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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Industry-specific insights

IMD's Center for Future Readiness analyzed top companies by revenue across four sectors.

What is future readiness?

As the world becomes more uncertain, future readiness is even more important.

Technology sector

As tech giants search for the next big thing, who are the likely winners and losers?

Responding to disruption

COVID-19 is forcing corporations into radical transformation. The Future Readiness Indicator shows who is winning.


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