Having loved my Process Operations Management (POM) class, it was a no-brainer that I would take its logical follow-up: Competitive Supply Chains (CSC). The objective of the course is to use the building blocks we got in POM to look at how an effective supply chain strategy can allow a company to differentiate itself from its competition and gain a competitive advantage over them.
I had the privilege of visiting some of Indonesia’s most exciting tech firms over the weekend of 1-2 Feb during the Jakarta Trek organised by the INSEAD Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Club. While I had often heard about Southeast Asia as a rapidly emerging market, this visit was eye-opening for me as I witnessed it in a very concrete way.
“So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth.” Genesis 11:8, Hebrew Bible With the Discover Israel course over, we returned to our hostel to pack our bags and go our separate ways. Unlike the usual excitement and relief that followed the conclusion of most of INSEAD’s intense courses, the trip left us reflective, sombre, and most of all, grateful for what we had just experienced.
Israel is a remarkable, fascinating and controversial country, bursting with energy, innovation, attractions and interesting challenges. With (by far) the highest number of start-ups per capita of any country, and massive venture capital investments, Israel is one of the world's premier technology and entrepreneurship hubs and has been dubbed the “start-up nation”.