In today's competitive environment where latecomers can replicate almost any product or service for less, and where expert intuition and market intelligence have been overtaken by machine algorithms, companies can no longer just be very good at what they do. They need to leap to new knowledge disciplines. The best leap repeatedly. And it's the combination of two skills--mastery of the old and the new--that empowers them with the best competitive advantage.
To discover how some companies not only survive but thrive for centuries, strategy expert Howard Yu identifies key trends from business history, skillfully extracting timeless lessons and applying them to today. He illustrates how managers can look to leverage technological shifts, increasingly ubiquitous connectivity, smart machines, and managerial creativity--in order to leap forward. Ultimately, Leap is a playbook for the future that shows how pioneering players can thrive by rethinking their businesses, their relationships with customers, and the very reasons they exist.
Howard Yu’s excellent new book answers the most fundamental question in business – how do we survive over the long term through thoughtful adaptation? Leap shows you how to go about deliberately thinking about adapting your business and investigates the forces of technology and today’s global market realities that companies must either adapt to thrive or ignore at their peril. Every leader can benefit from the wisdom found in this book.
Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
Executive Chairman, LEGO brand group