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How to Make Friends with Culture

Many people say that getting along with Culture is an art, as with all relationships. But the optimist in me would like to think that what we call “art”, like magic, is just science waiting to be understood, and technology… Continue Reading →

Business Foundations Program and Getting to Know Singapore

Dear All, I joined the Business Foundation Program in December 2018, prior the beginning of the school in January 2019. This program is designed for those who haven’t worked or for those whom are not yet familiar with Finance and… 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 →

Study-Life Balance at INSEAD Does Exist!!

It would not be too difficult to imagine what kind of year you will have at INSEAD when you only have one year to study, network, find a job, and enjoy student life. Your INSEAD year will be dynamic, fun,… Continue Reading →

Starting INSEAD the intensive way…

Coming from jobs that got us to INSEAD, M&A investment banking for me, I wanted to spend time travelling, meeting family and friends, or just relaxing before all the excitement started. But the exit language is a strict graduation requirement!… Continue Reading →

A Foundation In More Ways Than One

From the decision of doing an MBA, to sitting for the GMAT, and staring longingly at your mobile phone to see if I would get the admissions call, it has been quite a journey to get here. With the official… Continue Reading →

Goodbye INSEAD or: Do not focus on academics – trust me.

My active period at INSEAD is over. After an amazing graduation last week, it is time to pack up my things, take a “one last time” tour through Fontainebleau and then jump into the car and drive back into the… Continue Reading →

How I chose my electives at INSEAD (and how you can choose yours!)

The first time I saw the electives list for P3, my thought was “I wish I could do all of them”.   INSEAD’s curriculum is divided in two main pieces: the core courses, which lay the foundations of your knowledge… Continue Reading →

Winterlong

And just like that, P3 draws to an end, ushering the way to P4. P3 started with major changes in the student body: 17Ds were now gone, replaced by super enthusiastic 18Ds, and the 18J population churned as well –… Continue Reading →

The key academic differences between the first two periods at INSEAD

My first two periods at INSEAD are over. After tons of study group work, final exams and hours of classes, it’s time to share with you the key differences between these two periods, especially on the academic front. As INSEAD’s… Continue Reading →

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