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Posted by: on June 20, 2017

Module 2 and an EXAM!!!!

The residential week for Module 2 was a scary prospect. The first thing that we had to do was an exam on the Wednesday morning (the exam was on Module 1), then it would be into the lectures for Module 2. This would be my first formal university exam for over 20 years. Between the […]

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Posted by: on June 15, 2017

Random Encounters

One of the rewarding things about doing the course in Oxford, is the people that I am meeting and the experiences that we share.  There is an incredibly great richness to the experiences and knowledge of the members of the cohort. Just prior to leaving Korea I received a message from a member of the cohort […]

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Posted by: on April 20, 2017

The Big Race

It’s a gorgeous sunny afternoon in London! Perfect weather to watch the famous Oxford v Cambridge Boat race. The very first race was held in 1829 and since 1856, it has been an annual tradition. The spirits are high, we are excited and impatiently waiting for the women’s and men’s rowing teams to pass, so […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2017

Sky High

In the past decade of my career, it has become apparent to me the areas in which my current skills have not been meeting my current challenges.  As a current C-Level executive and former military aviator, I come from a disciplined culture that always seeks self-improvement.  So, finding a program worth the time, expense, and […]

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Posted by: on April 12, 2017

Oxford: the land of Pixies, Elves, Harry Potter and a Korean Restaurant

So I was off to Oxford for my first contact week, the lectures run from first thing Wednesday morning until mid-afternoon on Saturday. To make the best of my time I flew from Seoul to the UK on the preceding Saturday so that I could spend a couple of days at my Uncle and Aunt’s […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

What Oxford is not about

I have always dreamed of the experience of a long-established, highly recognized university, but I have never believed that I would attend one. And, here I was, honored and lucky to be part of the 2017 Diploma in Strategy and Innovation cohort. I went there without knowing what to expect, but curious and excited about […]

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Posted by: on March 24, 2017

Day in the life

I have just finished my first module at Oxford University as part of a Diploma in Financial strategy at the Saïd Business School. I wanted to share my thoughts on my time for the benefit of (1) my customers who are mostly business owners and executives, (2) my organisation, which has been supportive of my […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2017

My first Oxford experience

So, when you dish out a big wad of your own cash to further your education 15 years into your career, you expect big things. And if that wad of cash goes to the world’s #1 university, then those expectations are sky high. At the end of my first module, boy were those expectations met! […]

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Posted by: on July 27, 2016

Reflecting Back

Everyone in the room, starting to wrap up their laptops, folder, packing bags, rushing towards the exit doors, waving goodbyes walking out of Oxford Saïd and off to their destinations. Only when the lights turned off, is when I realised how precious these days were that shaped module 3.  Every 6th week getting ready, packing bags, […]

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Posted by: on July 25, 2016

Module 3

Nothing beats summer in Oxford, or Cambridge for that matter (both are equally beautiful, and though I am partial to Oxford, I was pretty enamored with Cambridge…the only way to tell them apart is by the vast number of scurrying bicycles! Bicycles are actually so prominent that streets are closed to drivers (except on Sundays). […]

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