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Posted by: on October 10, 2016

Memoir of a novice rower

            Involuntarily awaken after four hours of sleep, it is 4:51AM. I get into sportswear and take my rowing gear – which Ghadeer my wholehearted wife had bought me the night before on our anniversary. My alarm clock went off 10 minutes after. I was just thinking: that is precious […]

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Posted by: on October 5, 2016

The Supply Chain Master in Your Kitchen

“What’s the difference between your operation and a restaurant?” I ask Steve. “So, in a restaurant, they’ve got the same menu for a month. And their dishes don’t change. Say, for example, you’ve got a chicken dish with tomato. They just continuously top up their preparation. They never waste it. They never throw it away… […]

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Posted by: on September 28, 2016

Knocking Friedman – at Oxford Union

It is not unusual for an Oxonian to walk into buildings no less than a couple of centuries old. But walking right through the Oxford Union’s “Members Only” labelled gate for the first time last night had a special feeling. It was even more amplified after crossing the garden into the Debate Chamber; the room […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2016

Meet Hayley, the Face of Oxford Saïd

What you immediately realise upon speaking to Hayley Simmons, Oxford Saïd’s Reception Supervisor, is that you are in the presence of an uncommonly decent human being. When I sat down with Hayley for an interview, the very first thing she told me was an astonishing tale of courage in crisis that highlighted one of her […]

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Posted by: on September 20, 2016

Saturday Afternoon at MAO

In the weekend before the beginning of school, I’ve found myself with a couple days of leisure. I can’t get my university card until next week, so I can’t go exploring the libraries and college grounds yet. I’ve got most of my household items set up, with others on their way. I don’t have any […]

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Posted by: on September 12, 2016

Meet a Prof – Sally Maitlis

As before, here’s a short interview with another well-loved faculty member at Saïd Business School: Sally Maitlis, a Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership. Professor Maitlis is well known for her work on sensemaking in organisations as well as crisis and trauma management in the workplace. She focuses especially on qualitative research in cultural and […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2016

Meet a Prof – Andrew Stephen

. We have a few weeks left before school starts, and I thought it would be great to get familiar some of our professors ahead of time. This week, I had a lovely talk with Professor Andrew Stephen, the L’Oréal Professor of Marketing and the head of the marketing faculty at Oxford Saïd. You will […]

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Posted by: on July 27, 2016

Student Spotlight #1

Everyone I’ve spoken with from our incoming class seems really excited to get to know their other classmates. Of course they are! We’re quite fun and interesting people, if I do say so myself. But we also have a quite large class size of about 320. There’s no way you’ll be able to truly get […]

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Posted by: on July 12, 2016


A few of you may be shocked to hear this, but I’ve recently discovered that writing a blog is not the only way to get in touch with other incoming students. Surprise! The incoming MBA class of 2016-2017 has been using a special forum for communication: Telegram. Telegram, for those of you lacking in an […]

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Posted by: on June 21, 2016

Hello, I’m Sagar

And you should read my blog! Why? Because this blog is ambitious. How ambitious? This blog will be the best blog ever to have been written in the entire 920 blessed years of this university, from the time a bunch of wandering lecturers decided to band together to form the first teachers’ union against the […]

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