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Dear IMD Alumni,


We are delighted to invite you to a dinner event with Professor Howard Yu from IMD on July 15, 2019. Professor Howard Yu will give a talk about his best-selling book: “LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied. The event is also a celebration on the Chinese version of LEAP to be launched the same week, as part of Howard’s book tour to Taipei.

Despite patent filings, market dominance, and financial resources, copycat competition continues to pose an existential threat to all businesses, even in Silicon Valley. How can a business shield itself from copycats? In a book of narrative history and practical strategy, Howard shows that succeeding today is no longer just a matter of mastering the old tactics; companies also need to continue the discovery process, harnessing new strategies and advancements in technology while leveraging shifts in the marketplace. He identifies five fundamental principles that allow companies to make a leap and stay successful. He illustrates them with historical narratives that span a wide range of industries, countries, and eras—from textiles to pianos, from pharmaceuticals to digital apps, from Greenville, South Carolina and New York City to Basel and Tokyo, and from the 19th century to the imminent future.

LEAP has been selected among “the top 3 business book on strategy in 2018” by strategy +business and also the “10 Best Business Books of 2018” by Inc. magazine. Howard was shortlisted for the 2017 Thinkers50 Innovation Award, and in 2018 appeared on the Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”

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Professor Howard Yu is the author of LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied, LEGO professor of management and innovation at the prestigious IMD Business School in Switzerland, and director of IMD’s signature Advanced Management Program (AMP), a three-week executive course. He delivers customized training programs for major global companies, including ASML, Mars, Maersk, Electrolux, Daimler, Sanofi, Novartis and others. A native of Hong Kong with a doctoral degree from Harvard Business School, he writes regularly for Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and the South China Morning Post. Video of Howard interviewing with the BBC here.

He is a two-time (2013 and 2015) prize-winning case writer awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)—Europe’s largest network association in the field of management development, with more than eight hundred member organizations. More recently, Yu was awarded for his work in the “outstanding case writer on the hot topic Big Data—Risks and Opportunities” category at the 2017 Case Centre Awards, which are called the business school Oscars by the Financial Times. He was shortlisted for the 2017 Thinkers50 Innovation Award, and then in 2018, appeared on the Thinkers50 Radar list, of 30 management thinkers “most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.”

His teaching and research collaboration with organizations in Asia includes China’s TravelSky, China Resources, COFCO, and Tencent; Japan’s Nitto and Recruit Holdings; Singapore’s Temasek. His work in Europe includes ASML, Daimler, Bosch, Electrolux, LEGO, Sanofi, and Novartis. Professor Yu received his doctoral degree in management from Harvard Business School. Prior to his doctorate, he worked in the banking industry in Hong Kong.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, July 15,2019

Venue: The Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Location: 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

Fee: $520 (includes three-course dinner and drink)

Total Fee: with online Eventbrite charge: $540.75

Registration: Please register and pay online at https://leap-booktour2019.eventbrite.hk

Please register by Monday, July 8, 2019. Partners and friends are welcome, if seating permits. Limited number of seats are available. Please contact our club at hong_kong@alumni.imd.org , if you have any questions.

Ticket is non-refundable.

Event Program:

18:30-19:00: Registration

19:00 – 20:30: Presentation by Professor Howard Yu and Q&A

20:30 – 22:30 Dinner and Networking

We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

IMD Alumni Club of Hong Kong

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The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong

2 Lower Albert Road

Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong

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