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Why you shouldn’t talk to your friends

Excited, optimistic and slightly naïve I arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to work on my summer project to deliver world class, affordable healthcare. Last 6 months of INSEAD have been a wild rollercoaster, and the two summer months are a… Continue Reading →

WFP in Uganda: Shifting Role From Charity to Private Sector Catalyst

This summer I was lucky to get an opportunity to intern with World Food Programme in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. It was my first time in Sub-Saharan Africa: vaccination, difficult conversation with family and full luggage of ammunition against… Continue Reading →

Come to INSEAD to promote Business as a Force for Good

  When I first thought of doing an MBA, one of the first people I spoke to was a friend from the class of ’15D at INSEAD. She was so excited that I had decided to pursue an MBA and… Continue Reading →

Definitely not the wrong room – Welcome class of 18J

Week 1 of our INSEAD journey is in the books, class of July 2018 is officially in session and I am already struggling to synthesize my thoughts, impressions and emotions. I could go on for many paragraphs, from the inspiring… Continue Reading →

My First Day in Fonty

  I had moved from Paris to Fontainebleau mid-July, yet it took me two whole weeks before my first real day as a Fonty resident. First of all because the moving was quite hectic, as I did five trips between… Continue Reading →

Life Is A Jungle Gym

“It’s a jungle gym, not a ladder… There’s only one way to get to the top of a ladder, but there are many ways to get to the top of a jungle gym.” ― Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In I read… Continue Reading →

The Business Foundations Programme – Quant Demystified!

  As a liberal arts major, I’ve always lived with a massive phobia of numbers. But business is all about numbers – if you can’t understand them, you literally can’t manage a firm. And more pressingly, with the influx of… Continue Reading →

So You Quit Your Job to Live Life as a B-School Partner for the next year… Now What?

After hours of discussions and careful consideration, you’ve quit your job and will join your B-Schooler on a journey. “Do I stay or do I go?”—it’s a question that goes through everyone’s mind when their significant other gets accepted into… Continue Reading →

Fonty ’18J: it’s finally about to begin!

I’m a bit late to the party myself, but it’s been great reading some of the introductory blog posts from my fellow classmates the last few days; I can’t wait to meet you all from tomorrow! It feels surreal to… Continue Reading →

This MBA program might actually be for you!

The first time I ever heard of an MBA program was when I was 13 and my brother was showing me around his University. “There’s the Teacher’s College. And there’s the law school – many top lawyers come out of… Continue Reading →

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