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Posted by: on March 8, 2019

AI in Recruitment

When speaking of innovation, it is rarely HR that comes first to mind. Yet, AI has an impact on the recruiting industry through having the power to remove bias and decrease the number of ‘’Bad Hires’’. Predictive hiring and A/B recruitment testing are still science fiction for less-technologically adept HR experts, but two disruptive companies […]

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Posted by: on March 7, 2019

Balance for Better

Eva Grosman on the International Women’s Day 2019 campaign ‘Balance for Better’ Throughout my career, on almost a weekly basis, I have found myself the only woman in the room. It has been disappointing, frustrating and on few occasions even intimidating, but it has also provided me with the determination to create opportunities for women […]

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Posted by: on January 25, 2018

Cryptocurrencies and its potential to change the future of money

It’s been just over a year, since I noticed how global the scale of cryptocurrency is. With Bitcoin, price surging to $19,187 (as of December 15th, 2017), it is almost impossible to ignore all the buzz around cryptocurrencies and new developments in the crypto-world. Having so much passion for technological innovation, I followed some real […]

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Posted by: on December 4, 2017

Spare some change? How about helping someone make one?

Homelessness in the UK is a huge growing issue.  In Oxford alone, the number of people rough sleeping in the city has almost doubled over the last year. At the same time, there is so much goodwill out there, and a huge willingness to help people who are rough sleeping. I decided that if everybody […]

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Posted by: on August 14, 2017

Beauty as a business tool

“People should be beautiful in every way: in their faces, in the way they dress, in their thoughts and in their innermost selves.” (A. Chekhov) From my time at Saïd Business School, I remember learning different financial strategies for value creation and shareholder wealth optimisation. I can recall quite few of them but there was no […]

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Posted by: on July 12, 2017

My 17-year journey to mindfulness from the Oxford MBA

When I was doing my MBA (1999-2000) I never thought that my career would take such a varied journey. The MBA programme was great. I think the best part of the programme was that it gave me confidence to take risks that I would probably not have taken. It provided me with a can-do attitude. […]

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Posted by: on July 4, 2017

The best project you can work on (II): Hobbies

As we try to keep up with our working schedules, sometimes it’s easy to fall into routine. It works for some of us but becomes boring for others. Many people need challenges and are happy trying and exploring different things. Hobbies are perfect for curious minds. HOBBIES ARE YOUR INVESTMENT There is a saying – […]

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Posted by: on June 13, 2017

What it means to go the extra mile

Featuring a letter from an old couple that will make you melt The Letter. Skip to the bottom to see it in context. The other day, we received a large delivery. We were trying to figure out what to do with it as the delivery man wheeled the shrink-wrapped block of boxes into the office. We decided […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

How we raised a £100k seed round with a single cold email

When people find out you run a startup, one of the first things they ask is, “Have you raised any money and how did you do it?”. We always like to joke that we raised our seed round with a single cold email. But actually, it’s a true story, and as I told more people, […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

The world’s first natural energy drink

In 2015, I left a corporate finance position at the biggest real estate investment company in Ecuador to pursue the dream of making the Guayusa leaf famous in the entire world. When I applied to the MSc in Law and Finance back in 2013, I already knew that I wanted to start a social impact […]

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