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Posted by: on October 15, 2020

It’s not hard. It’s simple. And that’s why it’s hard.

How one might prepare for, participate in, and use the Diploma in the real world: What is it like to study Strategy & Innovation at SBS? What did I get out of it? Was it worth it? “I want you leaving awake and with new ideas in your field” said Teppo Felin, the engaging programme […]

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Posted by: on July 7, 2020

Mindful Transformational Dynamics & Strategy in COVID Times

During these uncertain times, we have all been reading lots of information on the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis and how it is influencing the established norms, forcing them to evolve at all levels: economic, innovation, health, new ways of working, education, family, etc. At Saïd Business School, University of Oxford we (postgraduate students […]

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Posted by: on June 29, 2020

What is the Oxford experience?

My journey towards the University of Oxford began in the Southern Hemisphere in the scenic city of Perth, Australia. On a warm January evening in 2018 I boarded a flight to London Heathrow. After an exhausting over-twenty hour flight, I finally set foot on Oxford ground, excited to have arrived at the oldest university in […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2020

Jump, the ground will appear!

With this phrase in mind, I decided to start my journey in March 2019. My new job title for one year was going to be a part-time postgrad student and a part-time world traveller. With the absolute conviction that the things I was about to learn and the places I was about to see were […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2020

A system lens on the current social divide

Infrastructure: from French (1875); infra + structure (n.). The installations and underlying framework that form the basis for any operation or system. Oxford Languages I first encounter the concept of systems thinking during my PGDip course at University of Oxford, when I had the privilege to sit in a lecture that was conducted by George […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2020

Learning about leadership when it is needed the most

There is no doubt that the impact of COVID-19 on our lives has been catastrophic. Every facet of our day-to-day has been affected in very negative ways, for example, tourism, business and of course education. As we are beginning to experience the new “normal”, I believe that there are lessons to be learnt and that […]

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Posted by: on May 26, 2020

7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Oxford Experience

At the time of writing this, my cohort is patiently awaiting the release of our final grades for the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Perhaps you’ve found yourself here reading these blog entries, as I did two years ago, hoping to better understand the school, the program, and the people. Or maybe, you’re a nostalgic […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Leadership requires a capacity to transcend adversity & emerge stronger

As the weeks go by and I get closer to starting module 2 of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School Diploma in Organisational Leadership I cannot express how incredibly fortunate I feel to not only have this opportunity but to be part of an educational institute that can thrive and adapt in amazing ways. […]

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Posted by: on April 16, 2020

It is the Kimbo’s way: Angola’s pathway to social innovation

Jean-Jacques Rousseau so eloquently said “men are born free, yet everywhere are in chains,” but if so, then the civil society to which all men are “chained” to, Burke argued, must be governed by a social contract upon which “a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2020

Opportunities for youth in Africa

Tell us about yourself I was born in Ghana and moved to the UK in my early teenage years. After my undergraduate degree in 2007, I started a career at Citibank in their financial crime investigations team. Over the last 13 years, I have worked with global financial institutions and the Big 4 helping organisations […]

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