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A Sketch of My INSEAD Life

If someone gives me a blank piece of paper, and asks, “Hey Ariel, could you give me a quick sketch of your INSEAD life in the last four months?”, I will highlight my five favorite things to compose the sketch…. Continue Reading →

INSEAD: Taking Stock

After months of anticipation, planning and attending CDC webinars, the batch of ’18D finally embarked on a journey that promises to mark a significant milestone in each of our lives. The weather hasn’t been particularly kind (We envy you guys… Continue Reading →

18D: And So It Begins…

Bonjour cher lecteur, Welcome to my INSEAD Blog! I aspired to come here for five years, and now that I am here – I think it is only right to share my experience with others, especially people trying to decide… Continue Reading →

December break reflections and the Sehnsucht for P1/P2

When you are in the process of learning a new language, some words you encounter actually define a concept or pinpoint feelings very specific to a certain culture or lived experience. The German word Sehnsucht is to me one of… Continue Reading →

We parted ways

P2 has ended and after a week of gallivanting across cold and foggy Belgium during this winter break, I am back home in my small town Germany downtown apartment. One of the best investments I had made since I moved… Continue Reading →

Climbing Another Himalaya

It’s been 3 days since I moved to Fontainebleau. As someone who grew up in a tropical country all my life, winter is something new to me. Even though here in Fontainebleau the temperature hasn’t reached below zero (today the… Continue Reading →

Intensive Languages and Campus Sneak Preview’

We are some of the first ’18Ds on campus this year, starting our intensive language course in November, before the official start in January. It has been a whirlwind of activity since landing at Charles de Gaulle, getting a €120… Continue Reading →

Being human: A behavioral guide to the MBA experience

Several weeks ago Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize in Economics for his contributions to behavioral economics”. Fifteen years earlier, Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs, once called the “Beyoncé of behavioral sciences”, won the same prize… Continue Reading →

Fall Musings

In another week’s time, it will be three months since I arrived in the town of Fontainebleau. There’s a bug going around the ’18Js at the moment and I am down with a flu. Which is a good thing because… Continue Reading →

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