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You’re Not the Smartest Kid in Class, Enjoy it.

I remember before coming to INSEAD one of the things I was wondering was “So exactly how smart are my classmates going to be? How will I compare to them? Will I feel like they are all geniuses and they… 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 →

An Integrative Approach to Learning

Do you really learn anything in an MBA? One of my primary motivations for pursuing an MBA was to fill in gaps in my economics background, specifically my limited knowledge of finance and accounting.  As I researched MBA programs and… 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 →

Ask.

The 19Js are going into recruitment season, the 19Ds are preparing for their internships, and the very air on campus is tense but buzzing. I feel this is the right time to write about asking for and offering help –… Continue Reading →

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 →

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