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Posted by: on May 11, 2021

Capitalism, Climate Action and Camaraderie: Highlights from Hilary

My memories of Hilary term will be with me a long time. Yes, there was a nationwide lockdown. And between the lockdown and the cold, dark winter, it was hard to say which was more depressing. But there were happy moments, serene moments and aha! moments. And it is these that I will remember, even […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2021

The Power of the Oxford Network

It seems wild to imagine that six months of the Oxford MBA programme has passed. When looking back, I’m amazed at the growth that’s occurred, and a large part of that has been through conversations with classmates, professionals, mentors, and professors – connections that, I feel, are available to me due to Oxford and its […]

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Posted by: on January 2, 2021

Get to Know Tom Perfrement, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us about yourself: Chemical engineer turned management consultant turned social entrepreneur. Passionate about tennis, investing (listed equities), coffee, traveling, and empowering the not-for-profit ecosystem with data analytics capabilities. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Management Consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Social Impact / Funds Management / Consulting Country of […]

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Posted by: on September 8, 2020

Taking Oxford MBA learnings from the classroom to the real world

Have you ever applied what you have learnt in the classroom to the real world as the MBA journey is approaching to its end? Perhaps many of my fellow MBAs are still in the process of finding a permanent job, like I am, and are eager to bring new wind and implement change in their […]

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Posted by: on July 7, 2020

How do you turn a business idea into a real business?

This question haunted me long before I came to Oxford. In my former company, I worked on a project in which I was supposed to help my colleagues in our headquarters to introduce a newly developed product into the local market. However, the project was never executed smoothly. I cold-called dozens of customers and paid […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2020

Will we have the courage?

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post about the start of my GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford) experience. I ended that post stating I was keen on improving my systems thinking skills for approaching wicked problems. Today, we are living a wicked problem in real time. It took me a long time […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Gratitude during Covid-19

It is without a doubt an incredibly challenging, unprecendented and unimaginable period that humanity is facing today. With all the hardship and difficulty that we are all facing, I wanted to take a moment to practice some gratitude and share with you all various things I am most grateful for. Breathing in the fresh and […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

A time to reflect

It’s a week before my third term at Oxford starts. I’m still struggling to come up with clear thoughts on writing this blog post, summarizing my time over the last three months. Hilary term, the second term at Oxford, is named after the feast day of St Hilary falling on 14th January. Like many other […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2020

Hilary term: the Oxford MBA so far

Like any great adventure, time does truly fly. It seems like yesterday my family and I were packing our “life” in a few bags to move to Oxford. It has now been almost 8 months since our big move; Michaelmas and Hilary term have come to an end, which means we are more than halfway […]

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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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