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Preparing for the MBA with my partner

I still remember receiving my acceptance phone call from INSEAD (Class of 19J). It felt like a large dose of dopamine being released in my brain. I murmured “thank you” a lot while stumbling over a chair trying to get… Continue Reading →

Start of a New Journey!

Hello Everyone, My name is Shruti and I’m really excited to write my first post. I’m an Indian based out of Singapore and I have been working as a Design Entrepreneur for the past two years. During my education, I… Continue Reading →

Singapore Sadness

Dear All, I am homesick! Period 3 has ended, and I left Singapore a couple of weeks ago. I miss it. I miss the humid heat and the warm rain, I miss the spicy food and the juicy fruits, I… Continue Reading →

Hello & Goodbye, S-curve, and the Summer Break

I checked the front page of my exam sheets again. Yup, I had filled in my exam number. No need to recheck the answers though; I know that I don’t know what I don’t know, and it’s useless to spend… Continue Reading →

Feeling At Home

Dear All, While discovering Phuket these past few days, I would never have expected to feel like I was back “home in Russia” as a child. This experience was so fascinating to me and it initiated so many memories, or… Continue Reading →

Second impressions and insights

Dear All, Time spent at INSEAD is indeed strange. It passes so quickly and yet it feels like eternity. While I’ve only just got settled here, a wintry Europe is a distant memory for me already. Weeks are passing, they… Continue Reading →

Period 1: A Mid-Point Review

It’s February 1st, a Thursday.  I am roughly halfway through Period 1.  I’m exhausted. I’ve come to learn that my classmates and my propensity for traveling on the weekends means that all the social, sport, and career clubs schedule their… 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 →

Leading, and Not Lagging, at the INSEAD Women in Business Conference

Many subjects were discussed at the second annual INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) conference, from diversity and gender balance to retention and engagement in the workplace.   Ilian Mihov, INSEAD’s Dean, opened the conference. He spoke on INSEAD’s efforts to… Continue Reading →

Sufi Poet at INSEAD

We were born in the same townhouse in Chicago, but we never got along as children. My cousin was 9 months older and was always taller, fairer, and prettier. She was popular everywhere she went. As a young adult, I… Continue Reading →

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