Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author, and Consultant
Kaihan Krippendorff is a strategist, speaker, consultant, and best-selling author of four books, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley, 2012). A former consultant with McKinesy & Company, he now writes one of the most popular blogs on FastCompany.com, “Outthinkers”, and is recognized expert on innovation, strategy, and creativity, appearing in key business media outlets including Fox Business, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, and more.
He has trained over 6,000 executives and entrepreneurs in his unique strategy approach, The Outthinker Process ®, and works with the leadership teams of a growing number of leading corporations including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, L’Oreal, United Technologies, Kraft, and Experian to design innovative business strategies that disrupt markets and unlock new growth.
A sought after keynote speaker, he is also a regular lecturer for Wharton Executive Education and Harvard Business School Press as well as a guest faculty member for select business schools through the US and Latin America.
Kaihan earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School, a BSE in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a BSE in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering.
He lives in Greenwich, CT (just outside of New York City) with his wife and three children. He is fluent in English and Spanish with conversational command of German.
“Kaihan shows that with a bold idea anyone can change the world.”
- Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
“Kaihan's groundbreaking work on strategy development changes the game for organizations facing an increasingly competitive environment."
- Shannon Wallis, Global Director, Leadership Programs, Microsoft
“He delivers cutting edge business concepts with his own unique tools in a way that inspires leaders to think differently.”
- Robert Cancalosi, Chief Learning Officer, GE Healthcare
"We've exposed thousands of executives of growth firms around the world to Kaihan Krippendorff's concrete and practical stratagems for dealing with competitive threats and he's been universally well received by our tough and discerning audiences."
- Verne Harnish, CEO Gazelles Inc., Founder Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Author "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits"