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The Italian Train

Here at INSEAD, everybody knows from day one the “Swiss Train” policy. That is, every class or event starts and finishes strictly on time, with no exceptions. Arriving late results in not being admitted to the lecture. But life at… Continue Reading →

The not-so-secret sauce for success

Time at INSEAD travels on its own continuum – moving with immense slowness through a Friday 5pm class yet flashing through a P1 break. As we celebrated the last of our period one exams four days ago, I was filled… Continue Reading →

A Dynamic INSEAD

As my INSEAD journey continues, I have recognised that I really like how dynamic the classes are. At school, we learn from a variety of activities – not only the lectures or methodology, but how to apply them in teams… Continue Reading →

Success is Mutual

I’m an incoming 19D based in Fontainebleau. I previously worked at Deloitte, and before that I spent several years in Africa building maternity wards for unwed teenagers with my bare hands. In my spare time I’m an astronaut, and I… Continue Reading →

The beauty of INSEAD Friendships!

When I came to INSEAD, I had a notion that given the short time span of 10 months and the pace of things here, it would be almost impossible to establish any kind of bonds or friendships here. 4 months… Continue Reading →

Splash For Good

The INSEAD MBA Journey started only a month ago. Even though the MBA Programme was loaded with energy and passion, we need to take a step back and reflect. The first lesson we learnt at INSEAD was not Finance, was not… Continue Reading →

The 19D’s INSEAD Journey: Officially Starts !

  Starting from this week, our INSEAD Class of 2019 December is officially in session. We can finally meet the peers of our class, our study group members, our Career Development Coaches, our Deans and faculty, and our Personal Leadership… Continue Reading →

The Things We Do for Love

A few days ago, one of my friends from Paris called me frantically out of the blue. She and her boyfriend had been in a successful long-distance relationship for several years, and now he was finally moving to France! He… Continue Reading →

INSEAD – A Home Away From Home

They say, “Wherever you go, it becomes a part of you somehow”. And it couldn’t be truer for INSEAD, the business school for the world.   The first 3 months at INSEAD have been about embracing and getting exposed to… Continue Reading →

The Power of Color

Diversity, whether cultural, geographic or inter-generational is a fluid concept. For some people it remains a cost, for others, it is what makes life truly vibrant. Being African is unique in the misconceptions and to some degree mystery that a… Continue Reading →

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