Articles by INSEAD

  • 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

  • #1MBA #2017 #INSEAD

    #1MBA #2017 #INSEAD

    by on February 3rd, 2017

    With tons of social, career, academic activities running in parallel during the day at INSEAD, I hardly ever have problems staying asleep at night. But on Monday January 31st, I woke up before 5am feeling somewhat … Read More

  • Finding your own way

    Finding your own way

    by on January 31st, 2017

    It was a Tuesday afternoon at our office in Berlin. After a long call with our main provider in Latin America (a major bank) the message was clear: without a history of at least six months operating in the region, … Read More

  • Raise your hand!

    Raise your hand!

    by on January 31st, 2017

    One difference between MBA students at Harvard and INSEAD at graduation could be the strengths of their arms due to how often they raise their hands in the class. Today’s post will revolve around this very important … Read More

  • INSEAD: MBA powered by Mindfulness

    INSEAD: MBA powered by Mindfulness

    by on January 27th, 2017

    Since we arrived at INSEAD about 3 weeks ago, there’s been a tremendous amount of encouragement and support for us to develop a mindfulness practice. Yes, that’s right – the #1 international MBA program teaches its … Read More

  • Diversity + Conflict = Maximimum Growth

    Diversity + Conflict = Maximimum Growth

    by on January 18th, 2017

    Welcome week. Done. Really well done. It’s Sunday night and nearly 2am. I have class in 6 hours, but I have an urge to sit here in silence and write. It feels like a month has gone by. Flipping through… Continue … Read More

  • First Impressions

    First Impressions

    by on January 18th, 2017

    They say that first impressions last for a long time. In my case, I hope that it’s true because the first impressions I have had of INSEAD in the Orientation Week have been nothing short of amazing. Overeager to … Read More

  • An inspiring leader is a story teller!

    An inspiring leader is a story teller!

    by on January 17th, 2017

    Hello everyone! I am Hirohisa IIJIMA, one of the five Japanese 17Ds starting INSEAD’s MBA program from its Asia campus. I am going to be a Singy lifer (staying in Singapore for the whole of the program), unlike two … Read More

  • Taking the road less traveled to the MBA

    Taking the road less traveled to the MBA

    by on January 9th, 2017

    Whenever I introduce myself to my fellow classmates here, the most common response I hear is “you were made for INSEAD!” While I’d believed this myself when I was applying, it’s reassuring to hear it from the … Read More

  • Celebrating 15 years of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

    Celebrating 15 years of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

    by on January 8th, 2017

    The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance video discusses 15 years of successful collaboration: early days, innovations and future plans for the Alliance. It was in March 2001 that the INSEAD-Wharton MBA Alliance Program was formed. … Read More