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B School Smarties: Classes, Classmates & What to Expect

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We’ve already passed the midway point for P1 for the 14Js here at INSEAD – a kind of crazy realization for me because of the perpetual time warp feeling here (you will always feel like you both just arrived and have been here and known everyone for forever). To put that in perspective, that means …

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..and it’s already P2!

I have just returned from the break between P1 and P2. One period has gone and what is true is that it goes by so fast. But it’s dense, so full of everything. It’s international. Everyone knows that and many choose INSEAD because of this unique opportunity to be exposed to such diversity. This diversity …

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Week 1 @ INSEAD – Finding my feet in a mad world

Week 1 at INSEAD just concluded. Finally some time to breathe and blog… #WeatherUpdate: Some snow with temperature between -5 and 5 degrees C #FoodUpdate: Salmon is the week’s winner followed by tandoori chicken <food IS a very important part of life at INSEAD… at least my life > #NerdUpdate:  We usually have just 3-5 hours of …

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Can Asian palates survive in Fonty?

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Now there’s an often unconsidered, but life-changing question! For an Asian city mouse like me, adjusting to Fonty’s food situation was initially disastrous. I’m used to 2AM drive-ins at 24/7 fast food joints, scrumptious hawker fare at rock-bottom prices, and groceries at every corner! Fonty initially felt like a wasteland! Groceries closed at 7:30PM and …

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How to Settle into Fonty

I came to Fonty a week before orientation, hoping to buckle down in relative tranquility before classes began. And hoo boy, have I been settling in. I’ve been to a party, group dinner or celebration every other night – often after a day fraught with campus activities and can’t-miss chores. (Mobile plans, home internet, bank …

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