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Posted by: on January 27, 2020

My journey from Kenya to Oxford University

How does a young Kenyan doctor, who through her earlier years dreamt of being a neurosurgeon, end up at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford? The answer to this – oddly enough – is a question. And this question is, “Do you want your life to count for something – or not?” Here’s my story. […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2020

My journey from Nepal to Oxford

There are 25.4 million refugees in the world; children make up half of them; 3.5 million school-age refugee children do not go to school, and only one percent of refugees enroll in higher education. I was born into these statistics. I grew up in a Tibetan refugee camp and spent the first half of my […]

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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 December 16, 2019

Only five days left until the end of Michaelmas!

And yes, it all just flew by. It was only a few months ago when I was sitting in Nelson Mandela Lecture theatre listening to our dean, Peter Tufano, give a welcome speech to the class of 2019-2020. It was surreal. I had seen that lecture theatre while streaming the Responsible Business Forum and other […]

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Posted by: on December 3, 2019

Time management

If there is one thing we are all universally struggling with at Oxford, it’s time management. On any given night you could be going to a dozen different interesting talks, seeing a show or a gig, chatting with college friends or coursemates, or (gasp) actually getting some reading done! I’m currently in my MSc year […]

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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 11, 2019

You have chosen wisely!

24 hours, in a room with 8 people from different backgrounds, made me learn the most important lessons in my life. In the two-week break between leaving my job and flying here to commence this wonderful journey at Oxford, I kept thinking about the clubs or activities I was going to join. I found out […]

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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 November 4, 2019

Making the most of our limited time

To quote JRR Tolkien “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us”. About a year ago, I decided it was time to study again, to use my time to further my education and grow my network. This life-changing decision would not have been possible without the support […]

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