Meet your Program Director

Professor Howard Yu guides participants through their Future Readiness Strategy learning journey. Insightful and highly energetic, Professor Yu seeks to show the world how to keep one step ahead of the game in business. His research focuses on disruptive innovation and why and how companies go about producing it.

Shortlisted by Thinkers50 for the Innovation Distinguished Achievement Award, and named by Poets and Quants as one of the “Best 40 under 40” professors, Professor Yu is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and The New York Times.

He is the author of the award-winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

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Articles by Howard Yu
When the business landscape shifts

When you start late, it's a good time for unorthodox solutions.

Important considerations

Test whether your organization is doing what it takes to be future-ready.

Looking ahead

Business trends likely to preoccupy international executives over the coming months.

Future readiness

One way to understand the pandemic’s impact is seeing how it speeds up business trends. These trends are neither seasonal nor cyclical.


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