Chengwei Liu is Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science and Course Director of EMBA Programmes at Warwick Business School, UK.
Chengwei is an expert on executive decision making and strategizing. He turns decision biases on their head and teaches executives (a) how to gain advantage by exploiting competitors’ predictable biases and mistakes; (b) how to “nudge” leaders and stakeholders to improve decision making; (c) how to engineer diversity within organizations and their ecosystem to enhance creativity and innovation. Chengwei also studies the role of luck in business and his forthcoming book (2019) elaborates how leaders can maximize the return on luck by avoiding being fooled by randomness and to take advantage of the ways others mistake luck for skill.
Trained as an economist in National Taiwan University, Chengwei obtained his PhD at University of Cambridge and taught at University of Oxford, National University of Singapore, Peking University and Boston University. His work is featured in leading academic journals and Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, New York Times, Financial Times, the Times, Forbes, Psychology Today, Der Spiegel, and the BBC. Chengwei has won six teaching awards since 2012.