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MBA student’s digital Top 10

The INSEAD MBA is known for its intensity. It’s a year full of adventures and challenges on every level. Even in the digital world, students lead a very active lifestyle. Everyone has their own style of communication and singular behavior,… Continue Reading →

The not-so-secret sauce for success

Time at INSEAD travels on its own continuum – moving with immense slowness through a Friday 5pm class yet flashing through a P1 break. As we celebrated the last of our period one exams four days ago, I was filled… Continue Reading →

P1: Lessons Learned

I’m Alex, an American MBA student here at INSEAD’s Singapore campus. It’s been a wild ride since starting INSEAD, especially considering that only three months ago I was working at my nonprofit job. Since I’m learning this whole profit thing… Continue Reading →

Success is Mutual

I’m an incoming 19D based in Fontainebleau. I previously worked at Deloitte, and before that I spent several years in Africa building maternity wards for unwed teenagers with my bare hands. In my spare time I’m an astronaut, and I… Continue Reading →

The Greatest Lesson I Learnt From My Mother: Never Give Up

On this very special day, which celebrates women’s achievements worldwide, I would like to dedicate this article to women’s power and determination. I had a very strong role model growing up, my mother, who has always empowered me and shaped… Continue Reading →

Your OWN INSEAD life

Three periods have passed already, half the program duration! I still remember the first week with all the welcoming activities as if it happened last month, and all the fun we had in the sun during breaks in the first… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 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 →

Similarities between INSEAD and a Startup Environment

If you ask any INSEAD student what he or she is missing most, the answer is most likely going to be “more time”. Way before I stepped on campus, I heard about the extreme intensity of the program and how… Continue Reading →

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