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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 April 17, 2019

Rethinking Leadership in the 21st Century

At the Oxford MBA, we have been exploring what it means to run a company from the perspective of a future CEO focused on sustainability with a mission to effect good globally. Having the opportunity to hone our strategy and leadership skills with world class faculty at Oxford has been a tremendous experience this past spring, learning […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2019

Plastics, are they really that bad?

Eileen Chen is a 2018-19 MBA student at Oxford’s Saïd Business School and a Canadian marketer with four years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Her marketing experience included managing an e-commerce website and developing data-driven recommendations through consumer insights for Keurig Canada. Her current career aspirations are to use marketing’s power to […]

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Posted by: on January 15, 2019

Don’t settle for default

I sat doe-eyed in the Nelson Mandela Theatre during our first week with 315 new best friends, all eager and excited for the year of adventure to come. I did not expect to hear a 4-word quote that would change my career perspective forever. In the middle of the week, 2016 alum Gillian Benjamin used […]

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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 November 20, 2017

Stay resilient!

FAILURE RESILIENCE Successful people don’t fail right? Wrong. Failure is that hard thing that gets to you, deflates your ego and sometimes makes you question your reason for existing. Let me press it further – People in Oxford don’t fail, right. Wrong. People in Oxford are not used to failing, but failure is inevitable sometimes. […]

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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 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 February 15, 2016

Rankings Rundown

So sorry that I’ve been absent for the past few weeks – its been a busy term! – A few things have happened that I want to touch on that my readers may find relevant. The biggest one is that (as many of you know) the FT posted its MBA rankings and SBS fell a […]

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