• The B-School "Bubble" Effect
    B-schools are particularly well known for their all-consuming, high-pressure, and demanding environment, filled with ambitious young professionals. But is that all it is? What else is there in the B-school bubble?   When I first talked about the B-school bubble, people thought I was alluring to the suggestion that an MBA degree is losing its…
  • My MBA internship with Agastya - one of the largest non-profits in India
    Before coming to INSEAD in January 2017, as I was preparing for a year filled with extraordinary experiences, I made a promise to myself – This is the year to be brave, to think about the long term, and to really attempt to discover myself. With a consulting background and having worked in the US…
  • Love What You Do/Do What You Love
      Let me tell you about George Eddy (summarized from a New York Times Article). Eddy was raised in Orlando, FL by a partly paralyzed American farther and a blind French mother. He was obsessed with all things basketball. That obsession took him to the University of Florida where he repeatedly tried out to play…
  • Happily Divorced at 31!
    Fifteen months ago, on June 7, 2016, I divorced my best friend of 10 years and husband of 2 years. I spent the next two weeks sitting on a seafoam green couch, staring at the half-empty, one-bedroom apartment on Michigan Avenue, and crying. Every morning, I had to remind myself that I was now divorced…
  • Traditionally Speaking
    In 2011, then Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sat opposite Republican Congressman Ron Paul at the Financial Services Committee semi-annual review. At one point, Representative Paul prompted Mr. Bernanke, “The price of gold today is fifteen hundred and eighty dollars...when you wake up in the morning, do you care about the price of gold?” Mr.…
  • Why you should meet INSEAD’s Exit Language requirement as early as possible
    INSEAD’s language policy requires all students to speak at least three languages. In cases in which English is not the native language, these three languages will be: 1 – Your native language 2 – English (called by INSEAD the “entry language”), that can be validated by submitting a TOEFL score of 105 or higher 3…
  • Dignified and affordable housing: People Pods
    The mission of PeoplePods is to provide dignified and affordable housing to low-income workers.   The Southeast Asian economy is booming. However, worsening traffic and the lack of affordable housing in industrial and commercial areas force low-income workers to spend several hours daily commuting to work or living in sub-standard housing. In urban centers, this…
  • PLDP Purposeful Leadership Depends on Peers
    INSEAD has just introduced a Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) to their curriculum. The decision was made after collecting feedback from employers and I must admit, a convincing argument in choosing this Business School. The kick-off took place a couple of days ago, when Professor Derek Deasy made us ask ourselves important questions related to…
  • And Liftoff
    I'm a week into the programme and I already need to catch my breath. What an experience! Inspiring lectures, meetings with high profile alums, trips to Paris, group work, soul searching, and some refreshing beverages in between it all. We are presented with so many thoughts, ideas, questions and opportunities that I am having trouble sifting…
  • Impact and Consulting
    A surprising start I came to INSEAD with the goal of consolidating my skills as a Consultant and at the same time explore new sectors and expand my horizons. So when I saw the job post published by ASTI and Endeavor, a small robotics company located in the city of Burgos (Northern Spain) and an…