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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 →

INSEAD life is INTENSE

Before I started my MBA journey many people were telling me that INSEAD life is intense and that I will have no other options, but learn to prioritise and say “no” to certain events, travels and parties, because it is… Continue Reading →

Memories from my first period at INSEAD

I am now sitting on the plane from Munich back to Singapore after my extended long weekend between Period one and two. Thanks to the invitation of Microsoft Munich to an assessment center, I could pay a short visit back… Continue Reading →

My Top Asian Destinations

Surely one place you will get to know well while in Singapore is Changi International Airport. Honestly, I’ve never thought I would be excited about an airport. But Changi is different – it will be greeting you almost every Sunday… Continue Reading →

P1 with a Poet: 5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive!)

I am a minority at INSEAD. Coming in, I had never taken a business or quantitative degree – ever! Even though I had already braced myself for a challenge when I decided to apply, I still found myself initially overwhelmed… 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 →

Beyond INSEAD

Dear All, When I joined consulting in January 2016, I was told to ‘make My own McKinsey.’ Which not only meant that the next months and years to come could be anything I wanted, but also that it was ultimately… Continue Reading →

Five Rules of Design That You can Apply in Business Schools

Four months, 12 core courses, a new club (I+D club) and 16 social events have happened since my last post. The experience at INSEAD has been truly amazing, and the learning immense. Amidst all the activities and 200 alpha peers,… Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends with Culture

Many people say that getting along with Culture is an art, as with all relationships. But the optimist in me would like to think that what we call “art”, like magic, is just science waiting to be understood, and technology… Continue Reading →

Business Foundations Program and Getting to Know Singapore

Dear All, I joined the Business Foundation Program in December 2018, prior the beginning of the school in January 2019. This program is designed for those who haven’t worked or for those whom are not yet familiar with Finance and… Continue Reading →

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