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What we're about

Oxvardian is a networking group for exceptionally talented and brilliant people, including those of us fortunate to have joined one of the world's premier organizations (like Oxford, Harvard, Tsinghua, McKinsey, et al).

It's also for people from esteemed professions and for a few exceptional business people.

Specifically, Oxvardian membership is currently only open to people who fall into one of the following categories:

A. All alumni, students or faculty members (current/past) of the following universities/programs/companies:

1. All Ivy League schools, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Tsinghua, Seoul National, Tokyo U., Kyoto U., CalTech, Juliard, U Cal Berkeley, Indian Institutes of Technology, INSEAD, London Business School, London School of Economics (LSE), The Sorbonne, Trinity College Dublin, McGill, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo

2. Top ranked global business schools per this list from the Financial TImes or other credible source: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2016

3. All accredited medical, law and architecture schools in OECD countries

4. All Ph.D / Doctoral degree holders from accredited universities in OECD countries

5. Chartered Accountant designation holders from OECD countries

6. Chartered Financial Analyst designation holders (CFAs)

7. Computer science, mathematics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and data science and physics graduates/professionals

8. Ivey Business School at Western University

B. Vice presidents and executives of companies with over 100 full-time employees

C. Any current and past employees or members of the following organizations are eligible to join:

1. McKinsey, BCG, Bain, PwC, Goldman Sachs, IDEO, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and Ferrari

2. Google, Facebook and Twitter

3. Mensa, Triple Nine Society and Prometheus Society

4. Startups that have attracted $1 million+ in venture capital

5. Those who can provide evidence of an IQ over 140

D. Executives or founders of companies with verifiable annual revenues exceeding $5 million

E. People with an OUTSTANDING sense of humour!!

About Events:

1. There will be many fun lunches, dinners and networking events

2. Tentatively Planned Discussion and Expert Speaker Event Topics Include:

Economic Outlook

Enhancing your Emotional Intelligence

Making it to CEO

Recent advancements in artificial intelligence

Fin-tech innovations and the future of money

What a Divorce Lawyer Knows About a Happy Marriage

The progress and future of cancer research

Accounting Tips for Business People

Cost Saving Strategies for Business Owners

Time Management

What your investment advisor isn't telling you

Doing business in Asia – Focus Country: Japan

Doing business in Asia – Focus Country: China

Doing business in Asia – Focus Country: South Korea

Doing business in Asia – Focus Country: India

Marketing tips – focus on social media

Marketing tips – focus on CRM

Marketing tips – focus on online advertising

How to hire the best employees

Online reputation management

Legal tips for businesspeople/entrepreneurs

Advanced tax reduction strategies / tax sheltering

Retirement and estate planning

Investing in Asia

Investing in Stocks vs Real Estate

Investing in syndicated mortgages: the next new thing

Investing in Europe Now

Investing in Emerging Markets Today

Investing in Digital Technology Today / The future of digital technology investments

Recent advancements in medicine

Tech Talk: Recent advancements in robotics

Tech Talk: The latest and greatest personal gadgets

Insurance: what makes sense & what doesn't

What your investment advisor is not telling you

Walk and Talk – Focus Topic: How to be happier

Walk and Talk – Focus Topic: The future of media

Financing your next business venture

Avoiding over-priced investments

3-D Printing – demonstration and discussion

So, you think yer pretty smart, eh? Well, then join us and come out to our events.

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