Articles by INSEAD

  • Echoes of Islamic Finance in Piketty, Porter, and Lagarde

    Echoes of Islamic Finance in Piketty, Porter, and Lagarde

    by on February 3rd, 2016

    For most people when hearing about Islamic finance for the first time, the new term usually begs the question, “What’s different about Islamic finance compared to regular finance?” I get asked this question quite … Read More

  • INSEAD: First Impressions of Fontainebleau

    INSEAD: First Impressions of Fontainebleau

    by on February 2nd, 2016

    When describing life at INSEAD, students and alumni often talk about the world-class courses and professors, the enriching extra-curricular activities, and the outstanding career services. After an exciting kick-off to … Read More

  • The INSEAD MBA Experience Arrives in Abu Dhabi!

    The INSEAD MBA Experience Arrives in Abu Dhabi!

    by on January 28th, 2016

    After 10 days of travelling through the relative wilderness of East Africa, my Etihad flight made a smooth landing at Abu Dhabi’s International Airport. My journey to a brand new continent had just ended, but another, … Read More

  • The INSEAD Menu

    The INSEAD Menu

    by on January 28th, 2016

    Ah INSEAD…. So unique that it’s hard to describe it to other people sometimes. The diversity, the pace, the combination of hard work and social life… but what makes INSEAD stand apart (and be the BEST MBA IN THE … Read More

  • Start-up bootcamp: is it for you?

    Start-up bootcamp: is it for you?

    by on January 27th, 2016

    One of the first emails I received upon arriving on campus was for a weekend-long ‘start-up boot camp’. 7pm Friday night to 7pm Sunday night with strict instructions that there would be no free time for anything else … Read More

  • The day we became #1

    The day we became #1

    by on January 25th, 2016

    Monday, January 25 of 2016, 7:27 AM I reach INSEAD’s Singapore campus late for a gym class and for the start of another crazy packed week of school. There are balloons in the hallway, in different shades of green. … Read More

  • Zero Taxes vs Social Impact – A Letter to Pauline

    Zero Taxes vs Social Impact – A Letter to Pauline

    by on January 19th, 2016

    Below is Pauline’s latest email: “Raconte.” One word that calls for many. Pauline is French and she lives in Paris. She is a friend of mine, and a former colleague. We used to work for the same newspaper, she … Read More

  • Reboot in Realworld Mode

    Reboot in Realworld Mode

    by on January 18th, 2016

    I am a month removed from the joyous graduation of the 15D promotion, which has given some time for the euphoria to dissipate and objective reflection to be undertaken. I will attempt to avoid the stereotypical words and … Read More

  • Splash Project: building a new MBA community

    Splash Project: building a new MBA community

    by on January 16th, 2016

    So here we are during the Welcome Week, trying to process an overwhelming amount of information and discovering our new classmates who all tend to have unsuspected backgrounds, nationalities and hobbies. 75 different … Read More

  • Leading up to the Start of Your MBA

    Leading up to the Start of Your MBA

    by on January 16th, 2016

    Tick Tock… the clock was counting down and I was racing to finish packing my suitcases while also spending quality time with friends and family in Toronto, Canada before my flight to Singapore. I was scheduled to … Read More

  • Am I InSEAD? Or a Sense of Belonging

    Am I InSEAD? Or a Sense of Belonging

    by on January 11th, 2016

    So here we go, the first few days of the INSEAD MBA Programme are over, and it’s time to reflect on whether one did the right choice in joining the The Business School For the World.           … Read More

  • Everybody is a minority

    Everybody is a minority

    by on January 11th, 2016

    “At INSEAD everybody is a minority” – Ilian Mihov, INSEAD’s Dean on his speech to the 16D class on Singapore’s Welcome Ceremony.                       … Read More

  • To Chateau or not to Chateau?

    To Chateau or not to Chateau?

    by on January 6th, 2016

    Running doesn’t get much better than this! I have been in Fonty at my new home, Chateau Fleury, for three days and it’s sunny and pretty warm for January so I decided to go run around the grounds. INSEAD officially … Read More

  • Welcome to a crazy crazy year, 16Ds!

    Welcome to a crazy crazy year, 16Ds!

    by on January 6th, 2016

    Well it’s been intense. After a month away from the bubble, I’m slowly dipping my toes back in. The good news is we all survived P2! The bad news is that we’ve only got 6 months to go and reality is hurtling ever … Read More