Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a top business strategy and innovation expert, keynote speaker, consultant and author of four books on business strategy and innovation, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley & Sons) with a fifth book, The Employee Innovator: Driving Innovation From Within set to be published in early 2019 by Columbia University Press. He is the founder of Outthinker (a growth strategy and innovation consulting firm), a popular blogger, and a sought-after strategic advisor to a growing roster of leading businesses and corporations that recognize the need to move away from traditional linear models to embrace agile, digital strategies for the accelerating world. His clients include ABC TV, AIG, BNY Mellon, Citibank, Pershing, TIAA, Realogy, Microsoft, VM Ware, and Johnson & Johnson.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus said, “Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world.” This message has made Kaihan one of the most in-demand business strategy speakers in the world.
His keynote clients over the past year have included the Consumer Electronics Association, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Harvard Business Review, Wharton Business School, National Restaurant Association, Produce Marketing Association, FORTUNE Growth Summit, Young Presidents’ Organization, Entrepreneurs' Organization, Institute for Management Studies, American Gear Manufacturers Association, Precision Machined Products Association, American Bar Association, Metals Service Center Institute, United Technologies, the American Chemical Society, the Tag and Label Manufacturers Association, the Electro Federation, the Securities Industry Institute, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
He conducts in-house, private talks for F500 companies in nearly every industry. Recent keynotes include GE, Cisco, VMware, McDonald’s, Microsoft, L’Oreal, Nestle Purina, Kraft, TIAA, and United Technologies. He has co-headlined conferences with Jack Welch, Robin Sharma, Stephen M. R. Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Tony Sheih, and Daniel Pink among other leading speakers.
Kaihan is a consultant with Wharton Executive Education, faculty member of Florida International University, teacher of design strategy at Parsons School of Design, and a lecturer at business schools throughout the US and internationally.
Kaihan has been featured in key business media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fox Business, Fast Company, PBS, and Bloomberg Radio.
He earned a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School, a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton Business School, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Doctorate of Science in Economics.
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We invited Kaihan to address a global body of our top talent. He delivers cutting edge business concepts with his own unique tools in a way that inspires leaders to think differently. His professional approach, innovative concepts and deep knowledge of strategy holds up against the most sophisticated and experienced audiences.” – Robert Cancalosi, Director of Global Customer Leadership, GE