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The not-so-secret sauce for success

Time at INSEAD travels on its own continuum – moving with immense slowness through a Friday 5pm class yet flashing through a P1 break. As we celebrated the last of our period one exams four days ago, I was filled… Continue Reading →

My Top Asian Destinations

Surely one place you will get to know well while in Singapore is Changi International Airport. Honestly, I’ve never thought I would be excited about an airport. But Changi is different – it will be greeting you almost every Sunday… Continue Reading →

P1 with a Poet: 5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive!)

I am a minority at INSEAD. Coming in, I had never taken a business or quantitative degree – ever! Even though I had already braced myself for a challenge when I decided to apply, I still found myself initially overwhelmed… Continue Reading →

How I Scored 700+ on GMAT and Why I Only Applied to INSEAD

  Photo of the magical Chateau de Fontainebleau But first, let me introduce myself and my background (since this my first blog). Kumusta kaibigan? ça va mon amie? I’m Drew Copuyoc. I was born in the Philippines. Unlike a lot of my… 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 →

Last Tango in Singapore

  I’ve always felt that the vibe at INSEAD is like a rapidly growing, brilliant startup. That it’s one year, that it’s unattached to a larger university, that there are three campuses and expanding into America, that the operations feel… Continue Reading →

Notes and Lessons Learnt from the Wharton Exchange

As I write this up on a Cathay Airlines flight to Hong Kong, two days into P5 and catching up with all my colleagues on all of the typical jet-setting INSEAD shenanigans and stories, I think of how much I… Continue Reading →

INSEAD is a Team Sport

What a start! Period 1: the balancing act! Whooiii what a first period it has been! Even though I have been at other learning institutions, this is the first time I feel as if my horizons have truly been opened…. Continue Reading →

INSEAD MBA — At some time you’d like to compose a poem for it

It’s half past midnight. I have just come home from school after a long walk through a foresty neighborhood. Suddenly I felt this tenderness flying around in the air. As this mystical wind blew, I decided to pause my individual… Continue Reading →

Making My Way to INSEAD

Hey there! I feel it will be a good idea to briefly introduce myself before I start my blog. My name is Sona, an Indian living in a small country on the coasts of Persian Gulf, Qatar for past 4… Continue Reading →

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