Howard YU is a professor of management and innovation at IMD and author of the bestseller “Leap: How to thrive in a world where everything can be copied”. In his book, Howard shows that succeeding in today’s marketplace is no longer just a matter of mastering copycat tactics, companies also need to leap across knowledge disciplines, and to reimagine how a product is made or a service is delivered. This proven tactic can protect a company from being overtaken by new (and often foreign) copycat competitors.
Howard has delivered customized training programs for leading organizations including Maersk, Daimler, and Electrolux. His articles have appeared in Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, and The New York Times.
Howard Yu will join the Thinkers50 European Business Forum to explain how pioneering companies can endure and prosper in a world of constant change and inevitable copycats.
How Businesses Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied
Howard Yu 2018
The world's most succesful
visionary business thinkers
Business Model Canvas-inventor
Making strategy simple and applicable
Nestlé Professor at IMD
Helping executives become their best self by closing the knowing-doing gap
Professor at IE Business School
Teaching Intelligence Tools for the Business Professional
Professor at INSEAD
Helping thousands of global executives understand and navigate cultural differences
Asian Brand Strategist
Providing world-class business, strategy and marketing consulting
London Business School
Explaining the key thoughts of history’s greatest economists
McKinsey & Company
Explaining why China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa.
Founder & CEO of Cotential
Teaching business leaders innovative strategies that deliver results.
Explaining what our time requires from business firms and their leaders.
The China India Institute
Delivering a roadmap for understanding business challenges and opportunities in China
The Potential Project
Helping leaders enchance performance through mindfulness
Associate Partner at Strategyzer
Helping companies innovate for the future while running their core business
Author of Frugal Innovation
Doing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way
Leading China analyst
Describing how China will define our future
Senior partner at Innosight
How to leverage disruptive change and create tomorrow’s growth engine
Author of ‘Factfulness’
Fighting misconceptions and making the world understandable with reliable statistics
The China India Institute
Explaining why China and India must be the core of your global strategy