Meet your Program Director

Insightful and highly-energetic, Professor Yu's research focuses on innovation, 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 one of the “Best 40 under 40” professors, Howard is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and The New York Times.

This online program is based on Howard's multi-award winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

Among the many industries that Professor Yu has investigated – ranging from healthcare, automobile and heavy machinery to fast-moving consumer goods – he has also traced the evolution of the global PC industry, including the top three motherboard makers and laptop manufacturers worldwide. The resultant paper, titled "Leopards sometimes change their spots: How established firms can transform themselves," won the prestigious best paper award at the Israel Strategy Conference.

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Latest publications

Companies like P&G need to adapt to compete with the likes of Amazon.

How WeChat became Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Zynga, Instagram, and Apple Pay all wrapped up in one.

Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.

The current development of A.I. (artificial intelligence) can be likened to the early years of electricity when it replaced steam power in manufacturing. 

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