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Second impressions and insights

Dear All, Time spent at INSEAD is indeed strange. It passes so quickly and yet it feels like eternity. While I’ve only just got settled here, a wintry Europe is a distant memory for me already. Weeks are passing, they… Continue Reading →

Period 1: A Mid-Point Review

It’s February 1st, a Thursday.  I am roughly halfway through Period 1.  I’m exhausted. I’ve come to learn that my classmates and my propensity for traveling on the weekends means that all the social, sport, and career clubs schedule their… Continue Reading →

Take off!

Dear All, What a start! The program kicked-off two weeks ago and I am still thrilled. On the one hand, it feels like I arrived just yesterday and on the other hand, the amount of experiences I have already had… Continue Reading →

What the Professors Were Reading in 2017

This post is dedicated to our teachers and the knowledge they share. Four months ago when I came to INSEAD to start with the Business Foundation Programme, I did not even know what Time Value of Money is. At the… Continue Reading →

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 →

Motherhood and INSEAD; how to manage it all ?

The picture you see above is of my son and me. Aren’t we adorable together ? Last week we had an official welcome reception by INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov. All this is indeed real. The Dean said a few words… 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 →

I start my journey with INSEAD

From the Point of the ignition to the final drive, The Point of journey is not to arrive. When I decided to do my MBA, with a bit of Google search and a few phone calls, I knew that INSEAD was… Continue Reading →

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