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Posted by: on May 24, 2018

You must drop the rocks to receive the diamonds

Most people experience that point in the MBA when you simply do not know what to do! I commend you (yes, commend) if you are experiencing this right now. I came into the MBA programme with an intention to learn how I could shift big businesses to be more sustainable and purpose driven, as I […]

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Posted by: on April 18, 2018

Experiments in Empathy

We live in a world that is increasingly fractured and divided. The rise of populism has seen ‘othering’ and fear damage our social fabric and it has never been more important to have empathy for one another. It’s from understanding each other that we can begin to create a path forward together. Early Tuesday morning […]

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Posted by: on November 28, 2017

Impact – how can we best spend our time to be most effective?

When everyone is talking about start-ups, the next big thing and being their own boss, what are the best questions to ask ourselves? Where are the best solutions? I have been asking myself this question a lot since starting my MBA. Entrepreneurship, especially in the social impact space, seems to focus on the ability for […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2017

Introduction to Shruthi Vijayakumar

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you?   Best friend: Adventurous Manager: Determined Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I was born in Botswana, raised in New Zealand and visit India regularly where my roots […]

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Posted by: on September 4, 2017

Introduction to Charlotte Kirby Thomson

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you?   Best friend: Persistent Manager: Discipline Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am from New Zealand but have travelled quite a bit, including a study exchange in […]

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Posted by: on August 31, 2017

Introduction to Meredith Caldwell

Here is an introduction to Meredith Caldwell who will be joining the MBA programme in September 2017. Meredith will be a regular blogger on this site, sharing her Oxford experience over the next 12 months.   Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best […]

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Posted by: on January 26, 2015

Lessons from tragedy

A lot has happened since my last blog post…. Around 9:30am on the 15th of December a man walked into The Lindt café. A café in the centre of the city of my hometown of Sydney. Lindt serves one of the better hot chocolates in Sydney and being in the centre of the city and […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2014

Gowns, ghosts, gangs and why the MBA isn’t that hard

Gowns So matriculation happened. Matriculation involves donning  your sub-fusc (suit, bow tie and academic gown). You march through the streets of Oxford walking two abreast until coming upon the Sheldonian. You will enter and have the Vice-Chancellor speak at you in Latin. The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that originally students would take a Latin-based entrance exam to […]

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Posted by: on October 16, 2014

Lift Off of a Social, Sporting MBA

I thought this year I would write about a not so academic side of the MBA. Many people know that a great benefit of an MBA is the networking that you gain access to, both with the class, with alumni and with the speakers. Many people also understand that a 12 month MBA is an intense […]

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Posted by: on October 14, 2014

Preparing for Wizard School (I mean an Oxford MBA)

Hi there and thanks for reading! I’m Rex I’m a 30 year old Australian and I’ll aim to provide you with a light-hearted and hopefully useful insight in what it is like to be a student of Oxford and an MBA student at Saïd Business School I hope you enjoy! A month ago I was asked […]

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