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Beyond INSEAD

Dear All, When I joined consulting in January 2016, I was told to ‘make My own McKinsey.’ Which not only meant that the next months and years to come could be anything I wanted, but also that it was ultimately… Continue Reading →

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 →

Last Tango in Singapore

  I’ve always felt that the vibe at INSEAD is like a rapidly growing, brilliant startup. That it’s one year, that it’s unattached to a larger university, that there are three campuses and expanding into America, that the operations feel… Continue Reading →

And 10 years later, not too young anymore

Flashback, 13 June 2008, Singapore I timidly entered the INSEAD Singapore campus at the Ayer Rajah Avenue and attended a class discussion by Prof. Horacio Falcao, as a part of the MBA In-House Event. It was my first experience of… Continue Reading →

In Transit

  Its 3:30 pm and I am sitting in the swish and swanky Terminal 3 of the New Delhi International Airport. The contrast is rather stark with the outside sky which remains as smoky, dusty and dull grey as I… Continue Reading →

Therapy: A 2-for-1 Deal

I begged and begged to not have to go to therapy. But my Class Dean at Babson College wouldn’t have it. By the third year, she knew me as an ambitious, high-performing student who was determined to graduate a year… Continue Reading →

Now I know

Before coming to INSEAD, I met with a lot of alumni through coffee chats and social events. What always struck me was the aura of quiet confidence which they held. Strong luminous eyes and welcoming smiles. And I always wondered,… Continue Reading →

In Search of Home

As a girl of Indian descent growing up in Chicago, I was taught to regularly seek blessings from elders in the family, particularly my paternal grandmother. She would place her hand on my head, and pray that I would be… Continue Reading →

INSEAD: an ocean of opportunities

Visiting my country on the break and having time to talk with several professionals and alumni about future opportunities and challenges in my field was certainly even more exciting to continue my journey at INSEAD. It is unquestionable how many… Continue Reading →

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 →

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