Apr 052009

You don’t get to know the rules; deal with it. For most of my academic life, I had some idea of what the grading policy would be for my work-I always lost all the penmanship points, but got most of the rest of them. You could, of course, use this to game the system-you’d get […]

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Apr 012009

What you learn at Oxford’s Business School (The most important parts of which they don’t teach you) In my final set of posts about Oxford, I take a look back, six months out, and reflect on what I learned at Oxford. I suspect that some of this applies to all business schools, though much of […]

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Nov 162008
Jozie, Natal, the Golden Gate, Lesotho, and a job!

Keith’s house in Jo-burg After heading back it was a bit of time to decompress and try to arrange for my job interview to happen. We went off to Keith’s (one of my MBA buddies, and one of the greatest, most stand-up guys on the course) house in northern Johannesburg (Jo-burg, Jozie) for a couple […]

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Nov 162008
Finally, some water!

Makoro-landThe Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta on earth. there once was a lake, which has turned into a swamp, and about 90% of Botswana’s water is here. This is the edge of a series of nature reserves that spread across northern Botswana, ending in Chobe, at the Zimbabwe border. Here, the Okavango river […]

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Nov 162008

Game timeLeaving Swakopmund and civilisation behind, we head off for two days to a rather unusual game park– Etosha. Think of the Black Rock Desert, not nearly as hard, far more salty, and surrounded by arid savannah with a few water holes. Here there are a wide variety of antelopes, from teeny tiny Steenboks up […]

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Oct 212008
Namibia cont'd

We are now in Swakopmund, our “last stop” for civilisation. Four blog entries will be posted from here, and I’ll check up on my email as well. The Score, so far So far, we have: Springbok (a tasty little deer-like creature)GemsbokOryxMountain ZebraOstrichBaboonsGreat White SharksSouthern Right Whalesand countless types of lizards (including the ones that switch […]

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Oct 172008
On the road... if you call it that.

As I type this, I’m in the back of a truck bouncing over a very serious dirt road, looking out over the river that’s the border between Namibia and South Africa. It’s been a hectic few days: We arrived in Cape Town to hang out with Zeenith et al for a few days as well […]

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Oct 132008
SA Wedding

François and Dorita are married. They looked lovely, and there was much rejoicing. Good looking Verloren von Themats But the bride wins Blessings on the happy couple Arriving in style to dinner… And dancing with style all night… Update For those of you who care, we’re probably not climbing Kilimanjaro. A bit too little time, […]

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