Finding “My Antarctic” on a brompton

Finding “My Antarctic” on a brompton

  On 22nd September 2014 I will cycle a fold-up Brompton bicycle from London to Geneva. I expect the journey to be around 700 miles and should (bearing minor mishaps and misfortunes) take less than ten days. Just one issue-I don’t have much experience in long bike rides and I’m a near-awful navigator. I amRead more

Biomedicine, Biobusiness and Biodollars

Biomedicine, Biobusiness and Biodollars

Learning more about the healthcare sector was the main reason I chose the Cambridge MBA and I have not been disappointed. Having worked with pharmaceutical companies, governments, health insurance firms (public and private), and multilateral aid agencies, I expected my learning to be only incremental–but I could not have been more wrong. The Pharmaceuticals andRead more

4 Crazy Things You Won’t Believe About Organising the TEDxOxbridge Conference

4 Crazy Things You Won’t Believe About Organising the TEDxOxbridge Conference

  Obnoxious title aside, one can learn a lot more from organizing a big conference than event planning and project management.  As Co-Director of Content for TEDxOxbridge 2014, I can say that an incredible amount of work went on behind the scenes leading up to the event.  Here are some of the less obvious lessonsRead more

Social Impact Exchange Day: Uniting the social impact minds of three leading business schools

Social Impact Exchange Day: Uniting the social impact minds of three leading business schools

  On Sunday 25th May 2014, students from Cambridge Judge Business School attended a Social Impact Exchange Day, alongside peers from Oxford Said Business School and London Business School. The day’s activities, organised by the co-chairs of the Social Impact Clubs at the three business schools respectively, offered students an insight into careers in the social impactRead more

So you want to launch an app? Lessons from a wisened MBA…

So you want to launch an app? Lessons from a wisened MBA…

  Padel Tennis Pro was intended to be a cheap, three-month endeavor to build a new mobile game.  With gameplay mechanics not totally dissimilar to the early 2000s classic ‘Curveball’ – how hard could it be? Nineteen months, five fired developers, one rushed Kickstarter campaign, one AppStore rejection, many sleepless nights and an international politicalRead more

The Global Consulting Project Q&A: Lalit Peddakota, MBA.

The Global Consulting Project Q&A: Lalit Peddakota, MBA.

  Lalit Peddakota (MBA 2013-14) sums up his recent Global Consulting Project experience-consulting for Japan Tobacco International. The Global Consulting Project sees MBAs form high calibre teams to tackle real issues faced by global clients. Pre-MBA Role: Pharmaceutical Scientist/Engineer Global Consulting Project Title: Business strategy planning for JTI’s global cigar business Global Consulting Project Locations: Geneva,Read more

The Global Consulting Project Q&A: Martin Banjo, MBA.

The Global Consulting Project Q&A: Martin Banjo, MBA.

Martin Banjo (MBA 2013-14) sums up his recent Global Consulting Project experience-consulting for Twitter. The Global Consulting Project sees MBAs form high calibre teams to tackle real issues faced by global clients. Pre-MBA role: Management Consulting Global Consulting Project: Twitter Global Consulting Project location: Cambridge/London Sum up your Global Consulting Project aims in a sentence: A Brit,Read more

A masterclass in “Googleyness”

A masterclass in “Googleyness”

One of the first case studies I read on the MBA programme was “Keeping Google “Googley”” and I thought to myself, this is the corporate equivalent of Alice in Wonderland! How could an organisation function so far removed from reality? But that was my reality-the world of banking and bureaucracy-in a time when the world wasRead more

An MBA Odyssey to New York City

An MBA Odyssey to New York City

Two weeks ago, my team (Abhinav, Andrew, João, Kristin, and I) embarked on a fantastic, business-school sponsored trip to New York City to take part in the “MBA Odyssey” competition. The “MBA Odyssey” is an annual event for the world’s top MBA providers that is hosted by Columbia Business School. This year’s illustrious participants included:Read more

