Articles by INSEAD

    Tempus Fugit

    Tempus Fugit

    by on June 19th, 2017

    Already the end of P3, it feels like only yesterday that P1 ended, let alone P2… After an amazing P1 and a stunning break climbing volcanoes in Indonesia for 4 days, I started P2 already tired…. Little did I … Read More

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    (Some of) what I learnt at INSEAD

    (Some of) what I learnt at INSEAD

    by on June 18th, 2017

    Let’s start with the basics. Academic wise, I learnt quite a lot. I learnt the basics of finance, accounting, macro and micro-economics, marketing and entrepreneurship. I know better than ever how to value a firm, how … Read More

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    My Favorite Weekend at INSEAD: Basque Country

    My Favorite Weekend at INSEAD: Basque Country

    by on June 8th, 2017

    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 … Read More

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    The Masochists Curse

    The Masochists Curse

    by on June 5th, 2017

      Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. –Arnold Schwarzenegger Masochism, in general terms, refers to the enjoyment of an activity that appears to be painful or … Read More

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    A Diversity of Experiences

    A Diversity of Experiences

    by on May 29th, 2017

    On its website, under “Why the INSEAD MBA”, the school lists eight significant qualities that differentiate it from other programs (for the record, all absolutely accurate). The second item on the list states “The … Read More

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    Anti-Social Networking

    Anti-Social Networking

    by on May 22nd, 2017

    Your first day at INSEAD is simultaneously similar to and radically different than your first day at any new school. There is a large measure of uncertainty mixed into your general apprehension (or excitement) at the … Read More

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    What can make or break your MBA experience?

    What can make or break your MBA experience?

    by on May 12th, 2017

    A MBA is often recognized as the bridge that helps you either transition into a new career or gives you a boost to achieve your professional goal. Yet, many of us would argue that the personal growth aspect is … Read More

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    Why Run when you can Dash!

    Why Run when you can Dash!

    by on May 8th, 2017

    They say that you’re always running when you do an MBA. WRONG! At INSEAD, you DASH. With 4 months done in a 10+2-month program, you just can’t be okay with running. Apart from how everyone in this batch is … Read More

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    Say yes to diversity

    Say yes to diversity

    by on April 26th, 2017

    In a time in which everything seems to go against diversity, in which global politics are at heat, and in which countries are closing borders and becoming more and more racist, INSEAD promotes multiculturalism and … Read More

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    Maximizing Conflict & Shareholder Value: a P2 story

    Maximizing Conflict & Shareholder Value: a P2 story

    by on April 23rd, 2017

    I nearly resisted the urge to share the P2 experience through stanza and verse, but only nearly. The group, the organization, the unit, the core The Goal (make money?), the achievement – much more. We set off on … Read More

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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