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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… Continue Reading →

Why not INSEAD!

It was sometime around July 2015 when I once again decided to apply for MBA courses after a gap of almost 3 years. I had tried applying to a few schools in 2012 but it didn’t really work out because… Continue Reading →

Three first findings on the MBA journey

As an MBA blog fanatic and long time reader of blogs, writing this post is a momentous occasion. Since I started my MBA journey, I have moved from applicant to candidate to student, and now two months into the program,… Continue Reading →

The world famous DASH!

Out of all of the INSEAD slang words, “DASH” was one of the terms I learnt way before I even applied. A friend who was studying at INSEAD was telling me about all these amazing things that were happening at… Continue Reading →

Splash Project: building a new MBA community

So here we are during the Welcome Week, trying to process an overwhelming amount of information and discovering our new classmates who all tend to have unsuspected backgrounds, nationalities and hobbies. 75 different nationalities are represented this year in our… Continue Reading →

Leading up to the Start of Your MBA

Tick Tock… the clock was counting down and I was racing to finish packing my suitcases while also spending quality time with friends and family in Toronto, Canada before my flight to Singapore. I was scheduled to arrive in Singapore… Continue Reading →

Bruised, battered, happy

It’s official. A month has passed in what seems like a second. How am I doing? Well, definitely bruised and battered—my sleep debt has quadrupled, my blood pressure went up thanks to mid-terms, my liver is starting to protest, and… Continue Reading →

Location, Location, Location: Flat-hunting in Singapore

So you’ve submitted your application, written your essays, and then a few weeks later, find out that you have been accepted into INSEAD. You’re still basking in the glory when you realize that the programme is gonna start in a… Continue Reading →

Knowing me, knowing you; overcoming perception bias at INSEAD

Arriving in Singapore for the third period of my ten months at INSEAD. New country, new city, new house, new campus, 150 new classmates. Wow. Having experienced this chaos already in our first period back in September, this time it ought… Continue Reading →

A quick introduction – why MBA, why INSEAD

Hello everyone, My name is Olga, I am originally from Moscow, Russia, but I spent substantial part of my childhood in Italy and travelled all around the world, so I do have some insight into different cultures, which I hope will… Continue Reading →

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