Today the students had a thought-provoking lecture from Professor Subi Rangan about societal progress. He asked them a lot of questions that had no “right” answer, allowing them to collaborate with their peers and understand different opinions. The professor asked them 3 questions at the beginning of the lecture that he continuously referred back to throughout the day: what is your dream, what is the design, and what is your role/contribution? The students got into groups and discussed these questions together. Once they were back in the classroom, they shared what they had agreed on and one of the most recurring themes was that of education; students agreed that educating the population and bridging the gap between leaders and their people could lead to an improved life.
When asked what she thought about the lecture, Alexandra, who comes to us all the way from Russia, said “The most important is that the lecture opened our eyes onto the current situation in the world; the lecture was very life relatable. The professor encouraged us to collaborate with him, as well as try out the team work. This is amazingly interesting and it is a useful application of what we have learned. The professor showed us that the business is not just about selfishness of pursuing profit as the main goal of the firm, but that making an impact is very vital and necessary, especially nowadays.” She finished by adding “For me, the lecture was really interesting. Before, I never ever would have thought of business in such a way.”
After a break which included a table football tournament, Summer@INSEAD alumnus and Youtube influencer Hugo Posay came to speak to the students. He went into detail about how he made his own business, how he uses his platform to work with larger corporations, and he even encouraged students to make sure their social media platforms were private and secure. Hugo often referred back to Subi Rangan’s lecture because of the impact it has had on his work ethic. Students were very interested in knowing how he chooses who to work with and he stuck to his belief that it is important to work with people who are in line with your personal morals.
After a Q&A session and dinner, the students got to partake in Quiz Night! The question topics ranged from music, film and TV, sports, and riddles. The room was full of confusion and laughter, providing an enjoyable end to a busy day once again !