Articles by INSEAD

  • 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

  • Of MBAs and Motherhood – A practical guide from INSEAD’s super moms

    Of MBAs and Motherhood – A practical guide from INSEAD’s super moms

    by on January 5th, 2015

    DISCLAIMER: For those who know me, “I am not a mom yet and NO, this does not mean I am expecting”. Last, I wrote on juggling social and academic lives at INSEAD. Soon after, I happened to be sandwiched between two … Read More

  • An INSEAD trek and rite of passage: the prices and the priceless!

    An INSEAD trek and rite of passage: the prices and the priceless!

    by on October 9th, 2014

    Photo by Pedro Ricarte   An MBA costs a lot, starting with the most obvious (and well, cried over) tuition fees which can burn a hole in your pocket and pretty much ensure you take the MBA seriously as you got some … Read More

  • Unexpected Surprises

    Unexpected Surprises

    by on September 30th, 2014

    September 19 marked my first month in Fontainebleau. Bliss. Excitement. Confusion. Friendship. Stress. Procrastination. Surprise. These words only capture a fraction of the experiences I’ve had in the past few … Read More

  • Choosing a B-School in Three Steps

    Choosing a B-School in Three Steps

    by on September 29th, 2014

    Akkshay, an MBA student at INSEAD, explains the three steps he took when he was making a business school decision. For more information, pease visit Read More

  • Building up the Tempo

    Building up the Tempo

    by on September 24th, 2014

    The first month is over and I still cannot believe just how much water has already flown under the bridge! After a month at INSEAD I truly feel like a train wreck. Even without the hyperbole, life really moves at a … Read More

  • When you are unhappy with having just 24 hours a day

    When you are unhappy with having just 24 hours a day

    by on September 21st, 2014

    “24/7 – Just not enough” This thought has constantly come to me in the last 3 weeks at INSEAD. Throughout my 30 years (Yes, sadly hitting 30 soon), I have had my share of tight deadlines at school to all-nighters … Read More

  • The beginning of the best?

    The beginning of the best?

    by on September 15th, 2014

    “Your year at INSEAD is going to be ‘the best’ or at the least ‘one of the best’ in you life.” I have heard this statement innumerable times from my interviewers, alums, and also close family of students. Did … Read More

  • Diversity: what we all have in common

    Diversity: what we all have in common

    by on September 14th, 2014

    5 September 2014 I’m three weeks into the MBA program at INSEAD and I have already made meaningful connections with so many of my classmates. At first glance, the diversity of the INSEAD student population can be … Read More

  • Preparing for Separation

    Preparing for Separation

    by on September 10th, 2014

    Klanti amar khama koro prabhu Pathe jodi pichiye pori kobhu —Rabindranath Tagore If I ever fall behind on the path If I ever get tired —Forgive me Lord. I’m sitting in my small room looking over the city—this … Read More

  • Learnings from Orientation Week

    Learnings from Orientation Week

    by on September 5th, 2014

    When I visited INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus ten months ago, I told my mother I must get into this school so that I could return. Today I am welcomed on the campus along with 300 others. It truly gave me a sense of … Read More