Howard Yu

Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker

LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School

Professor Howard Yu, author of LEAP

Latest Thinking

When You Shouldn’t Keep Your Options Open for Innovation

Oct 28, 2020

Big companies have everything they need to innovate. They have R&D labs. They can hire talent. They buy startups. But all of that is the easy part. The issue is…

“Be prepared” Is A Good Motto For Companies

Oct 21, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has shown that firms who bounce back first are the ones who have embraced digital transformation. Chance favors the prepared. And that includes times of crisis. One…

Not Excited About The New iPhone 12? Apple Is Prepared

Oct 15, 2020

New iPhone 12

Originally published on Forbes Apple brought all its usual glamor to the unveiling of its latest iPhones 12 on Oct 13. There was breathless exclamation over new colors. There were speeches…

Here’s Why You Should Watch Ant Group’s IPO: The Hottest Startup in the World

Oct 06, 2020

Ant Group’s IPO

There is no point in looking at e-commerce without mentioning Amazon. By the same token, there is no point in looking at the fintech scene without mentioning Ant Group. Yes,…

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,…