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Posted by: on June 10, 2019

Swimming the English Channel

Lucas Carbonaro shares his lessons from swimming the English Channel There are less than 2,000 people who have swam across the English Channel, and I am proud to be one of them. It actually started as a joke. I had swum the Strait of Gibraltar, and a friend said, ‘So next you’ll do the English […]

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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 August 29, 2018

Unions and Management: A Displaced Friendship

As an outgrowth of the Great Depression and subsequently, World War II, Americans were more unionised than ever before in history with one of three Americans represented by unions.[i] Yale University economist Charles E. Lindbloom was one of the first to sound the alarm on what he perceived to be the emergent threat of unionism on […]

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Posted by: on June 18, 2018

Crisis Planning During Turbulent Times

I recently participated in a robust panel discussion on crisis management at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the students had just wrapped up a five-day simulated business crisis relating to a fictitious national restaurant chain dealing with an outbreak of E.coli. Below are […]

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Posted by: on May 30, 2018

20 years later

How did a single comment become the guiding principle behind my work? “Well, that is a nice trick to improve the efficiency of solar panels. Sadly, it won’t be of any use unless we stop increasing the overall energy consumption of society.” This caught my attention as I was sitting in my research lab’s weekly […]

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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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