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Posted by: on April 30, 2018

Tradition and Innovation: How the Two Can Coexist

“That’s how we do things around here”. “We’ve always done things this way”. I have heard these statements many times. There were times when it was okay to resist change. We don’t live in those times. There are societies, companies and organisations that were built on maintaining the status quo. Families started businesses that they […]

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Posted by: on April 30, 2018

Oxford – The Journey Continues

Returning to Oxford for Module 2 was filled with anxiety and mystery unlike my initial journey.  My first sojourn to Oxford was filled with excitement and a sense of accomplishment of having been accepted to this prestigious institution.  I now faced the initial assessment after having experienced Module 1 and spending five short weeks at […]

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Posted by: on April 25, 2018

Innovating Peace

As another amazing week of fascinating lectures and insights, making friends and making memories comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the power of our network(s) and the endless possibilities it brings. Not only for us as individuals, for our companies and projects, but also for the ever-changing complex world. We are the […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2018

A Renewal Opportunity

The application process was long and in the middle of it I ended up losing my password for the application, but long story short, I applied, and got accepted. Uff! A year ago, not even in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I was going through a formal exam in one of the most […]

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Posted by: on April 16, 2018

Why I chose to be happily outside of my comfort zone

I have thought about modernising my skills for a long time, but over the years working on construction projects 6-7 days a week for months on end, often in remote locations, always seemed to get in the way of actually doing something about it.  Every year I would receive a fresh batch of bright young […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2018

Thoughtful Reflections – Module 1

While knocking away letters on my laptop seated on the upper deck of this A380 aircraft bound towards Abu Dhabi, it is very easy to loose sense of time. My flow is interrupted and I am asked to switch off my laptop and mobile device in preparation for take-off. It is now that I have […]

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Posted by: on April 10, 2018

From law to finance…to valuing the Airbus A380

As a lawyer focusing on project finance in Africa, I was looking for a program to give me a deep financial understanding about valuation of projects and bridging the infrastructure-financing gap. The program is rigorous and intense as we were studying term long modules in one week covering both theory and practice. The modules get […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2018

A U.S. Army Veteran’s Journey to Saïd Business School

Have you ever sat with leaders from more than 30 countries during a course? Do you know what it is like to visit the prestigious Oxford University? Have you imagined the value a post-graduate diploma at Saïd Business School brings you? Are you a member of the United States Military and wondering if you can […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2018

Reaching

There are times when life presents you with a curiosity and opportunity collectively and the end result leads to something very special. I have experienced this scenario a few times in my life but most recently it required an expertise level completely out of my wheelhouse.  If by definition of being compensated means being a […]

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Posted by: on March 13, 2018

Take that! I am in Oxford

As a finance and accountancy professional, I believe one determines a certain career path through gaining experience, exposure and the right qualifications. My ACCA qualification opened doors for me but choosing the right door was a matter of making choices with considered foresight. When Oxford accepted me into its wings, I was certain of not only gaining the […]

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