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Time, ROI and Serendipity

As Linkin Park used to say, time is indeed a valuable thing, and its opportunity cost is incredibly high it at INSEAD: for each activity that you are choosing, there are three or four valid alternatives that you are implicitly… 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 →

Splash For Good

The INSEAD MBA Journey started only a month ago. Even though the MBA Programme was loaded with energy and passion, we need to take a step back and reflect. The first lesson we learnt at INSEAD was not Finance, was not… 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 →

My journey towards INSEAD

I’ve toyed with the idea of doing an MBA for the better part of my career, and the reasons for doing one had changed over the years. I came from an untraditional background of mathematical sciences (with a double major… Continue Reading →

About a Yellow Submarine

What is it like to meet 300 hundred people in a week? At the end of the Welcome week here at INSEAD I could not help but stop for a second to reflect on the prior seven days. So many… Continue Reading →

A Series of Fortunate Decisions

A songwriter, a real estate investor, and a world traveler. A middle child, a husband and a dad. Bungee jumped from 100 meters high, scuba dived 40 meters deep, camped, hiked, climbed, rafted and kayaked. Been on a sinking ship,… Continue Reading →

Welcome Home

I’m sitting on a plane heading for my first week at INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus, trying to decide whether to watch Skyscraper featuring Dwayne The Rock Johnson or to overdose on Ambien until I hallucinate about sky cats who want to… Continue Reading →

My Journey Into An MBA

  Indian engineers doing an MBA is such a common phenomenon that nowadays people are surprised if an engineer says that he/she wants to continue working in the technical field throughout his/her life. Continuing this tradition, I had decided to… Continue Reading →

How I Scored 700+ on GMAT and Why I Only Applied to INSEAD

  Photo of the magical Chateau de Fontainebleau But first, let me introduce myself and my background (since this my first blog). Kumusta kaibigan? ça va mon amie? I’m Drew Copuyoc. I was born in the Philippines. Unlike a lot of my… Continue Reading →

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