INSEAD iW50 Summit Reaffirms the School’s Commitment to Gender Balance and Inclusion
INSEAD today hosts the iW50 Summit at its Europe campus in Fontainebleau. The Summit is a culmination of its iW50 campaign – a celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first INSEAD women MBA graduates. INSEAD Press Release
Global – 29 June 

Migration was the ‘biggest hurdle’ of the EU summit: Professor 
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says there’s “lots of interesting things” which still need to be discussed among the European Union leaders following the news that they have reached an agreement on the issue of migration. CNBC
Singapore – 29 June

To Overcome Your Insecurity, Recognise Where It Really Comes From

INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour Gianpiero Petriglieri and his co-author write that insecurity is neither a flaw nor a drive. It is a byproduct of a workplace culture in which individualism is rampant, relationships are instrumental, and bias goes unquestioned. To accept and overcome insecurity, we rather need to stop caring too much about each other and start to care more for each other, andfor the place we work in. HBR 
USA – June 

Today’s leaders require a new sense of self

Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge 
Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Jennifer Petriglieri, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, find that contrary to what many believe, today’s “rootless” career men and women crave something to hold onto. Companies with programmes geared towards helping people craft such an identity (“portable self”) are likely to reap financial and cultural advantages. Forbes India
India – 27 June 

Collaborating with NGOs: A Strategic Alliance Approach for Journalists

INSEAD Adjunct Professor Mark Lee Hunter has spent a decade researching the emergence of NGOs and other“stakeholder-driven media” with INSEAD Professor of Technology and Operations Management Luk N Van Wassenhove and Professor Maria Besiou at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center. This is a trend that predated the eruption of fake news, and it is not going to end soon. It can be considered a competitive threat, or a collaborative opportunity. lobal Investigative Journalism network
USA – 27 June 


INSEAD Celebrates 50 Years of Women Leading Academic Excellence
INSEAD unveiled 50 big ideas from 50 of its remarkable female academics through its ‘50 Years, 50 Women, 50 Ideas‘ key initiative. These ideas, from the school’s female faculty and doctoral alumnae, celebrate 50 years of INSEAD women leading academic excellence. INSEAD Press Release
Global – 11 June 


Finding the Middle Ground in a Politically Polarized World
Craig Smith, the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility, discusses the challenges companies face as they are asked to engage with social, environmental and economic issues. Corporate political activism is often framed as “take a stand or be silent.” Consumers and employees increasingly expect companies to engage with social, environmental, and economic issues, but in thinking about how to respond to these issues, business leaders can find themselves between a rock and a hard place. To gauge whether — and how — to jump into the political fray, business leaders should consider the issue’s importance to company financial performance and relevance to stated values.Sloan Management Review
USA – 14 June

What do leaders need to cultivate to ensure tactical execution – Part II
(Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge) – 
INSEAD Professor of Management Practice Ian Woodward explains the three altitudes of Leadership and how to consciously create a set of mindsets and habits that work effectively across all three of them.  AMEinfo
UAE – 10 June

Rosé, la révolution du palais
Formerly disregarded by wine connoisseurs, the rosé wine has seen its popularity considerably improved since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie produced their rosé wine, which made it into the ranking of the best 100 wines worldwide published by Wine Spectator in 2013. Since then, the rosé wine is on all tables. Hilke Plassmann, INSEAD Associate Professor of Marketing and the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience, explains that price labels and general reputation influence our liking of wine. France 5 
France – 10 June
In French

Feel Busy All the Time? There’s an Upside to That.
According to a new study from Amitava Chattopadhyay, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, and Monica Wadhwa, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing, if you perceive yourself to be a busy person and have what the researchers call a “busy mindset,” that can lead to feeling more important, which in turn can inspire you to make healthier choices. 
Other coverage:
The Philippines – Entrepreneur 

Harvard Business Review
UK – 6 June


The Campaign for INSEAD: A Force for Good

INSEAD Announced latest Campaign

All alums are invited join the global celebrations marking the launch ofThe Campaign for INSEAD: A Force for Good. 

