Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quotable Quotes

"Is there some action a government of India could take that would lead the Indian economy to grwo like Indonesia's or Egypt's? if so, what, exactly? If not, what is it about the "nature of India" that makes it so? The consequences for human welfare involved in questions like these are simply staggering: Once one starts to think about them, it is hard to think about anything else." Robert E. Lucas, Jr., 1988

I beg to differ, sir. I have started to think about them and am already distracted by blogging about my distraction.

I think its the impending exams... but you do bring up a good point. Rather than be completely consumed by said point, I am, in fact, going to take a break and walk around Fontainebleau.

Oh wait, I have exams tomorrow... back to reading...

View from our Resort in Cha Am (Dec 2010)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Still boggles my mind...

how i'm about to leave france (for the foreseeable future) so "for good" and i'm still just studying for exams and doing other random things.

whats more amazing is the random plans everyone has and the fact that even though it is a few days away that a lot will happen: 2 exams, shipping boxes to singapore, leaving france, canceling cell phone contract, housing insurance and apartment lease - we're all still making plans and doing things. nothing has stopped because, "we have a trip in a few days" - which is a mentality i used to initially have.


6 months here does a number on your priorities and efficiencies. i'm still trying to wrap my head around it. anyhow hello to all of you. i understand if you've stopped checking/reading. i wish there was an easy way to just get notifications so you read this when i actually post. actually i think there is - its something like "reader" or some such thing. i forget.

a passage through pilatus bahn

Monday, June 20, 2011

And I thought the last period was bad...

View from Hotel Du Louvre

I'm surprised at the amount of "things" going on right now. There's a Cabaret next Monday. Startup Bootcamp this past weekend where we pitched to actual Angel Investors. Another pitch for another class for New Business Ventures this Friday where we're pitching to 4 other Angel Investors for yet another course. Anyways, I've started compiling a list of things that need to be completed before I leave for Singapore.

2 weeks! July 1st I board a flight to Singapore!!! YIKES! Can't believe it has already been 6 months since I got here and am already halfway through the program about to relocate to Singapore, a city I remember visiting way back when with my family.

Lots has been learned. I apologize, as I often do, for not updating as frequently as I thought. Lots of random things going through my head and I do wish I was better about blogging on the go. Maybe I should come up with an idea to do that - no, not Twitter necessarily - but just blogging on the go. Or maybe I should just join Twitter to stay in touch with everyone. Then again, I find that something like Twitter is almost counter productive to staying in touch. I'm not so important (and neither are Kanye West and Ashton Kutcher for example) for people to hear about my every move but then again with the movement happening here, maybe Twitter would've been a more consistent way to communicate.


I will say this - Emirates Airlines has really not been too friendly. Emirates is prided for service. They say Emirates is this and that. And I don't know if I believe all that about Emirates today. I called Emirates 1800 then Paris then 1800 again and they were just not helpful. First I couldn't get any details about relocation and services they offer. Anyways, I do not feel like ranting anymore about Emirates currently but I will probably post something specifically about Emirates shortly.

Now back to work - Customer Insights paper - which is an amazing course and makes me wonder if I should pursue a PhD in Psych! New Business Ventures document and pitch this week with real venture capitalists or angel investors. Entrepreneurial Strategies in Emerging Markets final about a friend's startup in India - check it out: and finally Advertising & Social Media final presentation and compilation of viral video campaign. Oh, BTW: click here:

WooHOOOooo. Oh yeah, and Finals next week too :D

I miss all of you. Hope you are well. Get in touch!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

please watch this now!

a lot i've learned at my time here at INSEAD.

and a little something i want to share with you!

please take a look. take a moment. turn up the volume so you can hear the music :)

and if you like it, please spread the word. LIKE the video (i.e. click like) and COMMENT if you'd like to. once again final cut rocks, although this was pretty simply shot. as they do say, sometimes simple is the way to go, right?

hope you enjoy!!!