Yusaku Takeda is a doctoral student in the Management program at Harvard Business School.
Yusaku's interests lie in dynamic interactions among shared beliefs, shared values, and organizational capabilities, as well as their interplay with leadership roles. He is also interested in social processes of justifying beliefs within organizations and its implication on business strategy.
Yusaku earned a B.A. with honors from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University as a Freeman scholar in 2014. He studied philosophy, government, economics, and modern history, and conducted an independent research project on Japanese business organizations in the post-WWII period. Before joining HBS, he worked as a research assistant to Professor Emeritus Ikujiro Nonaka at Hitotsubashi University's Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in Japan. He conducted research on how to promote organizational knowledge creation, as well as ways in which the organization identifies, combines, and mobilizes existing knowledge.
He holds a second-degree black belt in Judo and is a former Connecticut state champion.