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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 →

How to not plan for INSEAD

Fairly early at INSEAD, I realised that B-school is like entering a secret place – Gondolin of sorts – that presents a world of choices and leaves it to the taker to choose what they will. But of course, we… Continue Reading →

P1 Rundown

Immediately after getting accepted, whatsapp / telegram groups for the class of July 2019 (19J) were up and holy guacamole: the group has been buzzing! I had been relishing my pre-INSEAD experience and decided that our start at INSEAD has… Continue Reading →

Notes and Lessons Learnt from the Wharton Exchange

As I write this up on a Cathay Airlines flight to Hong Kong, two days into P5 and catching up with all my colleagues on all of the typical jet-setting INSEAD shenanigans and stories, I think of how much I… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Experience – A New Angle on Diversity

I started out my career as a Telecommunications Engineer, resulting in a pre-INSEAD career that culminated in me having worked on 3 continents in over 20 countries. I came into the MBA program with what I thought was a thorough… Continue Reading →

When Clarity Tastes Like Water

Two months have never flown by faster. INSEAD is many things to different people, but I doubt many who have gone through this process would disagree that one word truly captures it all: Intense. I thought I knew what that… Continue Reading →

What Are The Top Five Best Decisions You Ever Made?

The decisions I describe here changed my life and defined who I am today. Let me tell you how it all happened. 1. GOING FOR MY CHILDHOOD DREAM. At the age of 10, I knew exactly what I want to… Continue Reading →

Work-life Balance 101

Only 2 weeks to go! As I am sitting to write this post I am only 10 days away from my very first INSEAD break, between P1 and P2. But before I dive deep into my classroom notes and exercise… Continue Reading →

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