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Posted by: on May 6, 2021

A global education at Oxford during Covid-19

COVID-19 has shifted all of our lives over the past year. Dawn Musil shares her experience of studying the Oxford MBA at Saïd Business School during the pandemic. One of the most common questions, when I catch up with friends or mentors, is ‘what is it like being in business school during a pandemic’, and […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

GET TO KNOW CHI OKAFOR, CLASS OF 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I am an avid advocate for women development, with over 5 years professional experience working across communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, my passion and commitment to driving gender parity has led to key engagements between the Houses of Parliament London, Senate of Nigeria, United Nations Addis Ababa and TEDx.  Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2020

Get to know Maneesha Wijesinghe, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: A girl from Sri Lanka currently working on a start-up to tackle the world’s consumer waste crisis. My background is in tech. I have worked at a few start-ups and went through two IPOs. Right now, entirely focusing on the MBA and my start-up “Kola Project.” Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Tech […]

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Posted by: on September 24, 2020

Get to know Takura Chimbuya, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Mechanical Engineer by training, amatuer photographer, workout enthusiast, intrapreneur and entrepreneur -Founder and Non-Executive Director of Brothers Beard, a beard grooming startup that manufactures and distributes beard grooming products in South Africa. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Financial Services (Digital Innovation) Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Economic Development […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2020

My journey from Nepal to Oxford

There are 25.4 million refugees in the world; children make up half of them; 3.5 million school-age refugee children do not go to school, and only one percent of refugees enroll in higher education. I was born into these statistics. I grew up in a Tibetan refugee camp and spent the first half of my […]

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Posted by: on January 14, 2020

My journey from Bangladesh to Oxford

It was a hot summer afternoon in 2014. A group of middle-aged women were sitting under a tree, giving me and my colleague a very skeptical look as we were trying to explain how mobile payments could possibly make their lives easier. They did not seem to be convinced at all, for good reasons; at […]

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Posted by: on December 17, 2019

Slush, Saunas, the Seed Fund, oh my!

Stepping into the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center the morning of November 21st felt like stepping into an alternate universe of tech startups and Venture Capital (VC) firms ready to intermingle at an indoor music festival. The venue had been transformed by neon pink and blue lights, trendy food stalls, and even an indoor garden […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2019

A Fintech-Cambrian Explosion

The Cambrian explosion was an event that occurred approximately 541 million years ago and resulted in the divergence of most modern metazoan phyla – basically caused the separation for species that led to modern day humans. Before the Cambrian explosion, most organisms were simple, composed of individual cells occasionally organized into colonies. Over the following […]

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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 April 16, 2018

Democracy in crisis?

The 2018 Skoll World Forum is a celebration of proximity. But could this proximity–proximity of people, of ideas, of cultures–actually be the root cause of so many of our problems? That was the provocative opening to one of the Forum’s most anticipated panels: “Democracy in Crisis? Populism, Polarization, and Civic Engagement,” moderated by New America […]

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