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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Saïd Business School with a baby on board

2020 was a tough year for me, as it was for most of the world. I found out I was pregnant in February, and the excitement was quickly replaced by anxiety as it became increasingly clear that COVID was going to mean that this year of milestones would be spent far from friends and family […]

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Posted by: on August 27, 2021

The life-altering program: Be ready to grow not only professionally but also per...

I can describe my time at Saïd Business School to be extremely engaging as I was involved in the learning process that helps me in acquiring new skills in close collaboration with students from other countries. Despite the challenges that Covid-19 has created for all the areas of our lives, I was able to enjoy […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2021

On the subject of strong ties…

I am writing this on the eve of A-Level results day, and I have an 18-year-old daughter who is anxious about tomorrow. What I am thinking about is how, whatever plan comes together tomorrow, she is about to embark on one of the most formative adventures of a lifetime. And having finished my Executive Diploma […]

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Posted by: on February 19, 2021

Online Experience: Oxford Executive Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

At the present time, we still have challenges related to COVID and the limitations which it creates for schools. I have just started to study the Strategy and Innovation diploma programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. I want to emphasise below how fast and professional Oxford Saïd adapted the approach of their live […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2020

Oxford Experience- Metamorphosis!!!

After having successfully completed the Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation (DipSI), I was recently invited to share my experiences with the new class starting in November 2020. It was my absolute honour and pleasure to be invited by my alma mater. Talking to the new class who are starting their exciting journey amidst […]

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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 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 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 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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