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Is your Significant Other thinking of attending INSEAD?

MBA programs, or B-schools, have negative connotations when it comes to maintaining personal relationships. However this is rarely the case, and most of the time it is quite the opposite. The potentials of personal and professional rewards as a Partner… Continue Reading →


By Naz Mirza, partner of Rashad Mirzayev, INSEAD MBA’14D Pamela Druckerman, Gina Ford and Lucy Atkins are just some of the major names that have somehow shaped the minds of so many parents all around the world: from Azerbaijan to… Continue Reading →

Preparing for Separation

Klanti amar khama koro prabhu Pathe jodi pichiye pori kobhu — Rabindranath Tagore If I ever fall behind on the path If I ever get tired, forgive me Lord — Rabindranath Tagore I’m sitting in my small room looking over… Continue Reading →

An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

I opened my groggy protesting eyes slowly. The Mac on the bedside table demanded attention—my application essays for INSEAD had all of 3 lines written so far! Ringing a bell for a morning Milo, I stretched to get my laptop…. Continue Reading →

The beginning – for a partner.

A week hasn’t even passed yet, and it already feels like a month. Settling down. The house. The meetings to attend. New people. Knowing where you can buy stuff. Not too sure what to do, but at the same time… Continue Reading →

Life at INSEAD – videos by an MBA partner

I recently joined the INSEAD community (as a partner), in the last few months leading to graduation of the December 2013 promotion. Having previously worked in public relations and having a passion for producing short videos, it wasn’t long before… Continue Reading →

Start of P1 – Blink! And The World around us changed…

As we finished our holiday in South of France and Croatia (both highly recommended btw!), we were greeted by a strange bittersweet sensation. On one hand there was the excitement leading to the orientation week and on the other hand,… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Journey – Preparation and Anticipation!

I was sitting with Adya at our favorite restaurant in New Delhi when her phone rang with a ‘+33’ ISD number. “Congratulations!! You have been accepted to the INSEAD 14J batch in Fontainebleau” said the voice at the other end…. Continue Reading →

On Iteration: Part II

The other thing that I am realising about iteration (see previous) is that it can be quite tedious.  Or, at least it looks that way on the surface.  We are trying to crack this nut of how we can get… Continue Reading →

Life in Fontainebleau – A Partner’s Perspective

“What do you do with all your spare time?” This is perhaps the one question that I have been asked the most in the past 2 months, by both family and friends back home in Australia as well as by… Continue Reading →

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