Category Archives: Education

Balancing Contentment and Ambition

We all struggle with being content with what we have achieved, and yet not falling into the zone of complacency. There is always the danger that desiring to achieve more may leave you unhappy with what you have already achieved. … Continue reading

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Running to Rome!

“Redefining your limits is what makes great athletes — and great entrepreneurs.”— Unknown October 2013 found me on my way to Rome for the 2nd Rome Forum organized by the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance  – a network of highly educated young … Continue reading

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How ‘Afropreneurs’ will shape Africa’s future- CNN Feature

So my work got featured recently on CNN. See below; How ‘Afropreneurs’ will shape Africa’s future (CNN) — His full name is Idris Ayodeji Bello, but you might just call him “Afropreneur.” That’s the buzzword adopted by the young Nigerian … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Youth Leadership in Africa!

313 delegates, 512 Livestream viewers, 750 GooglePlus Hangout participants, 13 speakers, and 6 sponsors! With the theme “Building Capacity for a New Generation: The Case for Youth Leadership in Africa”, the 2012 Oxford University Pan Africa Conference held on 5 … Continue reading

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Off to Cape Town:Roundtable Discussion with Honorable Trevor A. Manuel and Africa’s Social Entrepreneurs

The next few weeks are already showing up to be hectic, which is why when I drew up my study plan for my April exams, I myself doubted if I was ever going to abide by it with all the … Continue reading

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Creating high performance brands- When others zig, you need to Zag!

 I have been reading ‘Zag’ by Neumeier-author of ‘The Brand Gap’ and will be sharing some key points from the book for individuals and entrepreneurs working on their brands. The goal is to provide insights, process, and courage to build … Continue reading

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Michaelmas @ Oxford; A tale of classes, dinners and confounders!

As my first term at Oxford slowly slides into history, I am taking a moment to sit back, and remember the highlights of what has turned out to be an amazing nine weeks. The Term: Michaelmas-pronounced “Mickel-mas”. Michaelmas term derives … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford Appathon

One  of the great things about going to school at Oxford is the crazily large amount of activities going on at anytime. There is even a joke that Oxford students are tested on their ability to fit in a large … Continue reading

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1st Week -Oct 9-15, 2011

Acada begins! With Freshers’ week now out of the week, work proper started this week. I had 4 core courses spread between Monday-Friday each week; Challenges in Global Health, Health Policy and Public Health, Statistical Concepts for Global Health, and … Continue reading

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Global Health for Dummies: What everyone deserves to know

It’s been a great time so far in the Global Health Science Program here at Oxford. I am privileged to be in class with 24 other very smart and highly achieving young people from thirteen different countries. While the class … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Oxford’s Collegiate System

One of the new aspects of life at Oxford that I have had to adjust to is the role that the college plays in the life of the student. Not being familiar with the collegiate system, I had not put … Continue reading

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Why are you getting a degree in Global Health?

Why do you need a third Masters degree?  You mean you left a job in an oil company to go back to school? Are you a doctor? How does your past education and experience tie in with this degree? I … Continue reading

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Tweets from Rome: Weaning Africa off Aid; One Enterprise at at Time

In response to my recent call in the Huffington Post for less focus on Aid to Africa, and rather an increase in support for investments and enterprise, there were a lot of cynical comments, and other more respectful responses.  I … Continue reading

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God Bless America, God Help Africa! – Of Rome, Afropreneurship, and Lost Passports

September 1, 2011 was not meant to be like any other day prior to it.  Even I knew that, and had eagerly awaited the day. After all, it was going to be the first day of my post-Chevron career.  After … Continue reading

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Oxford Accommodation Update

So even though I do not get to Oxford until September, and my college accommodation will not be ready until October 1, I got an email from Kellogg College today, with a picture of what my ‘home’ for the next year looks like, … Continue reading

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