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VC Investment Competition: Before We Take on the Grand Finals

Thinking back to a week ago about MANGO CAPITAL’s (I love our team name!) experiences from winning the regional round of the annual VC Investment Competition*, a few highlights stand out. Highlights that I will be sure to bring into… Continue Reading →

Be confident! Keep it up!

Celebrating the end of P1, I am now on the way to Bagan, a northern Myanmar city located 600 km from Yangon, with my 25 friends from the same batch. I didn’t know this city until I met another Japanese… Continue Reading →

P1 in a (philosophical) nutshell

The first period of the MBA program at INSEAD raced by, as I imagine will all subsequent periods. With such a variety and volume of happenings, each day felt like a distinct three (in one): pre-lunch, followed by post-lunch and… Continue Reading →

Reflections on the Discover Israel Trip

“So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth.” Genesis 11:8, Hebrew Bible With the Discover Israel course over, we returned to our hostel to pack our bags and go our separate ways. Unlike the usual excitement and… Continue Reading →

So You Want to Live in France?

“What’s it like to live in a small French town surrounded by woods?” If you join INSEAD on its Europe campus, you will be coming to Fontainebleau. You might have been to France before or have heard some stereotypes (whether… Continue Reading →

The Land of Plums

In finance, a plum is a choice investment, or an asset that outperforms other comparable assets. A plum is contrasted to a lemon, a disappointing investment in which your expected return is not even close to being achieved. (source: Investopedia)… Continue Reading →

INSEAD: The Muggle Version of Hogwarts

As a huge Harry Potter fan, after realizing that I would never receive a Hogwarts acceptance letter, I didn’t think there would any other school giving me the same satisfaction. I wasn’t quite right. Here I am at INSEAD –… Continue Reading →

Gender Inequality & How INSEAD Can Help You Fight It

Aside Marie Curie, can you name a female inventor? This question was posed to me back in December 2016, during the INSEAD Women in Business conference at Bloomberg’s offices in Singapore. I was ashamed of myself for not being able… Continue Reading →

Everyday is day 1 at INSEAD

… except you get to build stronger relationships with 300+ bright minds as each day goes by. You can bet that no one day is like another in this unique, exhilarating and rewarding environment. On my very first day at… Continue Reading →

Day in the Life of an INSEAD student

As the end of P1 is nigh, I thought it’s about time I start recording my INSEAD experience. Overall, this first term has been chaotic, thrilling, perplexing, and a lot of fun. I suppose it was €14,700 well spent. Inspired… Continue Reading →

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