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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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Posted by: on January 14, 2020

Escaping Plato’s Cave

As we reach the end of the year, it’s hard not to be nostalgic about my time at the University of Oxford. Being a student at this wonderful institution has been one of the most intellectually challenging experience for me, which in turn has undoubtedly allowed me to become more conscious of the ever-changing and […]

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Posted by: on June 3, 2019

Sharing is caring

I submitted my Final Integrative Assignment (FIA) for the Diploma in Financial Strategy at Saïd Business School in January and I thought “I’m done!” I had finished it! The first month after the program I was enjoying some “free time”, recovering from the 2018 juggle of work, travelling and the school schedule, but I was […]

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Posted by: on August 3, 2017

My shoulders are footstools

Each time I’ve packed my bags to go to Oxford, it’s been somewhat bitter sweet. Sweet because of the excitement and adventure that awaits and bitter because of my family that I leave behind and whom I can’t share this experience with. I have found some consolation though. What consoles me is that I know […]

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Posted by: on July 11, 2017

In the battle of town and gown, it was gown that won

This is my third trip to Oxford. As I write I’m on the bus. I remember the first time I caught this bus. I walked all the way from terminal 2 to terminal 5, today I got it from terminal 2 because I learned when I took the bus back after we finished module 1 […]

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Posted by: on March 4, 2015

Module 1 – Inspiring

I’ve just completed the first module (Strategy) of the Diploma in Financial Strategy at Oxford’s Saïd Business School (SBS). On a personal note, I currently work in finance with an EMEA remit for product planning. My motivations for applying to SBS stemmed from a desire to improve my technical skillset from a strategy perspective and […]

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