Articles by INSEAD

  • 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

  • Day in the Life of an INSEAD student

    Day in the Life of an INSEAD student

    by on February 20th, 2017

    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. … Read More

  • Spin the Globe

    Spin the Globe

    by on February 19th, 2017

    The overwhelming joy of welcoming my mom to INSEAD was indescribable. I was beaming. She has never seen me happier. And it’s only been 6 weeks since I arrived in Singapore! When she asked how my quiz went that … Read More

  • There’s an impostor in the room

    There’s an impostor in the room

    by on February 16th, 2017

    Everywhere I turn at INSEAD, I see bright, talented, young people, with rich life experiences, careers spanning several countries and incredible stories. And when I hear all that, I quietly think to myself: “What am I … Read More

  • January 2017: Have You Seen The World?

    January 2017: Have You Seen The World?

    by on February 15th, 2017

    “I see great things in you, Bryan. You should apply to INSEAD, 2016’s #1 MBA program.” Throughout my 27 years of life, I had never thought fondly of formal education. I had always seen it as a formality, … Read More

  • When You Want Something, the Universe Conspires to Help You

    When You Want Something, the Universe Conspires to Help You

    by on February 13th, 2017

    “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”. This is one of my favourite quotes by my favourite author, Paulo Coelho, and it best reflects how I feel at INSEAD these … Read More

  • What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?

    by on February 4th, 2017

    Learning the distribution of a desired variable in a random sample using M&Ms, hmmm….. seems to be a really interesting and colorful way to understand statistics. But it’s uncanny that how sometimes very simple … Read More