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Posted by: on August 6, 2018

Get to know Arijit Bose

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best Friend: Caring Manager: Responsible Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am from a small suburb in West Bengal, India, however, I have been living in […]

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Posted by: on July 18, 2018

Want people to take action on climate change? It needs to be as easy as using Tinder.

On July 15, 2018 I got a very clearly laid out email suggesting two actions I can take to #movethedate for climate change. Move the Date is essentially a campaign to get humanity to take action on climate change before August 1 2018, which is Earth Overshoot Day (marks the day when we have used […]

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Posted by: on July 16, 2018

Oxford Saïd came to play and play we did.

Bringing home the MBAT trophy for the second year in a row was an amazing experience. If you’re an incoming MBA, mark your calendar now and make attending this a priority! Oxford Saïd came to play and play we did. Some (winning) highlights: 1. Battle of the Bands Our multi-instrumental KILLER talented band, Alex in Wonderland, […]

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Posted by: on July 9, 2018

A musical use case for blockchain

You can’t go more than a few days without hearing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. These disruptive technologies have the potential to completely change how we think about currency and information validation in the future, and they are certainly top tech buzz words in 2018. If you’re anything like me, though, you might still be wondering […]

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Posted by: on June 26, 2018

Oxford Colleges from a Potterhead’s Perspective

If you think of Oxford as the next best thing to Hogwarts (perhaps an even better version of it), and you’re something of a Potterhead (a Harry Potter fan if you’re not familiar with this term), then you will love the concept of colleges. The college system in Oxford, in Potterhead terms, is similar to […]

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Posted by: on June 8, 2018

As the finish line looms, a lesson in teamwork from the Oxford MBA

On the sixth of May 1954, a young medical student toed the line at Iffley Road track in Oxford. Feeling, in his own words, “as if the moment of a lifetime had come,” the Englishman gazed down the long lane of cinder ash and tensed his body like a spring. When the starting gun fired, […]

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Posted by: on May 24, 2018

You must drop the rocks to receive the diamonds

Most people experience that point in the MBA when you simply do not know what to do! I commend you (yes, commend) if you are experiencing this right now. I came into the MBA programme with an intention to learn how I could shift big businesses to be more sustainable and purpose driven, as I […]

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Posted by: on May 20, 2018

Lean impact: How to scale social innovation for good

Ann Mei Chang is the author of the upcoming book, Lean Impact, on how modern approaches to innovation can drive massively greater social impact and scale. She is the former Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID. Prior to her pivot to the public sector, Ann Mei had […]

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Posted by: on May 18, 2018

East Africa Trek

If you had a trust that could generate $200K every year, what would you do with your time? This question was posed to me while I was sunbathing on a boat, in Lamu, with brilliant people representing all of the continents, learning about how to do business in East Africa. I actually could truly in […]

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Posted by: on May 14, 2018

Why do we look down?

I’ve cycled or walked by thousands of people in this city: some living homeless on the street, many students, hundreds of tourists with their cameras and guidebooks, and townies trying to avoid all of the others. Occasionally they make eye contact with me, but most of the time they just trundle past me without even […]

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