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Posted by: on April 13, 2017

Sky High

In the past decade of my career, it has become apparent to me the areas in which my current skills have not been meeting my current challenges.  As a current C-Level executive and former military aviator, I come from a disciplined culture that always seeks self-improvement.  So, finding a program worth the time, expense, and […]

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Posted by: on April 13, 2017

My ‘Real’ Global Experience at Oxford

Having worked with global luxury brands for years now, I was looking for an opportunity to broaden my knowledge in business and explore what is happening outside of the industry I have been so familiar with. The complexity of conducting business on a global scale has always fascinated me. I wanted a platform to deepen […]

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Posted by: on April 12, 2017

Oxford: the land of Pixies, Elves, Harry Potter and a Korean Restaurant

So I was off to Oxford for my first contact week, the lectures run from first thing Wednesday morning until mid-afternoon on Saturday. To make the best of my time I flew from Seoul to the UK on the preceding Saturday so that I could spend a couple of days at my Uncle and Aunt’s […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2017

Encoding a possible future

Inna Mal Am’malu Bin Niyyat, the outcome depends on the intent, ancient wisdom suggests. For me, Oxford is a pilgrimage. A journey to one of the roots which define my own existence as a sentient being and this is my will-of-wish. I have reasons to believe that we are practically at the end of an […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2017

The Road Well Traveled

Robert Frost’s stirring allusions about the necessity of choices and divergent pathways is emblematic of my eventual journey up the High Street to the University of Oxford. People ask me all the time if this was a good move for me. Did I make the right decision? A decision to attend Oxford is neither difficult […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2017

From Oxford to the World: a simple equation…

It all began after a visit to Oxford as a tourist three years ago. During this tour, I was impressed by the beauty of this city; which encompasses all its activities around its university, its colleges and all students and professors. I was impressed by the history you feel while walking in the streets of […]

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Posted by: on April 10, 2017

Surely You’re Joking…..

Blog #1 dedicated to: some surely fantastic people who stood for the class rep elections (Ally, Chris, Cesar, Jorge, Muntasir, Philip, Pinky). You guys were brilliant and it was amazing how you linked your speeches to the case studies discussed in Module 1… Surely You’re Joking moment #1: Surely you can’t fit this in your already hectic […]

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Posted by: on April 5, 2017

The First Steps

After I volunteered to write a blog about my experiences at the Saïd Business School, I thought “what the hell have you done”, which unsurprisingly was exactly the same thought that I had when I completed the enrolment process for the Diploma in Organisational Leadership. I intend to write a series of blog posts tracking […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

What Oxford is not about

I have always dreamed of the experience of a long-established, highly recognized university, but I have never believed that I would attend one. And, here I was, honored and lucky to be part of the 2017 Diploma in Strategy and Innovation cohort. I went there without knowing what to expect, but curious and excited about […]

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Posted by: on March 31, 2017

Grand Hall Dinners, Lectures and Participants

The plane is landing after a short flight from London Heathrow Airport to Schiphol (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). My head still buzzing with experiences of lectures, participant stories and grand hall diners of the previous 5 days. It was only a short bus ride to the world famous and second-oldest university in the world: Oxford. I […]

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