- Professor Yip was inducted in 2020 into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame for the most distinguished management thinkers. Others include Peter Drucker and Michael Porter.
- Is the author of Total Global Strategy (1992 and 2012), published in ten languages, co-author of two books on China innovation (2016 and 2019) and co-author of book Strategic Transformation (2013).
- Has spoken at conferences held by Business Week, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes, Fortune, and World Economic Forum.
- Keynote speaker for Google, McKinsey, Microsoft, National Australia Bank, Nestlé, Nissan, Nokia, Philips, San Miguel, Singapore Airlines, Sony and many other top companies.
- His media appearances include BBC, CNN, China Global Television Network, etc.
- China innovation
While China has long had a reputation for imitation, Chinese companies are now starting to innovate. This talk explains what Chinese companies do and what non-Chinese companies can learn.
- Internationalization strategies for companies from emerging economies
How to identify bases of competitive advantage and use innovation for going international. How to evolve over time the international strategy and organisation of the company.
- Strategic transformation and organizational intelligence
Companies find really difficult is to make radical changes or strategic transformations that change the existing business model. Also, to execute strategic transformation, leaders need to motivate an organization of thousands or hundreds of thousands to embrace and implement the change strategies.
- Managing global customers
Multinational companies no longer buy on a country-by-country basis, but increasingly on a global basis. The talk provides a systematic framework for developing and implementing global customer management programs.
George is an outstanding speaker who has talked to top management groups and forums all over the world. In his talks, he brings a unique combination of his Asian background, British eloquence and humour, and American expertise (including having been one of Michael Porter’s first doctoral students at Harvard Business School). He also blends academic rigor with business pragmatism, and draws on many company examples.