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In LEAP, IMD professor of management and innovation Howard Yu shows that succeeding in today’s marketplace is no longer just a matter of mastering the old copycat tactics. Despite patent filings, market dominance, and financial resources, copycat competition continues to pose an existential threat to all businesses.
How P&G made the leap from handcrafted soaps and candles to mass production, then into consumer psychology and advertising, then again, into synthetic detergents.
How Novartis and other pharma pioneers keep making money by making leaps in drug breakthroughs from chemistry to microbiology to genomics.
How a New York-based NGO Community Solutions made a leap to tackle homelessness by combining human empathy with data analytics.
How forward-thinking companies from China are leaping ahead by leveraging the emergence of ubiquitous connectivity
Howard Yu argues that, even in a future age of machine intelligence, the human ability to innovate will be the primary factor enabling companies to thrive. His advice will be invaluable to managers and CEO’s worldwide.
V. G. Govindarajan Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University, and author of New York Times bestseller Reverse Innovation
Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University, and author of New York Times bestseller Reverse Innovation
In a world driven by global competition and constant change, businesses increasingly struggle to achieve long-term success. This book is a unique source of strategic ideas that will enable complex organizations to reinvent themselves and drive sustainable growth.
Urs Rohner Chairman, Credit Suisse Group
Chairman, Credit Suisse Group
As technology’s tectonic shifts reshape how companies win, Howard Yu shows the criticality of good management today. In Leap, he’s written a valuable guide to help managers prepare their companies for long and successful lives.
Keith Ferrazzi Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and author of New York Times bestsellers Never Eat Alone and Who's got your back
Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and author of New York Times bestsellers Never Eat Alone and Who's got your back
At a time where big business is challenged by start-ups, where 100-year-old business models have run out of steam, and where you next competitor can come from a totally unrelated industry, Howard Yu offers important guidance on how to reinvent corporations and the need for top leaders to show compassion, pride, solidarity and vulnerability as organizations embark on the process. The marriage of big data and humanity can fundamentally change business. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
Poul Weihrauch Global President Petcare, Mars Inc.
Global President Petcare, Mars Inc.