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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 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 May 8, 2019

The next chapter

It is the end of January, and I am at the Learntec trade fair, one of the largest trade fairs for learning technology in Europe. I am excited and a little nervous. This is the first time since I joined my new company CBTL, a boutique vendor in the digital learning space as head of […]

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Posted by: on April 16, 2019

The start of my Oxonian journey

One of the scariest and nerve-wracking events for a 40-year old lady, apart from being aware that I hit 40 and also that I’m disclosing it here, and being a mother to a teen, a wannabe teen (hubby) and a puppy entering his teens, is getting back to studies!! Of course, you know that when […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2019

At Oxford with Superheroes

Aristotle said that courage is the virtue that enables all other virtues, and as an entrepreneur, it is important to show a lot of courage but to balance it with temperance. At the age of 24, I incorporated my first business, EGV Recruitment, which was active in medical recruitment. We expanded it internationally after one […]

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Posted by: on February 22, 2019

The Oxford Experience – DipSI Module 1

“Oxford is like a drug; people get addicted and find reasons to keep coming back.” The professor says. The Oxford experience cannot be fully described in words alone. You have to go there to fully grasp it. The school’s values including Respect, Excellence and Collaboration truly resonates, not just within the university but through the […]

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