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I am from Guilin, a city in Southern China famous for its limestone karst hills. In my childhood, I wondered what was beyond the town’s scenic view. My father is a worker at China Railway, and most of my friends… Continue Reading →

Why I Pursued an MBA with INSEAD

Dear Readers, Nice to meet you all. I am one of the INSEAD student bloggers from class of 2019 December, and will begin in Jan’ 2019. Here is my first blog on “The INSEAD MBA Experience” which explains some of… Continue Reading →

The Finale

I found him sitting down on small stairs on the rooftop part of the building, looking at the city night view. Beer can on his hand. It will be dawn in several hours, the time when the sky should be… Continue Reading →

Only dead fish swim with the current

Today, I go off the beaten track to share something that has left a huge impression on me personally. This happened a few weeks back at The Global Luxury Forum, an annual event organised by RCLG (Retail, Consumer and Luxury… Continue Reading →

A Kinder, Gentler Admissions Process

  Greetings, Readers!  I’ve volunteered to be one of the INSEAD 19D student bloggers, so let me take a moment to introduce myself.  I’m Nadine, a former diplomat and career public servant, probably not your typical MBA candidate.  I’m American… Continue Reading →

A Desk to Stand On

“I loved my time at INSEAD. Not only because of the amazing people I met and the life-changing experience, but also because it gave me the occasion to think about the professional I wanted to be”. My first interviewer during… Continue Reading →

INSEAD Admit Stories

I wanted to pass along a few contributions from successful applicants who were not my clients, but part of my INSEAD thread on GMAT Club. I think you will find at least one or two things helpful! Successful Applicant 1… Continue Reading →

Power of a Foreign Language

There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Popular comedian Trevor Noah recites funny stories in his book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”… Continue Reading →

My story with the F word

It started way before I jumped on that plane to Singapore… It probably started when I was 5 or 6… My parents were divorced, I lived with my mother. She was a dentist, working 7-11am in the public hospital and… Continue Reading →

Breakfast and Career Choices

Dear All, I love observing people. Often, I am looking for inspiration: How are others doing things? Is there anything I can learn from them? Especially in new settings, foreign countries or when I am with people I think highly… Continue Reading →

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