Howard Yu

Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker

LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School

Professor Howard Yu, author of LEAP

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Who’s Ready for Fintech? Here are Three Charts That Explain

Dec 02, 2020

Who’s Ready for Fintech Here are Three Charts That Explain

Fintech is All the Rage 2020 has been a year for fintech innovation. And the big accelerant has been COVID-19. When people shop at home, electronic payments take off. When…

How To Think Clearly During The Pandemic? Downplay Your Identity

Nov 20, 2020

How to Think Clearly During the Pandemic? Downplay Your Previous Identities

Opinions. Everyone’s got one. Here is one revelation for me about COVID-19: Your personal opinions can be easily swayed by your identities. We act not on facts—rather, we choose our…

Why Your Company Emphasizes Experimentation When Shared Priorities Should Come First

Nov 17, 2020

Why Your Company Emphasizes Experimentation When Shared Priorities Should Come First

Strategy is about making tradeoffs. Without making tough choices, a team ends up making a millimeter of progress in a million directions. The only way to win is to generate…

Here’s Why Your Company Can Easily Hire The Wrong Person To Lead A New Business

Nov 10, 2020

Here’s Why Your Company Can Easily Hire The Wrong Person To Lead A New Business

Be very careful that the person in charge of a new business is responsible for its immediate need, not the forecast.  Everyone knows the impetus for growth. Every company wants…

A Blockbuster IPO Delays, What Happens To Fintech And Ant Exactly?

Nov 05, 2020

Ant-Financial

Clarity matters, especially during turbulent times. Almost buried in the main news this week is the world’s largest stock listing getting shut down right before its launch. Ant Group, the financial technology…