, and passionate people showed me what high levels of excellence can be achieved with hard work, persistence, and a little luck. Two years ago, nothing […]

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Posted by: on September 30, 2016

Leading through Contradiction: The Power of Contrast and Diversity

Last week saw the launch of our MBA programme with some 300 classmates representing over 50 countries, 1,500 years of combined work experience, and a colourful range of professional and personal backgrounds. We have entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, doctors, consultants, financiers, journalists, artists, and even an Olympic medallist. Every single one of my classmates has an […]

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Posted by: on September 29, 2016

Letters Home

Dear Mum, Do you remember the letters I used to write to you when I first started at Headfort School? Every Sunday morning during term time! I thought, without the element of force or censorship, that it might in fact be a nice practice to recommence. So I am duly sitting in Society Café (top […]

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