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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

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 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 November 22, 2016

#GoRemote and #GrowGlobal

I wish someone had told me that Oxford Letters of Motivation live a life of their own… 18 months ago, I submitted my Letter of Motivation to Oxford Said Business School, fingers crossed that I would be admitted to the PGDip in Financial Strategy. I had a business model in my head that needed to […]

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Posted by: on November 15, 2016

From the revolving doors of Saïd, to the high ceilings of the Sheldonian…

A quest for the holy grail: It finally happened, as we paraded out of the grand Sheldonian Theatre, as proud Oxfordians…holding our heads high, keeping our dreams alive and taking a bow to the sacred temple of knowledge. As we looked up into the bright blue sky and the grandeur of the architecture which engulfed […]

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Posted by: on July 20, 2016

A way to get inspired

Where to start? So many emotions and facts to share… I will try to be concise. Why DipFS? I was looking for a board level education, after diligent research, the diploma came on the top of the list with comprehensive curriculum and flexibility to combine work and study. Every module so far, for me personally, […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2016

Module 1

So what is Oxford really like? Below is an account of a flurry of my emotions and first impressions. Just as I had imagined, there are intimidating and almost draconian protocols in how Oxford operates…from examinations to marking schemes (you receive the average of two marks by independent proctors which are ratified by an external […]

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Posted by: on March 2, 2016

Post-thesis syndrome

Do forgive me for the length of this article, I hope you empathise and appreciate that I am still hung-over from writing a 10,000 word dissertation. It has been a few weeks since the words ‘submission and deadline’ have thankfully ceased to haunt me. I am pleased to say that the feelings of being shackled […]

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Posted by: on October 12, 2015

June Module

As Module 3 of the Diploma in Organisational Leadership approached in June, my excitement became evident to my wife.  Being raised on a family ranch farm in Oklahoma, attending school in a small town before joining the United States Marine Corps, serving 25+ years in the military with multiple combat missions in service to my […]

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Posted by: on September 6, 2015

Back to School

I recall the day when I sat my last undergraduate exam at Harvard. I heaved a huge sigh of relief; the thought of not having to take another 4-hour exam again was pure joy. That was 9 years ago. I have since crossed the pond, married a European, and have accumulated some industry experience in […]

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