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INSEAD Admit Stories

I wanted to pass along a few contributions from successful applicants who were not my clients, but part of my INSEAD thread on GMAT Club. I think you will find at least one or two things helpful! Successful Applicant 1… Continue Reading →

Power of a Foreign Language

There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Popular comedian Trevor Noah recites funny stories in his book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”… Continue Reading →

The No. 1 step you MUST take before launching your portfolio career.

Unlike other career moves, a portfolio career shift – especially a drastic one where you leave your corporate job altogether and launch into new, unrelated areas of work  – takes a lot of introspection. If you’ve made the leap, you… Continue Reading →

Mattering

This morning when starting my computer, the desktop paper read, “Because people matter”. It made me think who matters to me? And, who do I matter to? I thought about how it has become important to me to matter in… Continue Reading →

The Most Valuable Thing I Learned At INSEAD Business School

In one word, it is definitely COURAGE. It’s not really something you learn in a classroom, but rather acquire during the life-transforming year at INSEAD. To me, COURAGE translates into the ability to challenge conventions, try new things and most… Continue Reading →

6 Surefire Ways to Know if a Portfolio Career is Right for You

When I started this blog, I received lots of questions about what a portfolio career actually is. As I define it, a portfolio career is a professional and lifestyle choice where you integrate the activities that motivate you, give you… Continue Reading →

Men-ority report: INSEAD’s Women in Business Conference

INSEAD is a place packed with opportunities to learn. Every week, there are presentations, panels and workshops organized by the different Clubs and the Career Development Center. You can immerse yourself in different topics and industries, gaining insight and experience… Continue Reading →

What Should I Do If I Want An MBA?

Here is the game-plan to get an MBA and some key points that you might want to consider. I will not go into philosophical questions here, assuming that you gave this idea a good amount of thinking, made your decision… Continue Reading →

Shape Your Future with Impakter

I have always had a keen interest in social impact, even at a young age. In high school, the club I was highly active in was called Global Concerns. Global Concerns was focused on making a social impact by primarily… Continue Reading →

What Are The Top Five Best Decisions You Ever Made?

The decisions I describe here changed my life and defined who I am today. Let me tell you how it all happened. 1. GOING FOR MY CHILDHOOD DREAM. At the age of 10, I knew exactly what I want to… Continue Reading →

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