Kaihan Krippendorff is the founder of Outthinker a growth strategy consulting firm. He is a former McKinsey consultant and author of four business strategy books, most recently Outthink the Competition.

Kaihan specializes in serving financial service, technology, and retail firms who 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 has said, "Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world" and that message has made Kaihan one of the most sought-after public speakers on the topics of business, strategy, and innovation.

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, and Metals Service Center Institute.

He earned his BS in Finance from Wharton Business School, BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, MBA from Columbia Business School, 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


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Kaihan Krippendorff's Speaking Topics

  • Outthink the Competition
  • Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within
  • Innovating Beyond Product” or “Innovating Across 8 Dimensions
  • Winning the Future of Finance
  • Disrupting Retail
  • Strategic Acumen
  • Mental Agility
  • The Strategic Power of Doing Good

Kaihan Krippendorff