Kaihan Krippendorff is a top business strategy speaker and author of multiple business books, most recently “Outthink the Competition” (John Wiley & Sons). He is the founder of Outthinker, 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 over the past years have included the ABC TV, AIG, BNY Mellon, Citibank, Pershing, TIAA, Realogy, Microsoft, VM Ware, Johnson & Johnson, 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, and Metals Service Center Institute, GE, McDonald’s, Microsoft, L’Oreal, Nestle Purina, Kraft, and United Technologies.
Aside from being a lauded keynote speaker, Dr. Kaihan is also 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.
Dr. Kaihan holds a Master of Business Administration (Columbia Business School), a Bachelor of Science in finance (Wharton Business School), a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering (University of Pennsylvania), and a Doctorate of Science in Economics.
With a mother from Bangladesh and a father from Germany, Kaihan brings a holistic, global perspective to his topics of business strategy, strategic thinking, and innovation. He speaks three languages and has lived or spent significant periods of time in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. He lives in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife and three children.
Dr. Kaihan‘s speaking topics are:
- “Outthink the Competition”
- Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within
- “Innovating Beyond Product” or “Innovating Across 8 Dimensions”
- Strategic Acumen
- Mental Agility
- The Strategic Power of Doing Good