INSEAD in the NEWS – Latest

Meet prodigy finance fintech firm went global day one
INSEAD alumnus Cameron Stevens, Chief Executive and co-founder of Prodigy Finance since 2007, found it paradoxical that a graduate could be accepted into the best business schools but not be trusted to pay back a student loan. Like many entrepreneurs, he wanted to find the intersection of doing something meaningful for the world, but also build a profitable, high-growth business. City A.M. UK – 14 February

Unilever levels up its startup game with collaborative space 
Unilever launches collaborative space ‘Level3’ in Singapore. INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management Serguei Netessine comments that for startups in Singapore, partnering with multinational corporations like Unilever is a springboard to scale and build more successful businesses. Campaign Asia Singapore – 14 February

Dark mood overshadows Singapore’s economic view
According to Pushan Dutt, INSEAD Professor of Economics and Political Science, Singapore’s main challenge is in how to increase its productivity growth. Nikkei Asian Review Japan – 23 February

Why It Pays Off to Be Funny at Work—Usually
According to research led by Li Huang, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, a little sarcasm boosts creativity. The researchers found that participants who experienced sarcastic exchanges were more likely to find the solution to a tasks that required creative insight. The Wall Street Journal US – 20 February

INSEAD in the NEWS – Latest

  • Power is Everywhere: How Stakeholder-Driven Media Build the Future of Watchdog News
    Luk N. Van Wassenhove, INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Dr Mark Lee Hunter, INSEAD Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, and Maria Besiou launched a new book ‘Power is everywhere’ on how ‘stakeholder- driven-media’ can remedy to the many issues of the news industry today. Do alternative facts count more than straight facts? Does fake news beats thin news?France – The Global Editors Network (GEN) 
    How real facts beat alternative facts

    US – NiemanLab
    “Stakeholder-driven journalism” is the real future of watchdog reporting, a new book argues

  • 7 strategies to take Singapore forward
    INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management Serguei Netessine is part of Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) which released a 109-page report with recommendations to help the country navigate a more uncertain global environment in the next 10 years. The committee laid out seven strategies to maximise Singapore’s chances of success and assure workers of sustainable wage growth and meaningful careers.  Singapore – The Straits Times 
  • Who’s Responsible? The Ethics of the Sharing Economy
    Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge
    Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility asks whether the responsibilities of “sharing economy” giants like Uber and airbnb, differ from those of traditional companies. The Huffington Post UK – 2 February

Reaction to INSEAD’s #1 Rating for 2nd time

From Dean Ilian Mihov:

“We are honoured that our MBA programme ranks #1 again this year,” said INSEAD Dean Ilian Mihov, “This recognition is a testimony to the efforts and accomplishments of our entire INSEAD community: our successful alumni, our world-class faculty and exceptional staff who deliver a transformational MBA experience for all students. We are grateful to our dedicated alumni, donors and friends around the world, whose contributions and expertise take our school to even greater heights.”

Dean Mihov added, “We are especially proud of our alumni, a diverse group of value-driven business leaders and entrepreneurs who make a difference and change the world every day.” INSEAD has an extensive and influential global alumni network with more than 52,000 alumni representing 156 nationalities from 169 countries.

The Business Times
Singapore – 31 January 

INSEAD retains top spot in FT’s global MBA rankings


Financial Times
UK – 30 January

FT Global MBA Ranking 2017: Analysis

FT Business Education: Global MBA Ranking 2017 (PDF)

MBA graduate salaries increase by record amount 

FT Business school: Which MBA ranks best?

INSEAD Tops Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017 (Podcast)


Calling INSEAD Golfers

Calling Alumni who Golf!

Members of the INSEAD 17J Golf Club have been organising several games in Fontainebleau in the summer, and are now starting to discover more of Singapore Golf faclities. They are  good group of relatively experienced players, and would like to meet other  INSEAD Alumni Golf players in Singapore, with whom they could organise a golf round, chat, and discover new golf locations. If you are interested in meeting like minded alumni please contact Alexander Appel