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The key academic differences between the first two periods at INSEAD

My first two periods at INSEAD are over. After tons of study group work, final exams and hours of classes, it’s time to share with you the key differences between these two periods, especially on the academic front. As INSEAD’s… Continue Reading →

INSEAD and I go back a long way. Kind of?

I first heard about INSEAD when I interned at Standard Chartered Bank back in 2011. There was a lady who worked on my level from INSEAD ’08. At that time, I had never come across the school before and I… Continue Reading →

Being human: A behavioral guide to the MBA experience

Several weeks ago Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize in Economics for his contributions to behavioral economics”. Fifteen years earlier, Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs, once called the “Beyoncé of behavioral sciences”, won the same prize… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Triangle and Keeping It Together

“I’ve never worked this hard in my entire life, and I’ve never slept this little either.” My classmate who’s a consultant laughs when I say this. “Consulting is a lot harder than this,” He replied, “INSEAD is like a break… Continue Reading →

3 things to bring to INSEAD

The first five weeks at INSEAD have flown by so fast that I feel I need an Alcubierre drive to keep up. The Alcubierre drive was something I didn’t even know existed before I talked with my classmate from NASA. In… Continue Reading →

I thought my MBA Application CV was perfect, but I was wrong

I still remember the painful times during my application when I needed to write my CV. It was probably the document that I had read the most in my life – I didn’t count exactly how many times I did… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Turning my INSEAD year into two!

I consider myself a citizen of the world as there is no one country I particularly call home. These words that introduced my motivation essay for INSEAD are also the words that made my choosing the school a no brainer…. 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 →

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