Transforming Adversity into Competitive Edge with HBS Professor Laura Huang


HBS Professor | INSEAD MBA | Author of Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage

In this podcast you will learn

1.Specific suggestions to transform negative perceptions, bias and adversity into competitive advantage

2.How to make a super awkward meeting with Elon Musk into one of the most productive discussions

3.Unexplored nuances of gender and accent when it comes to promotion and career advancement

Laura Huang is a Professor at Harvard Business School. She has spent her academic career studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. She is the author of Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage, and the creator of the Princess Heroes book series for young girls.

Previously, she held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management, for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She received an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.