Articles by INSEAD

  • The last mile

    The last mile

    by on June 23rd, 2015

    I often wonder why the Internet is flooded with articles like “10 things you should know before turning 30”, or “Five reasons to quit your job ”, until I find myself frantically trying to retrieve all files and … Read More

  • Colors of the parachute

    Colors of the parachute

    by on June 22nd, 2015

    I received my first job offer after two dozen applications and a dozen interviews. I wanted to write about it because it was drastically different from what I expected prior to INSEAD, both in process and outcome. I made … Read More

  • Halfway in, halfway out.

    Halfway in, halfway out.

    by on June 21st, 2015

    The Usual Suspects: Team KLEGS (the K is silent) Here we are, at the middle point. Five months ago, we knew nothing of these grounds; we hadn’t even set foot in this forest. Five months. That’s all it is, and … Read More

  • The Pre-Interview Grill

    The Pre-Interview Grill

    by on June 1st, 2015

    Most people come to business school with different aspirations—to change careers, build a global network, or, for some, take a year off to reflect on life. Among the majority of people looking for a new career, what … Read More

  • Company Presentations: Events that go well beyond job search

    Company Presentations: Events that go well beyond job search

    by on May 13th, 2015

    Many MBA students had to quit their jobs to embark upon their MBA journey. During this journey, many will have to find a new job. Attending company presentations on-campus is a good way not only to identify opportunities … Read More

  • 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