Global Consulting Project 2014: GOAL – Tongo and the VSL visit

Global Consulting Project 2014: GOAL – Tongo and the VSL visit

  The beginning of our second week in Sierra Leone has been spent out in the field again, speaking with local villagers in Tongo, Lower Bambarra. This has been an invaluable exercise for us all, and it has also enabled us to see a lot more of rural Sierra Leone than we thought we would.Read more

Global Consulting Project 2014: GOAL on the road in the Kenema…

Global Consulting Project 2014: GOAL on the road in the Kenema…

Our second day in Kenema has been spent in a Toyota 4×4 (an awesome vehicle if ever there was one) travelling cross-country via muddy, rocky, hilly roads and into small villages for site visits. The purpose of the site visits was for us to see who the customers of Alafia latrines are, and what the customerRead more

Global Consulting Project 2014: Introducing team: GOAL, Sierra Leone

Global Consulting Project 2014: Introducing team: GOAL, Sierra Leone

  [THE BRIEF]: We’re four MBA students from Cambridge Judge Business School about to embark on a 2.5 week trip to Sierra Leone to examine the Alafia sanitation marketing programme that GOAL are running in Kenema, the third largest city in Sierra Leone. There’s a day to go before the four of us fly out.Read more

The Growth of MBA Careers in the Social Innovation Space

The Growth of MBA Careers in the Social Innovation Space

  On Monday 17 February 2014, 12 members of the Cambridge Judge Business School Social Innovation Student Interest Group (SIG) visited five social impact organisations in London as part of a student-led ‘Career Trek’. From capacity building at UnLtd, impact investing at home at Big Social Capital and in emerging markets–at Acumen and Pearson AffordableRead more

First step in tackling the Hult Prize – non-communicable diseases in urban slums

First step in tackling the Hult Prize – non-communicable diseases in urban slums

In the mid-19th Century, Cholera used to be known as “The King” in London.  In slum areas particularly, its spread was fast, ferocious and fatal. So when tasked with addressing health in today’s urban slums, it may perhaps be surprising that non-communicable diseases – cancers, mental health disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases – areRead more

Kickstarting a Tea Business

Kickstarting a Tea Business

It started as a simple idea born in an entrepreneurship class during the Cambridge MBA. Well a seemingly simple idea – to deliver the best tea from around the world, for free. As I folded my 400th booklet to go into our tea boxes, already three months past our delivery date, I had to laughRead more

My mission to start a company in the next 12 months…

I’ve come to Cambridge Judge Business School with a mission:  Start a company in the next 12 months, or stop talking about it.   I’m what many would deride as a ‘wantrapreneur. ’  I’ve been brainstorming ideas, creating wireframes, and buying domain names for years, but I’ve never actually created a finished product that someone couldRead more

Starting a new business after the MBA

Best laid plans: I didn’t come to Cambridge with a plan to start a business. Following a six-year stint in the military, I wanted a change of pace. I was looking forward to a year abroad to build my business skills. I was also looking forward to the massive raise in salary that a consultingRead more

Incredible India: part two of my experience meeting the founder of Infosys

Infosys InStep Programme: The campus in Bangalore is simply amazing.  All interns are given accommodation and free cab rides so they can visit the surroundings.  I get to walk through beautiful gardens, fountains and futuristic buildings on my way into the office.  There’s a gym, swimming pool, shops, restaurants… everything an internship participant needs.  AndRead more

Incredible India: my extraordinary encounter with the famous founder of Infosys

Fortune Magazine says he’s one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.  And I got the chance to work with him this summer during my MBA internship at Infosys.  Mr Narayana Murthy is no stranger to anyone in today’s business world.  In 1981 along with six other Indian businessmen he founded Infosys, an IT servicesRead more

From Marshmallows to MBA

As I sit on the edge on my bed eagerly waiting to see what lies ahead in my second week at Cambridge, I cannot stop but reminisce how I got here. I have to confess that it was not an entirely rational approach that got me here. As a marketer, I believe emotions play aRead more