With this bold, global initiative, we strive to inspire people, transform business and change the world for the better. Please join us on this exciting and ambitious journey.

For more information about the Campaign, please visit our Campaign launch website

New Gender Diversity Programme!


For leaders who are committed to driving gender balance, senior executives responsible for driving the gender diversity agenda in their organisations, as well as HR and diversity and inclusion specialists.

Delivered fully online, this unique programme provides the understanding, concepts and tools that will allow you to develop a strategic and practical plan to reach gender balance in your organisation. Based on cutting-edge research, it will support you in building a business case for change.

Upcoming Session
Begins 2 November, 2018 | 5 weeks Brochure here.


Will banks become unnecessary due to the spread of virtual currency?Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, and Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Distinguished Fellow  at  INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, explore whether virtual currency will be an alternative to existing currency. They examine the influence of virtual currency technology on future banks and settlement systems. Diamond Harvard Business Review (Japan)
Japan – 23 May
In Japanese 

Four essentials for a successful CEO
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge
Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, shares the attributes that make global business leaders effective – envisioning; nominating; enabling and managing crisis. AMEinfo
UAE – 19 May

The most important career decision you can make is who you marry – here’s what that means for Meghan Markle
Jennifer Petriglieri, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, says on an episode of the Harvard Business Review’s podcast “Women at Work,” that couples should have a conversation twice yearly about what they’re “aiming for individually and together” in the near future in order to maximise both partners’ satisfaction. 
Additional articles: 

Business Insider, UK
Political News – USA
Business Insider Nederland – The Netherlands
Good King News – The Netherlands

Private equity deal activity hits 10-year high; buyout-backed IPOs beat the market
Claudia Zeisberger, Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and the Academic Director of INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative, discusses her work and how a new generation entering private equity might change the industry. She has recently published a book titled ‘Mastering private Equity, Transforming via Venture Capital, Minority Investments and Buyouts’. Real Deals
UK – 17 May


Are you addicted to power?
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge

Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change, writes that the design of firms fosters power intoxication in their leaders, but power is corrosive. History is full of power addicts who ultimately destroyed themselves. Management Issues
UK – 9 May

As Cryptocurrencies Rise, Who Needs Banks?
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, and Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute, discuss the risks of introducing central bank digital currency.
Other  coverage:
Europe – VOX (CEPR’s Policy Portal)
China – Sohu Harvard Business Review
USA – 14 May 

ThreeMark Carney faces ‘two sources of uncertainty’
Professor Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor of Economics, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is faced by uncertainty around the future of the global economy and Brexit. CNBC Asia
Singapore – 11 May

The food you buy really is shrinking
According to Pierre Chandon, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, long before products hit shelves, there are usually costs incurred to re-tool manufacturing facilities to accommodate an altered package; and yet, the shrinkage continues. He adds that secretly substituting sub-par or artificial ingredients can result in a much more serious backlash against a company than even downsizing.
Additional coverage:
USA – Mundi News  BBC
UK – 10 May


Three ways to make your organisation agile
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge
Maria Guadalupe, Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, says that being agile means that firms are created around flexible, customer-focused and often self-managed teams, empowering employees to make decisions. Forbes India 
India – 11 May


iW50 Summit to be held in Fontainebleau

In less than two months, INSEAD will be holding a historic Summit, #INSEAD Women: A force beyond limits, on 29 June 2018, on our campus in Fontainebleau. The Summit culminates our yearlong celebration of five decades of women at INSEAD and reaffirms our commitment to gender balance and inclusion. The event will be highly interactive and includes keynote addresses, CEO roundtables featuring senior alumni and World Café style discussions.
More than 300 alumni have already registered for the event and we hope to see many more in the coming weeks. Register here now.