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Fairytales are for real!

I was scrubbing dishes late into the night. It had been a tiring day like any other. Wiping the perspiration from my forehead I egged on. My mind kept racing back to what had been the talk of the town. Every one… Continue Reading →

Ode to Humanity – From the World with Love

I’m in Singapore for my last few weeks at INSEAD. I’m not over there, not on the ground. I can’t feel the emotion and local vibe. But it must be palpable. In this precise moment, I miss the outdoor patios… Continue Reading →

We are never alone

A very pleasant call Months ago, riding my bicycle down through Av. Faria Lima in São Paulo, I received a call from INSEAD. That was the yes-you’ve-been-approved call I’d been anxiously waiting for. Applying for a top business school is definitely… Continue Reading →

We only have what we give – about the non-for-profit route to business school

INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the eighth article… Continue Reading →

Half Way Takeaways

Half Way Takeaways For the first term (P1) at INSEAD, I came in with an open mind but didn’t prepare too much. Go with the flow, I said to myself, and do whatever they want you to do. P1 was… Continue Reading →

How taking the road less travelled made all the difference – the consultant with a twist at INSEAD

INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the seventh article… Continue Reading →

Metamorphosis Underway

After almost 3 months of job hunting, course cramming, and networking-like-my-life depends on it (it does!), I see green shoots to a more structured mind, a broader hustling network, and a business gun-belt filled with powerful weapons. Now, I just… Continue Reading →

Me, myself and I…discovering identity at INSEAD – part 1

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle Less than 100 days left of INSEAD. Reality is kicking in. Recruiters are milling all over campus. Suits and ties, groomed hair and go-getter heels have replaced the relaxed student attire of… Continue Reading →

Black Hawk Down: a soldier’s journey from the frontline to INSEAD

INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the sixth article… Continue Reading →

Knowing me, knowing you; overcoming perception bias at INSEAD

Arriving in Singapore for the third period of my ten months at INSEAD. New country, new city, new house, new campus, 150 new classmates. Wow. Having experienced this chaos already in our first period back in September, this time it ought… Continue Reading →

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