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Being number 1 isn’t everything

A Singaporean tax official, a Latvian urban planner and an American journalist pile into a car at 6 A.M. by the carousel in Fontainebleau. It’s not the beginning of a joke. It’s the start of a case competition. Last week,… Continue Reading →

The 6 most famous catchphrases on campus

Since my 1st blog was a bit serious, I wanted to keep my 2nd blog a lighter read. Again, I promise to make this short but entertaining. Growing up as a 90s kid, I loved watching sitcoms. And until today,… Continue Reading →

What sets INSEADERs apart?

Prior to joining the MBA program, I have always been amazed by the pride that INSEADERs have and the strong bond that they share with one another. Five months into the program, I got to discover what sets INSEADERs apart… Continue Reading →

Ask.

The 19Js are going into recruitment season, the 19Ds are preparing for their internships, and the very air on campus is tense but buzzing. I feel this is the right time to write about asking for and offering help –… Continue Reading →

You are an authentic Singaporean when…

For most of us at INSEAD, the MBA experience is also about moving to a completely different geography, and adjusting to a new culture. It was no different for me when I first arrived in Singapore a month and a… Continue Reading →

Time, ROI and Serendipity

As Linkin Park used to say, time is indeed a valuable thing, and its opportunity cost is incredibly high it at INSEAD: for each activity that you are choosing, there are three or four valid alternatives that you are implicitly… Continue Reading →

A Glimpse into Indonesia’s Digital Revolution

I had the privilege of visiting some of Indonesia’s most exciting tech firms over the weekend of 1-2 Feb during the Jakarta Trek organised by the INSEAD Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Club. While I had often heard about Southeast… Continue Reading →

The beauty of INSEAD Friendships!

When I came to INSEAD, I had a notion that given the short time span of 10 months and the pace of things here, it would be almost impossible to establish any kind of bonds or friendships here. 4 months… Continue Reading →

Time Management in the life of an INSEADer

It’s been one month since INSEAD started and I am finally beginning to feel the heat. The first month was pretty chilled out – welcome week, welcome party, dean’s party, buddy dinner, section dinner, nationality dinner, broke dinner, fancy dinner, fancy… Continue Reading →

Halfway through the World – P3 in Abu Dhabi

Today is Sunday, February 3rd. It’s the first work day in February in Abu Dhabi. The official first work day of our second half of the INSEAD MBA program. The 40+ of us in Abu Dhabi just spent the entire 8… Continue Reading →

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