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Reflections: an Aussie perspective on the road to Fontainebleau

It’s been a little over 2 months since I received the +33 call that changed the direction of my life. Whilst there has been a flurry of mixed emotions ranging from excitement and anticipation to apprehension and homesickness, the realization… Continue Reading →

INSEAD : A view from outside in

All of us who decide to invest a considerable amount of time and money to pursue an MBA, first spend a lot of time choosing the best B-school to suit our needs. I did the same. I spoke to more… Continue Reading →

Pre-MBA Dilemmas We Choose to Forget

My wife and I are just a few weeks away from the start of our program in Singapore. We have now recounted more times than we can recall how and why we decided to take the MBA plunge, and each… Continue Reading →

What do a 3,000 mile Atlantic row and an INSEAD MBA have in common?

This is the question I ask myself as, in my last week in my current role as Brand Manager for Diageo-owned Talisker Whisky in Europe, I have the unique experience of managing the start-line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge,… Continue Reading →

Embarking on my MBA Journey

Dear All, In only a few days I will be boarding a plane in Zurich to spend the next 6 months away from home – I am an 18D’ starting in Singapore! The change couldn’t be any bigger. From cold,… Continue Reading →

INSEAD and I go back a long way. Kind of?

I first heard about INSEAD when I interned at Standard Chartered Bank back in 2011. There was a lady who worked on my level from INSEAD ’08. At that time, I had never come across the school before and I… Continue Reading →

The most important lesson I learned at INSEAD

Talking to alumni before starting INSEAD, I was told that this year would be very intense. “The content of a full MBA programme is squeezed into ten months, but the intensity is not limited to the academic level”, they said…. Continue Reading →

Intensive Languages and Campus Sneak Preview’

We are some of the first ’18Ds on campus this year, starting our intensive language course in November, before the official start in January. It has been a whirlwind of activity since landing at Charles de Gaulle, getting a €120… Continue Reading →

Being human: A behavioral guide to the MBA experience

Several weeks ago Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize in Economics for his contributions to behavioral economics”. Fifteen years earlier, Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs, once called the “Beyoncé of behavioral sciences”, won the same prize… Continue Reading →

Demystifying the Language Policy

  Diversity is a word that you’ll hear everywhere at INSEAD. With over 90 different nationalities and almost the same number of languages spoken on Campus, no other business school offers such a multicultural experience. It’s not surprising to see… Continue Reading →

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