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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… Continue Reading →

Business makes the world go around, and I want to go around the world with it.

There is no disaster on this earth which I enjoy experiencing quite like a good old existential crisis. To be forced to examine all the things in life, which up to that point had held meaning for me, inevitably leads to… Continue Reading →

Celebrating 15 years of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance video discusses 15 years of successful collaboration: early days, innovations and future plans for the Alliance. It was in March 2001 that the INSEAD-Wharton MBA Alliance Program was formed. At the time, some 15,147 km away (or… Continue Reading →

Splash Project: building a new MBA community

So here we are during the Welcome Week, trying to process an overwhelming amount of information and discovering our new classmates who all tend to have unsuspected backgrounds, nationalities and hobbies. 75 different nationalities are represented this year in our… Continue Reading →

Me, myself and I…discovering identity at INSEAD – part 1

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle Less than 100 days left of INSEAD. Reality is kicking in. Recruiters are milling all over campus. Suits and ties, groomed hair and go-getter heels have replaced the relaxed student attire of… Continue Reading →

Knowing me, knowing you; overcoming perception bias at INSEAD

Arriving in Singapore for the third period of my ten months at INSEAD. New country, new city, new house, new campus, 150 new classmates. Wow. Having experienced this chaos already in our first period back in September, this time it ought… Continue Reading →

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Living in a French Chateau; or what the hell is an artist doing in business school?

INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the first article… Continue Reading →

On Iteration: Part I

I have been using a lot of buzz words lately: lean, user acquisition, growth hacking, gamification.  Even SoLoMo.  This makes sense because I am launching a company, which you should check out and forward to everyone you know: www.zadaqa.com. One… Continue Reading →

Cultural Diversity: Driver for Leadership Development?

I am sitting here on the beach in Sydney, where I had come to relax/interview/prioritise for the next few months. After the two very busy P1 and P2, now has come a time to look into the horizon, and reflect… Continue Reading →

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