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Posted by: on June 7, 2017

Sneak peak into a marketing class

There are very few moments in an Oxford MBA life when you can ask kids to explain things like sub-fusc, matriculation and Michaelmas. Communications is the tool that allows strategies and plans to be implemented and spread across the corporations. How do global headquarters communicate the strategy to country offices? How does the CEO communicate […]

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Posted by: on March 15, 2017

Some ruminations on the Oxford MBA experience

I decided to come to Oxford Saïd because I was sold the vision of doing an MBA in a School embedded inside a great University. And, respecting one of the great traditions of Oxford, namely the Socratic Method, I will try to investigate whether this preliminary vision agreed with the physical reality. At a systemic […]

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Posted by: on February 9, 2017

Keeping sane on the MBA program

I think most of us frequently find ourselves thinking too much. Well… being at an MBA program, we better spend a lot of our time thinking, indeed. But that is not the kind of “thinking” I’m talking about. I am talking about when we keep an idea running around in our minds for too long, […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2016

11 ways how IoT (Internet of Things) is impacting the future – Part 2

7. Smart cars to identify reckless driving trends Problem: Reckless road driving is one of the highest reasons for accidents and deaths on roads today. IoT based solution: Identification of reckless drivers and driving patterns can improve road safety to prevent fatal accidents. Reckless drivers could range from distracted driving, rash driving to driving under […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2016

Letters home – I am so so sorry

Dear Mum, I am so so sorry, I’ve sat down so many times to write, actually that’s not entirely true – I’ve thought about sitting down to write so many times! But I can’t even begin to describe how busy the term ended up being – far more so than I ever imagined! A few […]

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Posted by: on December 16, 2016

11 ways how IoT (Internet of Things) is impacting the future – Part 1

The third week of September was an interesting week to be in Barcelona for anyone with the slightest inclination towards connected technology as Barcelona hosted the IoT World  Congress 2016. IoT or Internet of Things is a buzzword thrown around frequently, but few truly comprehend the underlying impact and the potential it holds for the […]

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Posted by: on November 30, 2016

What Burning Man (and its CEO, Marian Goodell) can teach us about a future society.

When I first heard that one of the modules for our MBA would focus on the future of work, I couldn’t have been more excited. I’ve always loved science fiction, and as technology has progressively made our wildest sci-fi dreams come true (sans flying car), it’s been incredibly entertaining to predict what might be around […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2016

Cleaner Teeth

On the last rainy weekend in Oxford, I was indoors. So far indoors, in fact, that I was in a windowless room. But I had barely noticed. I was dashing about a lecture hall during the Emerge conference, snapping pictures madly. I picked my way through a packed room of attendees, huddled in small groups, […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2016

Part 1: The Character of Dan Trudgen

“There’s a man on the roof of the building next door,” said the call from reception. “We think he wants to jump.” So began the story of a cold day in February, during which the Oxford community was reminded of the calibre of people working at the Saïd Business School. High up on that list […]

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Posted by: on November 2, 2016

Home Away From Home: Garden Plot #54A

“You have less than a year! Don’t follow the throng: decide on the right opportunities for you.” Given that Oxford’s program is only a year long, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) was something I felt strongly starting from Day 1 at Oxford Saïd. FOMO was what made Dean Tufano’s advice stick out and catch me […]

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