Articles by INSEAD

  • Sufi Poet at INSEAD

    Sufi Poet at INSEAD

    by on April 19th, 2017

    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… … Read More

  • One Hundred Cups of Tea as Invested Capital

    One Hundred Cups of Tea as Invested Capital

    by on April 18th, 2017

    After many months of intense due diligence gathering, model building, late night phone calls to India and rehearsals, along with team mates Hong Fei Wang, Tim May and Apoorve Khandelwal , on April 7th we were finally in … Read More

  • March 2017: The Syndrome of Mediocrity

    March 2017: The Syndrome of Mediocrity

    by on April 4th, 2017

    March starts with exams of Period 1. March proceeds with Period 2: buzzes of internship in a hectic 7-week period. March concludes with the intensity of internship interviews… and the release of P1 grades. I have to … Read More

  • Ask, Don’t Beg. Give, Don’t Take. Love, and be Loved.

    Ask, Don’t Beg. Give, Don’t Take. Love, and be Loved.

    by on April 4th, 2017

    February. Love is always in the air. Or at least, that’s what I thought. Entering the second part of the first period of the INSEAD experience, for some reason things begin to wear me out. The lessons are all … Read More

  • The Five Steps to Networking Success

    The Five Steps to Networking Success

    by on March 28th, 2017

    As a graduate of the INSEAD Class of December 2016, I can truly say that your time at INSEAD is transformational. Reflecting back on my year at INSEAD and looking forward, I would agree with many graduates who say … Read More

  • VC Investment Competition: Before We Take on the Grand Finals

    VC Investment Competition: Before We Take on the Grand Finals

    by on March 23rd, 2017

    Thinking back to a week ago about MANGO CAPITAL’s (I love our team name!) experiences from winning the regional round of the annual VC Investment Competition*, a few highlights stand out. Highlights that I will be … Read More

  • Be confident! Keep it up!

    Be confident! Keep it up!

    by on March 22nd, 2017

    Celebrating the end of P1, I am now on the way to Bagan, a northern Myanmar city located 600 km from Yangon, with my 25 friends from the same batch. I didn’t know this city until I met another Japanese… … Read More

  • P1 in a (philosophical) nutshell

    P1 in a (philosophical) nutshell

    by on March 21st, 2017

    The first period of the MBA program at INSEAD raced by, as I imagine will all subsequent periods. With such a variety and volume of happenings, each day felt like a distinct three (in one): pre-lunch, followed by … Read More

  • Reflections on the Discover Israel Trip

    Reflections on the Discover Israel Trip

    by on March 20th, 2017

    “So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth.” Genesis 11:8, Hebrew Bible With the Discover Israel course over, we returned to our hostel to pack our bags and go our separate ways. Unlike the usual … Read More

  • So You Want to Live in France?

    So You Want to Live in France?

    by on March 15th, 2017

    “What’s it like to live in a small French town surrounded by woods?” If you join INSEAD on its Europe campus, you will be coming to Fontainebleau. You might have been to France before or have heard some stereotypes … Read More

  • The Land of Plums

    The Land of Plums

    by on March 14th, 2017

    In finance, a plum is a choice investment, or an asset that outperforms other comparable assets. A plum is contrasted to a lemon, a disappointing investment in which your expected return is not even close to being … Read More

  • INSEAD: The Muggle Version of Hogwarts

    INSEAD: The Muggle Version of Hogwarts

    by on March 10th, 2017

    As a heavy Harry Potter fan, after realizing that I would never receive a Hogwarts acceptance letter, I didn’t think there would any other school giving me the same satisfaction. I wasn’t quite right. Here I am at … Read More

  • Gender Inequality & How INSEAD Can Help You Fight It

    Gender Inequality & How INSEAD Can Help You Fight It

    by on March 7th, 2017

    Aside Marie Curie, can you name a female inventor? This question was posed to me back in December 2016, during the INSEAD Women in Business conference at Bloomberg’s offices in Singapore. I was ashamed of myself for … Read More

  • Everyday is day 1 at INSEAD

    Everyday is day 1 at INSEAD

    by on February 26th, 2017

    … except you get to build stronger relationships with 300+ bright minds as each day goes by. You can bet that no one day is like another in this unique, exhilarating and rewarding environment. On my very first day … Read More