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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 →

2013~The best year of my life… so far.

“The best year of your life”, has long been associated with INSEAD’s one year MBA program. Having experienced the year myself, calling it “the best year” is simply an understatement for a lack of a better word. Never have I… Continue Reading →

Life After INSEAD

So here it is: my first entry as an alumnus almost half a year later. Believe it or not, I started writing this blog back in October straight from INSEAD’s newly renovated bar in Fonty while I waited for my… Continue Reading →

The value of the INSEAD network and how to leverage it effectively

This week marks the return to classes on a different campus (Fontainebleau), as well as the end of a really exciting summer both on the professional and personal level. I spent the last 8 weeks in Manila working to start… Continue Reading →

End of an Era

I can’t believe the year is over. My fellow batch mates are graduating with a mix of gratitude, sorrow, excitement, perhaps trepidation. Emotions are even more palpable than during my local college grad… whereas then people landed local jobs and… Continue Reading →

Building a Community in Silicon Valley

  I am sitting at San Francicso International Airport trying to fully absorb the last week. ‘Building a Business in Silicon Valley’ (BBSV) is one of the business treks offered by INSEAD and I was just curious to see what… Continue Reading →

P5: Into The Great Wide Open

“Into the great wide open” ~ Tom Petty Imagine the world as a globe with red dots representing each INSEAD MBA ‘12J student. These red dots were scattered all over this globe. All of a sudden, hooks jet out from… Continue Reading →

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