Laura Huang

Founder of Project EMplify, former investment banker.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. 


Named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.


Winner of the 2020 TUM Research Excellence Award in Innovation and Leadership from Technische Universität München and the Peter Pribilla Foundation.


Studies interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace; demonstrates practical steps to take control of others’ perceptions. Research into gut feel, changing others’ perceptions of you, and adversity culminates in 13 guiding principles, essentially the 10 commandments to turning adversity into advantage. 


Former Harvard professor, investment banker, and consultant, Huang is currently a Named a “40 Under 40” Best Business School Professor by Poets & Quants. Founder of non-profit Project Emplify.


Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage;


Media picks


“Timely work on how to create your own edge and impact.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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