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Howard H. Yu

LEGO Professor of Management & Innovation at IMD Business School

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Howard H. Yu Biography

Howard H. Yu is the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School, located in Switzerland. In addition to his professorship, he leads the Center for Future Readiness, which was launched with support from the LEGO Brand Group in 2020. He also serves as the Director of the Advanced Management Program (AMP), a three-week executive course, and co-directs the Strategy for Future Readiness program.

In 2018, he earned a place on the Thinkers50 Radar list of thirty management thinkers "most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led." This recognition was followed by the prestigious Thinkers50 Strategy Award in 2023, a testament to his substantial contributions to management strategy and future readiness. Earlier in his career, in 2015, Yu was selected by Poets&Quants as one of "The World's Top 40 Business Professors Under 40."

Yu's work extends beyond the classroom, delivering tailored training to global companies such as ABB, Bosch, the LEGO Group, Novo Nordisk, Electrolux, Heineken, Maersk, and others. His significant work with the LEGO Group was distinguished with an EFMD Gold Award for organizational development and a Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for advancing learning strategies and competencies development in 2023.

As an author, Yu penned "LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied," a guide to reimagining products in a unique way, published in 2018. This work garnered multiple awards, including an Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal and the strategy+business Best Business Book award. His insights have also been showcased in esteemed journals such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and his case studies have won several awards from the European Foundation for Management Development and The Case Centre.

Before his illustrious academic career, Yu worked as a banker in Hong Kong. He joined IMD in 2011 after receiving his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School. Yu's perspectives are regularly sought by media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, and the BBC, further establishing his influence in the field.

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  • What topics does Howard H. Yu speak about?

    Howard H. Yu is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Leadership Speakers, Professors, University Speakers.
  • Where does Howard H. Yu travel from?

    Howard H. Yu generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Howard H. Yu for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard H. Yu for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Howard H. Yu or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Howard H. Yu Biography

Howard H. Yu is the LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School, located in Switzerland. In addition to his professorship, he leads the Center for Future Readiness, which was launched with support from the LEGO Brand Group in 2020. He also serves as the Director of the Advanced Management Program (AMP), a three-week executive course, and co-directs the Strategy for Future Readiness program.

In 2018, he earned a place on the Thinkers50 Radar list of thirty management thinkers "most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led." This recognition was followed by the prestigious Thinkers50 Strategy Award in 2023, a testament to his substantial contributions to management strategy and future readiness. Earlier in his career, in 2015, Yu was selected by Poets&Quants as one of "The World's Top 40 Business Professors Under 40."

Yu's work extends beyond the classroom, delivering tailored training to global companies such as ABB, Bosch, the LEGO Group, Novo Nordisk, Electrolux, Heineken, Maersk, and others. His significant work with the LEGO Group was distinguished with an EFMD Gold Award for organizational development and a Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for advancing learning strategies and competencies development in 2023.

As an author, Yu penned "LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied," a guide to reimagining products in a unique way, published in 2018. This work garnered multiple awards, including an Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal and the strategy+business Best Business Book award. His insights have also been showcased in esteemed journals such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and his case studies have won several awards from the European Foundation for Management Development and The Case Centre.

Before his illustrious academic career, Yu worked as a banker in Hong Kong. He joined IMD in 2011 after receiving his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School. Yu's perspectives are regularly sought by media outlets, including Bloomberg, CNBC, and the BBC, further establishing his influence in the field.

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  • Microsoft a top tech innovator, says IMD
    Howard Yu, professor of management and innovation at IMD, discusses the organization's Future Readiness Indicator 2023, which highlights companies...

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  • How do I book Howard H. Yu to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Howard H. Yu for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Howard H. Yu, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Howard H. Yu or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Howard H. Yu

    Speaking fees for Howard H. Yu, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Howard H. Yu are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Howard H. Yu, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Howard H. Yu speak about?

    Howard H. Yu is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Leadership Speakers, Professors, University Speakers.
  • Where does Howard H. Yu travel from?

    Howard H. Yu generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Howard H. Yu’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Howard H. Yu for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard H. Yu for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Howard H. Yu or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Howard H. Yu is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Howard H. Yu for your event is available upon request. Howard H. Yu generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joseph Stiglitz, Brian Gunia, Andy Molinsky, Christopher Voss and Anne Morriss. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Howard H. Yu for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Microsoft a top tech innovator, says IMD
    Howard Yu, professor of management and innovation at IMD, discusses the organization's Future Readiness Indicator 2023, which highlights companies demonstrating major innovation in the tech, pharma...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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