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Motherhood and INSEAD; how to manage it all ?

The picture you see above is of my son and me. Aren’t we adorable together ? Last week we had an official welcome reception by INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov. All this is indeed real. The Dean said a few words… Continue Reading →

18D: And So It Begins…

Bonjour cher lecteur, Welcome to my INSEAD Blog! I aspired to come here for five years, and now that I am here – I think it is only right to share my experience with others, especially people trying to decide… Continue Reading →

Re-Writing My Story

I first learnt about INSEAD when I was doing my research for MBA programs back in 2011 while working at Unilever Pakistan. As someone who has lived in 8 cities across 4 countries in the span of my lifetime the… 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 →

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 →

Leading, and Not Lagging, at the INSEAD Women in Business Conference

Many subjects were discussed at the second annual INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) conference, from diversity and gender balance to retention and engagement in the workplace.   Ilian Mihov, INSEAD’s Dean, opened the conference. He spoke on INSEAD’s efforts to… 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 →

Tell me your story, Jacqueline

The INSEAD Women in Business Club have launched a « Tell your story » initiative across both the Singapore and Fontainebleau campuses that aims to present the current INSEAD MBA female students’ inspirational life-stories.  This is the story of Jacqueline Lopes, MBA… Continue Reading →

Your MBA starts long before you set foot on campus

I don’t see INSEAD’s MBA as a one-year programme. The real MBA journey starts long before you set foot on campus. In my case, the period before arriving in Singapore was a transformative one. The application process initiated the change,… Continue Reading →

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