Articles by INSEAD

  • Inveniam viam aut faciam

    Inveniam viam aut faciam

    by on May 12th, 2015

    I’m sure that every INSEAD interview candidate is asked why they want to go to INSEAD and then what they want to do after the program. These are very standard questions that every candidate will have prepared responses … Read More

  • Funky Facts about Life at INSEAD

    Funky Facts about Life at INSEAD

    by on April 20th, 2015

    Who would have thought I would come to INSEAD to learn how to dance Hip-hop, discover the European après-ski, or get to hear the faculty gossip in the sauna every Friday afternoon? It’s the small things in life that … Read More

  • Journey to the Centre of the Network

    Journey to the Centre of the Network

    by on April 19th, 2015

    Network—and networking—are probably one of the most spoken words in any business school across the world. It also has an ambiguous definition. If I consider it the action to acquaint oneself with like-minded … Read More

  • Exploring different landscapes

    Exploring different landscapes

    by on April 12th, 2015

    Exploring different landscapes As an avid traveller, studying at INSEAD brings me another advantage: the possibility to reach in a few hours completely different landscapes, which range from the Sahara desert, the … Read More

  • Citizens of the World

    Citizens of the World

    by on March 31st, 2015

    Since the welcome day in October, I have been increasingly thinking about what I want to get out of my MBA experience at INSEAD. I think about the school’s tagline: The Business School for the World, and I ask myself, … Read More

  • Closing the Books

    Closing the Books

    by on March 19th, 2015

    Morroco Sunrise One week into the program, we had our first quiz. Then, six weeks later, a frenzy came along: the final exam frenzy. Only then, when you take a look at practice final exams do you realize the amount of … Read More

  • The INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club

    The INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club

    by on March 17th, 2015

    Top business schools usually help MBA students prepare to land their dream jobs. The average increase in salary, a key indicator among many MBA rankings, is clear evidence of this dynamic. Entrepreneurship, however, has … Read More

  • They Call Me Mr. Start-Up

    They Call Me Mr. Start-Up

    by on February 16th, 2015

    “Well, it’s not so bad! I think I’m even going to have time to read a couple of novels along the way.” These are exactly the thoughts I shared enthusiastically with my friends back home when I received the course … Read More

  • We are never alone

    We are never alone

    by on February 15th, 2015

    A very pleasant call Months ago, riding my bicycle down through Av. Faria Lima in São Paulo, I received a call from INSEAD. That was the yes-you’ve-been-approved call I’d been anxiously waiting for. Applying for a … Read More

  • Takeoff


    by on January 18th, 2015

    Dear Reader, One week into arriving in Fontainebleau to tackle this one-year MBA, and I am already deep into activities, classes, and social events. It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve put my other ‘regular … Read More

  • INSEAD application reflections

    INSEAD application reflections

    by on January 9th, 2015

    Life is filled with precious moments that money can’t buy. Receiving INSEAD’s admission letter is one that I will treasure for a long time. To thank those who helped me, I want to share a few key lessons I learned … Read More

  • ‘Predictably Irrational’

    ‘Predictably Irrational’

    by on January 8th, 2015

    It’s 10:31pm. In 89 minutes time we will embrace the first day of P3. P1 and P2 passed in a flash, and to be frank, it is difficult to translate the experience into words adequately. Nonetheless, I feel somewhat … Read More

  • The human side of the MBA

    The human side of the MBA

    by on January 7th, 2015

    I love my section. Everyday I feel lucky to be in a class full of fun, smart, energetic, ambitious, interesting and collaborative classmates. In P1, our section successfully pulled off several fun class pranks on our … Read More

  • The Philosophy of Statistics

    The Philosophy of Statistics

    by on January 6th, 2015

    Out of all the classes from P1, statistics was the class I surprisingly learned the most from about life. One of the most powerful lessons I learned was that everything is random. In the beginning of our statistics … Read More