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