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Posted by: on December 4, 2019

Round to Flat to What???

When we were young, we were taught that the earth is round… we all have grown up listening to this in schools. Then, during the early 2000s, we read Thomas L. Friedman’s views on how the World Is Flat. In his famous book, Thomas Friedman presented his view on the world as a level playing […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2019

Don’t be afraid to fit in as an Oxonian

When asked to write a blog about my Oxford experience I thought back to the very first hurdle, the decision to apply. Sure, you automatically think about the daunting aspects first – the funding, the time commitment on top of a full-time job, time away from your family, the exams. But then you think about […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2019

The Pursuit of Excellence

A noticeable sense of nervous anticipation spread throughout the lecture theatre of Saïd Business School, like osmosis on a cold January morning. With forty-seven highly experienced professionals gathered from the far corners of twenty-eight differing countries, each eager to debunk the complexities of emerging markets and evolve their understanding of business at a global level, […]

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Posted by: on November 7, 2019

From heart to heart – Cor ad cor loquitur

It’s Sunday and the bus leaves from Gloucester Green (Oxford’s main bus station) towards the airport and I have mixed emotions after I had to say goodbye to an intense week of studying at Saïd Business School. It was the last module of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Back in February I arrived here […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2019

Oxford Nostalgia

“After you climb a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University could be described as both the foundation of academia and apex of innovation. As an unique and historic institution dating back to 1096, it’s a […]

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Posted by: on October 16, 2019

Have I found what I was looking for at Oxford?

Living in the digital world is a great opportunity. We can click to like and click to share. But the great opportunity is that we can express our thoughts and directly influence how we are perceived. Our program manager proposed that I write a blog. I did not hesitate. I admire writing. I learn writing. […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2019

Strategy and Innovation – Module 2

I’m late in sharing this blog on my Module 2 experience, but nevertheless here it is..   First things foremost…the biggest highlight when we went back for Module 2 was wearing the Sub fusc (one of those Oxford quirks) on Day 1, when we gave our Module 1 exam. We gathered at the college all […]

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Posted by: on August 14, 2019

Strategy and Innovation – What do I wish I had known before I started the course?

I thought a lot about attending this course before I applied and mostly I thought about all the barriers and concerns, of how little free time I already had, and how selfish would it be to spend less time with my young son; how would I juggle my work commitments and still be able to […]

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Posted by: on August 14, 2019

MBA or Global Business Diploma Dilemma? My experience might help you decide

When I was asked by the Saïd Business School Marketing Team to share my experience on a blog, I agreed to do it without a second thought given that a similar blog a year ago moved me to start my own application. So, if you are an experienced professional who is either thirsty to learn, […]

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Posted by: on July 19, 2019

My new reality – The Diploma in Global Business

I could not help but think, as I circled the desks of the Radcliffe Camera to find a free study spot, of those who came before me.  What would I give for some of Tolkien’s creativity, the prescience of Aldous Huxley, the courage of Gertrude Bell, or Oscar Wilde’s wit? Was it enough that I […]

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