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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 →

Warming Up for the Coming INSEAD Life

During the application process, I have always been curious that what INSEADers find the most rewarding during their one intensive year. One common answer is PEOPLE. Thanks to the current technology, you can get a preview of your class even… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Weekend at INSEAD: Basque Country

I was reluctant to sign up for another big group trip, as this generally means less independence, and sometimes leads to more confusion. Four months into the 10-month program, I was no longer going on trips with most of my… 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 →

Day in the Life of an INSEAD student

As the end of P1 is nigh, I thought it’s about time I start recording my INSEAD experience. Overall, this first term has been chaotic, thrilling, perplexing, and a lot of fun. I suppose it was €14,700 well spent. Inspired… 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 →

The world famous DASH!

Out of all of the INSEAD slang words, “DASH” was one of the terms I learnt way before I even applied. A friend who was studying at INSEAD was telling me about all these amazing things that were happening at… Continue Reading →

Welcome to a crazy crazy year, 16Ds!

Well it’s been intense. After a month away from the bubble, I’m slowly dipping my toes back in. The good news is we all survived P2! The bad news is that we’ve only got 6 months to go and reality… Continue Reading →

Bruised, battered, happy

It’s official. A month has passed in what seems like a second. How am I doing? Well, definitely bruised and battered—my sleep debt has quadrupled, my blood pressure went up thanks to mid-terms, my liver is starting to protest, and… 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 →

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