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Traditionally Speaking

In 2011, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sat opposite Republican Congressman Ron Paul at the Financial Services Committee semi-annual review. At one point, Representative Paul prompted Mr. Bernanke, “The price of gold today is fifteen hundred and eighty dollars…when… Continue Reading →

Come to INSEAD to promote Business as a Force for Good

  When I first thought of doing an MBA, one of the first people I spoke to was a friend from the class of ’15D at INSEAD. She was so excited that I had decided to pursue an MBA and… Continue Reading →

(Some of) what I learnt at INSEAD

Let’s start with the basics. Academic wise, I learnt quite a lot. I learnt the basics of finance, accounting, macro and micro-economics, marketing and entrepreneurship. I know better than ever how to value a firm, how to assess a project,… Continue Reading →

The Five Steps to Networking Success

As a graduate of the INSEAD Class of December 2016, I can truly say that your time at INSEAD is transformational. Reflecting back on my year at INSEAD and looking forward, I would agree with many graduates who say that… Continue Reading →

Gender Inequality & How INSEAD Can Help You Fight It

Aside Marie Curie, can you name a female inventor? This question was posed to me back in December 2016, during the INSEAD Women in Business conference at Bloomberg’s offices in Singapore. I was ashamed of myself for not being able… Continue Reading →

Organizing the Latin America MBA Career Fair at INSEAD

During the process of choosing an MBA, networking and the relevance of the school in our after-MBA target region are always taken into account. However, no matter how much research we do, there are always some activities, carried out by… Continue Reading →

6 tips for a successful “FOMO” detox at INSEAD

We’ve learned many colloquialisms since we stepped foot on the INSEAD campus: breakout rooms, Dash, splash, Renaissance, lunch roulette, Fonty. But one word seems to stand out though: FOMO a.k.a. fear of missing out. There’s no cure for it, but here are a… Continue Reading →

Got accepted into a Top B-School? Great, now show me the money! Financing your MBA.

The MBA application process is an arduous yet rewarding journey. The feeling of being accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious institutions is one of joy and excitement. However, for most, this elation is quickly followed with the anxiety… Continue Reading →

Life after INSEAD

Well, it exists 🙂 …and it’s quite great! You keep hearing about “that amazing year at INSEAD” and you can’t help but think that whatever comes right after cannot be as fulfilling, challenging, enriching and fun. Luckily that’s not true…. Continue Reading →

INSEAD & Beyond

And so, it ends. The batch of 13D has graduated.  There are hundreds of posts and memes about how amazing, exhilarating and life-changing INSEAD has been. Even described as Utopia. But now what? How does one adjust to “real” life… Continue Reading →

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