I knew I wanted to go to business school when I realised that an engineering approach may not be the best way to tackle every business problem.
You’ve heard the saying that money can’t buy happiness? Well, that’s not exactly true. Money can buy happiness—but only to a certain point. Once you make enough to support yourself without feeling anxious about paying for essential needs (groceries, housing, medical bills), then the positive effects start to taper off. “In spite of all their accomplishments and material possessions, [the super-rich] remain bored and deeply unfulfilled,” says Manfred Kets De Vries, a Professor at INSEAD business school.
I have been contacted by several people from my network about my experience at the INSEAD Executive MBA, especially regarding the tuition and the question of the company sponsorship. Although I acknowledge the importance of the financial factor, I would rather advise any subsequent candidates to think deeply about the non-financial costs as well. No more personal time (or almost)
The journey at INSEAD is quite busy and you may find it difficult to keep calm sometimes. Between the assignments, the lectures, the classes, networking and the social events, how could INSEAD students find the time to chill out? INSEAD has the solution for you! INSEAD implemented a meditation center on campus.
INSEAD’s greatest asset is its people – especially the alumni, who are deeply involved with the school.
Technology has enabled people everywhere to do more with less effort, yet most people find themselves working just as much as ever – and it could be hurting them more than they know. Keeping busy may help you feel productive, or even accomplished, but idly occupying yourself has its costs. It can negatively impact your health, your relationships, and yes, even your work. While it might sound counterintuitive, there are benefits to doing nothing.
This journey has strengthened our bond as a family.
During the programme, I opened six new international offices and today, we have 160 employees.
INSEAD really pushes you out of your comfort zone