• Anti-Social Networking
    Your first day at INSEAD is simultaneously similar to and radically different than your first day at any new school. There is a large measure of uncertainty mixed into your general apprehension (or excitement) at the prospect of meeting a sea of new faces. And yet people feel an implicit camaraderie, by virtue of officially…
  • What can make or break your MBA experience?
    A MBA is often recognized as the bridge that helps you either transition into a new career or gives you a boost to achieve your professional goal. Yet, many of us would argue that the personal growth aspect is equally if not more beneficial from this learning experience. Yes, we will all get jobs when…
  • Why Run when you can Dash!
    They say that you’re always running when you do an MBA. WRONG! At INSEAD, you DASH. With 4 months done in a 10+2-month program, you just can’t be okay with running. Apart from how everyone in this batch is brilliant in their own ways and lives, nothing else that I had thought about the course…
  • Say yes to diversity
    In a time in which everything seems to go against diversity, in which global politics are at heat, and in which countries are closing borders and becoming more and more racist, INSEAD promotes multiculturalism and diversity. This video was shot in a few hours, outside INSEAD's main reception. It reflects what INSEAD truly is, and one…
  • Maximizing Conflict & Shareholder Value: a P2 story
    I nearly resisted the urge to share the P2 experience through stanza and verse, but only nearly. The group, the organization, the unit, the core The Goal (make money?), the achievement - much more. We set off on P2, a startup, a clique Now finals approach and we've taken our licks. IB, Consulting, L'Oréal, Amazon…
  • Sufi Poet at INSEAD
    We were born in the same townhouse in Chicago, but we never got along as children. My cousin was 9 months older and was always taller, fairer, and prettier. She was popular everywhere she went. As a young adult, I based my entire identity on everything she wasn't - she went away to NYC for…
  • One Hundred Cups of Tea as Invested Capital
    After many months of intense due diligence gathering, model building, late night phone calls to India and rehearsals, along with team mates Hong Fei Wang, Tim May and Apoorve Khandelwal , on April 7th we were finally in New York for the finals competition of the Kellogg Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge (K-MSSIC). [caption id="attachment_14212"…
  • March 2017: The Syndrome of Mediocrity
    March starts with exams of Period 1. March proceeds with Period 2: buzzes of internship in a hectic 7-week period. March concludes with the intensity of internship interviews… and the release of P1 grades. I have to say, just to be candid about my observations, there is naturally a lot of ‘competitive’ and ‘discreet’ energy.…
  • February 2017: Ask, Don’t Beg. Give, Don’t Take. Love, and be Loved.
    February. Love is always in the air. Or at least, that’s what I thought. Entering the second part of the first period of the INSEAD experience, for some reason things begin to wear me out. The lessons are all around, the activities are all consuming, and the expectations keep on rising. And what’s worse, is…
  • The Five Steps to Networking Success
    As a graduate of the INSEAD Class of December 2016, I can truly say that your time at INSEAD is transformational. Reflecting back on my year at INSEAD and looking forward, I would agree with many graduates who say that “Network” or “Networking” is simply one of the most important aspects of an MBA. Not…