In the old days, INSEAD advertised itself as a trilingual school. French, English and – yes, German would be permitted equally in class discussions…Read More
NEW! We are delighted to debut the class notes section with the Class of MBA’75. We hope you enjoy their stories and if you would like to submit your class notes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Why destroy a good story with facts?”
Some people think facts are not enough, while others, like myself, are convinced, on the contrary, that real life is more surprising, more absurd, dramatic, funny and poetic than any invented or brushed up story.
The following events, mini-dramas and episodes happened just as they are told here. As much as possible, the stories have been confirmed, permission to quote requested, and the final wording authorised by the original source.
“Why make a good story worse by inventing details?”
Stefan Culen, Editor, Class Notes of MBA 1975
When the INSEAD programme started in September, there were still four weeks before my wife and our two daughters were scheduled to arrive. The…Read More
On a quiet winter Saturday evening dining at La Residence, the Jacques Borel of dining complete with the excellent foil-capped vintage wine, Vin de…Read More
In recorded history – in any case since INSEAD started in 1960 – there has never been a more miserable winter weather season than…Read More
It was noon on Friday, September 6th, when the sixteenth INSEAD promotion received the first documents to prepare for the coming week. In the…Read More
Provided the INSEAD address book is correct, in the fifteen years before our famous 16th Promotion there was never a participant named Koch. Probably in…Read More
It was the first weekend in February 1975, when the world of sports held its breath in view of the nerve-racking battle between the…Read More
A Viking’s advice is simple, short and works! Lars Moeller: I have no money to finance my studies here. Bertil Byskov: Neither do I. Lars: So,…Read More
Preconceptions are wrong. Preconceptions about certain nationalities are particularly wrong! Jürg Fischer was a special case. After all, our moral integrity does not permit…Read More