Articles by INSEAD

  • Metamorphosis Underway

    Metamorphosis Underway

    by on April 3rd, 2014

    After almost 3 months of job hunting, course cramming, and networking-like-my-life depends on it (it does!), I see green shoots to a more structured mind, a broader hustling network, and a business gun-belt filled with … Read More

  • Moving at the speed of INSEAD

    Moving at the speed of INSEAD

    by on April 2nd, 2014

    Only eight weeks have passed since we first stepped foot onto INSEAD’s Singapore campus, wide-eyed and over-eager, but already it feels light years away.  Orientation week gave us a taste of what the rest of the year … Read More

  • Me, myself and I…discovering identity at INSEAD – part 1

    Me, myself and I…discovering identity at INSEAD – part 1

    by on March 31st, 2014

    “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle Less than 100 days left of INSEAD. Reality is kicking in. Recruiters are milling all over campus. Suits and ties, groomed hair and go-getter heels … Read More

  • P1 to P2

    P1 to P2

    by on March 20th, 2014

    Hello! I finished exams, visited my special lady-friend in Shanghai (fiancée), started P2 classes, and attended some of the world’s top consulting companies’ campus presentations all in the space of a few weeks! P1 … Read More

  • A blue fish

    A blue fish

    by on March 16th, 2014

    Did you ever have the sensation of being at the right place yet feeling like an outsider? Or just that you try to connect with others and yet you can’t? I like to call it the Blue Fish Dilemma; you are in the water yet … Read More

  • Black Hawk Down: a soldier’s journey from the frontline to INSEAD

    Black Hawk Down: a soldier’s journey from the frontline to INSEAD

    by on February 24th, 2014

    INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the sixth … Read More

  • Social Gods and Finance Wizards

    Social Gods and Finance Wizards

    by on February 19th, 2014

    One month in and I love it. While my first few weeks weren’t pretty, after (seemingly everyone) I reached a stress overload (I thought I might have had diabetes, but I realized it was just anxiety), I’ve developed a … Read More

  • Don’t fear the hurdle

    Don’t fear the hurdle

    by on February 18th, 2014

    Don’t fear the application process! Win, lose or draw you’ll be a better person for it. I’m not saying it’s easy, far from it. But nothing worth doing, ever is. Obviously a great deal of effort goes into each … Read More

  • 100 rabbits

    100 rabbits

    by on February 12th, 2014

    The last month has been a wild ride. The expectation that I had before arriving in Singapore for the classes (& the fun) was simply not a good predictor for the actual reality. Think about the INSEAD MBA experience … Read More

  • Knowing me, knowing you; overcoming perception bias at INSEAD

    Knowing me, knowing you; overcoming perception bias at INSEAD

    by on February 10th, 2014

    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, … Read More

  • From honeymoon to INSEAD… how the halves of a beautiful yellow sun came to shine so bright

    From honeymoon to INSEAD… how the halves of a beautiful yellow sun came to shine so bright

    by on February 6th, 2014

    INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the fifth … Read More

  • Ho seh bo?* :-)

    Ho seh bo?* :-)

    by on February 5th, 2014

    School started two weeks ago and it already feels like it was two months. We went to school during the first weekend – good start for the year, yeah! I just realized that I’ll be doing that most weekends for the … Read More

  • Ethically speaking…

    Ethically speaking…

    by on February 4th, 2014

    A couple of weeks into the INSEAD year, we can feel the screws tightening, with everyone trying to figure out how its humanly possible to juggle all the pre-readings with the club meetings with the parties with the group … Read More

  • Our “Healthy Seed”

    Our “Healthy Seed”

    by on February 3rd, 2014

    *This post was written in early January 2014* In 1 hour and 4 minutes, the first real week of our 1 year at INSEAD will be over. In other words, in 1 hour and 4 minutes, we’ll have already journeyed through nearly 4% … Read More