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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 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 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 best project you can work on

 (The importance of personal advancement)  “It’s not what we get in life, it’s who we become.” – Jim Rohn Once we graduate from university or school, we feel that learning is behind us and we are now on a mission of putting into life everything we’ve learnt. As we grow, we change. Learning changes our worldview […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2017

“How did you get to study at Oxford?”: Alozie’s story

In 1998, having worked for 7 years with Budget Rent A Car as their Europe, Africa and Middle East Financial Accountant, I decided to contract out my services to other organisations. The experience took me to companies like the British Airport Authority, the University of Westminster, Santander Bank, the UK Ministry of Defence and the […]

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