Howard Yu

Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker

LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School

Latest Thinking

Sleeping On A Problem Is The Best Way To Solve It

Sep 16, 2020

Never stay awake on a problem: Sleep on it

“Creativity is just connecting things,” Apple’s Steve Jobs once commented. “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it,…

Why Walmart Wants to Buy TikTok? Live Streaming E-Commerce Is The Future

Sep 07, 2020

Walmart - TikTok

A new form of e-commerce has been born in China. Video stars now promote products during the coronavirus lockdowns. The U.S. retail giant can do the same if it acquires…

Curiosity Lost? Here’s How to Stimulate It

Aug 25, 2020

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein Curiosity is the engine of achievement. It drives our knowledge forward. It tempts us into dangerous and forbidden…

Governments are Cracking Down on TikTok and WeChat. Here’s What Smart Managers Can Learn From That.

Aug 10, 2020

Businesspeople have long despised politics. But “politics” is now shaping strategy. It affects boardrooms as much as assembly lines. The Trump administration is turning up the heat on TikTok and…

The Personal And Professional Importance Of Having A Fluid Identity

Aug 03, 2020

Smart leaders read. They read a lot. Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year. Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi read 10 textbooks on one holiday. Nike founder Phil Knight…