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Thrive—don’t survive—in Group work

One of our first, most salient memories of INSEAD is sitting around a table covered in markers and butcher paper, nervously smiling at groupmates that still qualified as strangers. We were in our very first session for the Personal Leadership… Continue Reading →

Beyond the standard lectures – the value extra presentations bring to the INSEAD experience

That INSEAD is fast-paced, everybody knows. It goes without saying, and probably you’ve heard this from many of us by now. Among the many choices we need to make here, along with lectures, parties and career events, there is an… Continue Reading →

Reaching for the top

Cold. Wet. Drained of energy. My heart pumping fast. My legs giving way. My mind experiencing a brain fog. Feeling the most vulnerable I’ve felt in a very long time. But at the same time, elated, ecstatic, in utter disbelief,… 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 →

Croissants, Coffees & Cover Letters

I’ve decided to change the way I keep account of my time here at INSEAD- I have now transitioned effectively from weeks to days (I did start with months). In the daily rush to make it to classes, finish assignments,… Continue Reading →

What you can expect from INSEAD: an insider’s story

Four months have passed since I first joined INSEAD. The journey has been very productive and transformational and for me, the overwhelming energy (from the students, faculty and guest speakers coming to campus) I felt inside and outside of the… Continue Reading →

More than Oil and Shopping Malls

Before the campus exchange to Abu Dhabi, I had little knowledge about the UAE. The impression was limited to desert, oil, shopping mall, hot summer and religion. Although I sometimes saw my friends showing their excited selfies with the exotic… Continue Reading →

Period 2 highlights and the relevance of objectives

Dear All, It’s been a while since my last update. To be precise just a little less than two months, but a lot has happened since then! Period 2 has come to an end and it’s time to pause, reflect… Continue Reading →

P2: Over in a Flash

  Well, that escalated quickly… It’s the last week of class here in P2 and we have our first finals in 4 days.  Somehow this period managed to fly without I or most of my classmates noticing.  I guess this is what… Continue Reading →

Japan Trip -Discover Authentic Japan

P3/P4 break is one of my best experience in INSEAD so far –  My teammates and I organized a one-week trip to Japan, bringing 40 other students to our beloved country. Though Tokyo and Kyoto are by far the most… Continue Reading →

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