Howard Yu

Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker

LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School

Professor Howard Yu, author of LEAP

Latest Thinking

How Lazy Thinking Leads to Outdated Values and Causes a Corporate Meltdown

May 12, 2021

Diverse business partners arguing

Imagine you’ve spent two decades built up a remarkable organization. It’s small, but beautiful, with about 60 employees in total. The company has always been laser-focused on its service offerings.…

Two Charts That Show Some Conflicts in Top Leadership Are a Good Thing

May 05, 2021

Business people talking in meeting

I recently came across this company mission statement. I am copying it here verbatim. “To operate the best omni-channel specialty retail business in America, helping both our customers and booksellers…

Three Charts That Show Why Andy Jassy Is Great As Amazon’s CEO

Apr 29, 2021

AWS CEO Andy Jassy who will become Amazon's next CEO. The company announced in Feb that Jeff Bezos would step down

Identity leads to action. A company with a strong identity, when backed by the ability to deliver, tends to win. Few identities are clearer and more specific than that of…

How Asia’s Ride-Hailing Giant Debunks 3 Startup Myths

Apr 22, 2021

Anthony Tan, co-founder and chief executive officer of Grab, sits for a photograph

This article was first published in Forbes. We tell ourselves that entrepreneurship is the fairest game in business. The smartest and hardest working entrepreneur wins. Our society tolerates and justifies…

What Is More Exciting Than Coinbase’s IPO in the Crypto World?

Apr 15, 2021

visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency Bitcoin and a dollar bill

Gold is valuable. Pawnshops are not. When a new investment opportunity bursts onto the scene, people sometimes get confused between the value of an asset and the value of the…