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Posted by: on May 2, 2018

The Module 2 in to the City of Dreaming Spires-Oxford and the views of the River Isis

Have you wondered about the life and study in Oxford during the Spring? Today I am sharing my experiences and lessons learned from the Module 2 of our course that took place in April 2018. After nearly two months of being away from Oxford, the executives who are part of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Organizational […]

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Posted by: on May 1, 2018

April 2018

I am a director with an SME called Cornerstone, a real estate investment and development company based in the City of London. We invest in and redevelop public and private sector land assets in the UK. My first degree is in engineering and I’ve previously held senior technical posts with some of the UK’s largest […]

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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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