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Tempus Fugit

Already the end of P3, it feels like only yesterday that P1 ended, let alone P2… After an amazing P1 and a stunning break climbing volcanoes in Indonesia for 4 days, I started P2 already tired…. Little did I know… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Weekend at INSEAD: Basque Country

I was reluctant to sign up for another big group trip, as this generally means less independence, and sometimes leads to more confusion. Four months into the 10-month program, I was no longer going on trips with most of my… Continue Reading →

The Masochists Curse

  Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. –Arnold Schwarzenegger Masochism, in general terms, refers to the enjoyment of an activity that appears to be painful or tedious. In this context enjoyment… Continue Reading →

A Diversity of Experiences

On its website, under “Why the INSEAD MBA”, the school lists eight significant qualities that differentiate it from other programs (for the record, all absolutely accurate). The second item on the list states “The Most Diverse MBA” and qualifies that… Continue Reading →

Anti-Social Networking

Your first day at INSEAD is simultaneously similar to and radically different than your first day at any new school. There is a large measure of uncertainty mixed into your general apprehension (or excitement) at the prospect of meeting a… Continue Reading →

What can make or break your MBA experience?

An MBA is often recognized as the bridge that helps you either transition into a new career or give you a boost to achieve your professional goal. Yet, many of us would argue that the personal growth aspect is equally… Continue Reading →

Say yes to diversity

In a time in which everything seems to go against diversity, in which global politics are at heat, and in which countries are closing borders and becoming more and more racist, INSEAD promotes multiculturalism and diversity. This video was shot in… Continue Reading →

Maximizing Conflict & Shareholder Value: a P2 story

I nearly resisted the urge to share the P2 experience through stanza and verse, but only nearly. The group, the organization, the unit, the core The Goal (make money?), the achievement – much more. We set off on P2, a… Continue Reading →

Sufi Poet at INSEAD

We were born in the same townhouse in Chicago, but we never got along as children. My cousin was 9 months older and was always taller, fairer, and prettier. She was popular everywhere she went. As a young adult, I… Continue Reading →

March 2017: The Syndrome of Mediocrity

March starts with exams of Period 1. March proceeds with Period 2: buzzes of internship in a hectic 7-week period. March concludes with the intensity of internship interviews… and the release of P1 grades. I have to say, just to… Continue Reading →

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