Strategist and consultant Kaihan Krippendorff helps companies to 'Out think the competition' Author of four books relating to the creating strategies to make companies stand out from competitors, Kaihan Krippendorff is an adept conference speaker.
Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff, founder of Outthinker, a growth strategy consulting firm, is a sought-after speaker and facilitator in a number of fields, including business strategy, disruptive growth strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and corporate entrepreneurship. He is a former McKinsey consultant and author of four business strategy books, most recently Outthink the Competition.
Kaihan specializes in serving ambitious firms who recognize they have a linear organization in a world that increasingly demands an agile strategy. His clients include ABC TV, AIG, BNY Mellon, Citibank, Pershing, TIAA, Realogy, Microsoft, VM Ware, and Johnson & Johnson.
An active blogger and writer, his work has been featured in key business media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fox Business, Fast Company, PBS, and Bloomberg Radio. As Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus has said, "Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world".
Based on his most recent book, ‘Outthink the Competition’, Kaihan delivers a set of proven business strategy tools he has used with more than 300 clients to create innovative growth ideas, ideas that increase revenue, profit, and the trajectory of your career. He also discusses ‘Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within’, arguing that intrapreneurs – employees who incubate new businesses within corporations – have had a far greater impact on the world.
In his keynote ‘Winning the Future of Finance’, Kaihan uses first-hand experience and actionable insights to present a compelling vision of the future world of financial services and leaves the audience with tools and an approach to develop a strategy to succeed in the 21st century; while in ‘Disrupting Retail’, he explores how the retail and apparel industries today are also undergoing a rapid, historic transformation.
In his presentation ‘Innovating Beyond Product’, Kaihan takes you through engaging examples from a broad array of industries such as Urban Outfitters in apparel, IKEA in furniture, VMware in technology, SpaceX in space launch vehicles, MasterCard in payments, and Vistaprint in printing services, showing how companies that outperform their competition seek disruptive innovation across eight dimensions (8Ps):
‘Strategic Acumen’ is a motivating presentation will help your company to develop leaders ready to navigate the unpredictable changes of the rapidly evolving business landscape; while ‘Mental Agility’ allows Kaihan to share insights from his study of more than 200 successful innovators, showing the key practices that distinguishes those with high mental agility from the rest of the pack. He also speaks on ‘The Strategic Power of Doing Good’ which shows how the idea goes beyond social responsibility, which points us toward removing the idea that doing good and making profit are inconsistent.
Working with Kaihan is easy and straightforward with no surprises. He strives to exceed expectations for every speech or workshop he gives. Anyone that has worked with Kaihan will mention the great lengths he will go to in order to customize his talk to your industry and carefully select material that will resonate with the audience.
His speaking topics include:
- Outthink the Competition
- Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within
- Winning the Future of Finance
- Disrupting Retail
- Innovating Beyond Product/Innovating Across 8 Dimensions
- Strategic Acumen
- Mental Agility
- The Strategic Power of Doing Good