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Posted by: on April 2, 2020

What just happened?

I packed my bags overnight and came home to India, in the middle of my MBA. I don’t know if I will ever sit in the lecture room or go for serene walks near the river stream behind my apartment, or if I will ever attend MBA get-togethers with my people. It’s like I have […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2020

MBA students are built for disruption and change

When you ask an Oxford MBA student the reasons why they decided to come to Oxford, many of them will tell you that they made up their mind largely due to the unique learning experience in this centuries-old prestigious university. Sitting in the Harvard style lecture room and having discussions with both professors and peers […]

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Posted by: on March 30, 2020

The MBA so far

With COVID19 in the air, we’ve moved to digital classes. That means our MBA is now completely online and we have to rely on our devices to keep us connected. Classmates have moved back to be with their loved ones, and we’ve had to come up with new ways to communicate, plan events, and learn […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2020

A Year Out: My Biggest Learnings From the Oxford MBA

Soon I will complete a full year since formally graduating with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. Most things about that sentence still are hard to believe sometimes but it’s certainly prompted a lot of reflection. Oxford has a way about holding seemingly contradictory truths simultaneously. It’s both inspiring and disheartening. […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2020

A year of two extremes

What a difference 12 months makes. Then The Director of Exploration for a mining client told me that my exploration drilling project would see me spend February 2019 in Ponton, Manitoba. The fact that this location had a name would signal – for most countries in the world – the presence of some sort of […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2020

Systems Change requires new ways of thinking and doing

An organisation in Pakistan that enables smallholder rural, off-grid farming communities to meet their farming and household needs using livestock as currency. A network of entrepreneurs built up in the favelas of Brazil. An NGO skirting anti-abortion laws by providing access to safe procedures in international waters. A private company building a new business model […]

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Posted by: on March 3, 2020

How to start a movement

It’s June 30, 2018. The temperature is over 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degree Celsius) but 40,000+ people have gathered in Washington D.C. to protest against the U.S. government’s new immigration policies. In fact, on that very day, millions of people from all walks of life and across age groups are participating in similar rallies across […]

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Posted by: on February 20, 2020

Why an Oxford MBA?

I’ve known I wanted to come here since 2016. I knew it in my heart. Prior to applying, I visited a friend at a neighbouring school (which shall not be named), and knew it wasn’t for me. I had always wondered what it would be like to live in England; to study and to work here.   At the end of the day, when […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

Start-up alums belong in an MBA

It’s hard to believe I have been in Oxford for nearly 6 months and that we are nearing the programme’s halfway point. There was a point when the programme first started that I wondered if the admissions team made a mistake. My career was mostly spent in tech start-ups; I did not have the traditional […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2020

Don’t blink

After what seemed to be just four weeks, four months of the Oxford MBA have flown by. With this blog post, I offer advice to the incoming cohort on how to make the most of their time at Oxford: how to hit the ground running, and do so fearlessly. The Oxford MBA is a fast-paced […]

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