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Leading, and Not Lagging, at the INSEAD Women in Business Conference

Many subjects were discussed at the second annual INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) conference, from diversity and gender balance to retention and engagement in the workplace.   Ilian Mihov, INSEAD’s Dean, opened the conference. He spoke on INSEAD’s efforts to… Continue Reading →

Of Subways, Coconuts and The Fifty Shades of Humanity…

“There was once a man named Klaus. As disciplined and organized as he was, he meticulously planned every single detail of his life to a great level of precision. He planned every day of his life down to its single… Continue Reading →

ChangeNOW and My Summer of Change

As part of the January intake of INSEAD MBA program, I had the opportunity to pursue an 8-week internship over the summer. With my eyes set on spending this time in Europe in all its glory: picking up a local… Continue Reading →

Intensive Languages and Campus Sneak Preview’

We are some of the first ’18Ds on campus this year, starting our intensive language course in November, before the official start in January. It has been a whirlwind of activity since landing at Charles de Gaulle, getting a €120… Continue Reading →

Being human: A behavioral guide to the MBA experience

Several weeks ago Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize in Economics for his contributions to behavioral economics”. Fifteen years earlier, Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs, once called the “Beyoncé of behavioral sciences”, won the same prize… Continue Reading →

Why I went from a BBA to an MBA

There is always a big question mark over pursuing an MBA. Almost every day you’ll hear people asking if an MBA is worth its cost? Worth being outside the workforce for the year? Worth the risk of leaving your secure… Continue Reading →

Be Intentional About the Change We Want To See

I strongly believe that change will not happen with lip service and good intentions. This is exactly why I have taken it upon myself to be a catalyst for change by talking openly about my own actions at work. In… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Triangle and Keeping It Together

“I’ve never worked this hard in my entire life, and I’ve never slept this little either.” My classmate who’s a consultant laughs when I say this. “Consulting is a lot harder than this,” He replied, “INSEAD is like a break… Continue Reading →

Do you know the numbers behind the INSEAD MBA?

Everyone knows INSEAD’s MBA public statistics of 3 campuses, 1000+ students, 33%+ women, 90+ nationalities…etc. But what most students don’t know are the “behind the scenes” numbers that makes the MBA programme tick… For the 2017-2018 academic year, we scheduled:… Continue Reading →

Demystifying the Language Policy

  Diversity is a word that you’ll hear everywhere at INSEAD. With over 90 different nationalities and almost the same number of languages spoken on Campus, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. It’s not surprising to see… Continue Reading →

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