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Posted by: on December 11, 2017

My journey from Saint Louis

I didn’t know that I was an entrepreneur. Heck, I couldn’t even spell the word entrepreneur consistently until about 4 months ago (it’s got that special French characteristic of having more vowels than seems reasonable). Fortunately for me, it turns out you can embody the ideals of an entrepreneur without actually realizing it. What I […]

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Posted by: on November 29, 2017

My Journey from New Delhi to Oxford

My journey leading up to Saïd Business School has always been guided by one principle, to put the impact of the work I’m doing first, before anything else. My journey started in 2014 when I had been working at a development economics research center in India for about two years. As a researcher, I became […]

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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 Malina Keutel

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Good listener (sorry two words!) Manager: Self-starter Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I’m originally from the West Coast of the US, and have spent […]

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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 11, 2017

Introduction to Marte van Oort

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you?   Best friend: Adventurous Manager: Thorough Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford.   When I was 7 years old, I watched a documentary about orphans in The Netherlands. […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Rwanda

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 2: Rwanda A city in transition: the above image shows the recently built CBD which has sprung up in the past decade, while the image below shows the areas hugging the CBD. Rwanda is a small […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Nairobi

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 1: Nairobi A man pushes his bicycle through Toi Market, a thriving second-hand clothing market in Nairobi that stretches multiple blocks, eventually ending in Kibera slum. In April 2017 17 MBA’s spent an unforgettable two weeks […]

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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 June 24, 2016

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Disclaimer: Sincere apologies to non-Indians who haven’t seen this movie so won’t understand the context behind the title. (Bhaag means run in Hindi) The situation two weeks ago – You are serving your notice period and work days aren’t as stressful anymore. You realise that this is making you lazy. But you cannot afford to […]

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