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Onwards and Upwards

And like a flash, we are done with P1, i.e. our first academic period, i.e. one of the most intense two-month periods of my life. Highlights from this (very short) timespan include: a million and a half group meetings and… Continue Reading →

3 things to bring to INSEAD

The first five weeks at INSEAD have flown by so fast that I feel I need an Alcubierre drive to keep up. The Alcubierre drive was something I didn’t even know existed before I talked with my classmate from NASA. In… Continue Reading →

The First 30 Days…A Reflection!

So wow. How do I begin to describe the last (and my first) month at INSEAD?   Let me begin by telling you it’s doesn’t feel like a month – I’d say a solid three-four at least. The time dilation… Continue Reading →

PLDP Purposeful Leadership Depends on Peers

INSEAD has just introduced a Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) to their curriculum. The decision was made after collecting feedback from employers and I must admit, a convincing argument in choosing this Business School. The kick-off took place a couple… Continue Reading →

Definitely not the wrong room – Welcome class of 18J

Week 1 of our INSEAD journey is in the books, class of July 2018 is officially in session and I am already struggling to synthesize my thoughts, impressions and emotions. I could go on for many paragraphs, from the inspiring… Continue Reading →

The Business Foundations Programme – Quant Demystified!

  As a liberal arts major, I’ve always lived with a massive phobia of numbers. But business is all about numbers – if you can’t understand them, you literally can’t manage a firm. And more pressingly, with the influx of… Continue Reading →

May 2017: Time to Transform… Into Oneself

May means end of P2 – buhbye internship stress! May means P3 for December class – electives! May means beginning of transformation – into oneself! At least for me, the first two periods were huge discoveries – discoveries of what… Continue Reading →

March 2017: The Syndrome of Mediocrity

March starts with exams of Period 1. March proceeds with Period 2: buzzes of internship in a hectic 7-week period. March concludes with the intensity of internship interviews… and the release of P1 grades. I have to say, just to… Continue Reading →

February 2017: Ask, Don’t Beg. Give, Don’t Take. Love, and be Loved.

February. Love is always in the air. Or at least, that’s what I thought. Entering the second part of the first period of the INSEAD experience, for some reason things begin to wear me out. The lessons are all around,… 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 →

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