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Start of a New Journey!

Hello Everyone, My name is Shruti and I’m really excited to write my first post. I’m an Indian based out of Singapore and I have been working as a Design Entrepreneur for the past two years. During my education, I… Continue Reading →

Homeland Russia

Dear All, I feel enchanted, overwhelmed and incredibly happy! Everything I saw and experienced in the last weeks was so unusual that I decided to dedicate an entire blog entry to it. The promised homage to Zurich will have to… Continue Reading →

How did P3 pass by so quickly? Where did all that time go?

A few months ago, I stood before a roomful of my classmates to tell my story. I talked about growing up in Nigeria, influences that shaped my choices, and what I hoped to achieve. Preparing the talk was difficult, but… Continue Reading →

In Transit

  Its 3:30 pm and I am sitting in the swish and swanky Terminal 3 of the New Delhi International Airport. The contrast is rather stark with the outside sky which remains as smoky, dusty and dull grey as I… Continue Reading →

Goodbye INSEAD or: Do not focus on academics – trust me.

My active period at INSEAD is over. After an amazing graduation last week, it is time to pack up my things, take a “one last time” tour through Fontainebleau and then jump into the car and drive back into the… Continue Reading →

Singapore Sadness

Dear All, I am homesick! Period 3 has ended, and I left Singapore a couple of weeks ago. I miss it. I miss the humid heat and the warm rain, I miss the spicy food and the juicy fruits, I… Continue Reading →

Period 3: Pivoting

I’ve just finished the last final of my core courses.  One of my classmates said something that stuck with me as we were about to start the test:  “This is probably the last test in our lives that we’ll ever… Continue Reading →

Hello & Goodbye, S-curve, and the Summer Break

I checked the front page of my exam sheets again. Yup, I had filled in my exam number. No need to recheck the answers though; I know that I don’t know what I don’t know, and it’s useless to spend… Continue Reading →

8 Most Valuable Lessons From My INSEAD Year

  1.Sunk cost is sunk. Get over it. We have come a long way and there will always be some unwanted and costly baggage we drag along with us. It’s painful to admit that they are actually unwanted. It’s even… Continue Reading →

Therapy: A 2-for-1 Deal

I begged and begged to not have to go to therapy. But my Class Dean at Babson College wouldn’t have it. By the third year, she knew me as an ambitious, high-performing student who was determined to graduate a year… Continue Reading →

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