- Juan Mijares,
Regional Director of Strategy, Wal-Mart
Kaihan helps ambitious entrepreneurs, companies, and innovators outthink the competition through his dedicated consulting firm, Outthinker (www.out-thinker.com). This New York city-based business and capital advisory firm help clients uncover innovative strategic options that maximize long-term shareholder value, from market entry to M&A. Through rigorous competitive analytics, tailored advisory work, and intelligent financing strategies, we help companies and investors make strategic choices that will accelerate growth and put their resources to better use. Sample client comment: “Using the [Outthinker] process created an entirely different way of solving business problems. It was as though someone suddenly opened the floodgate; there was a whole new flow of ideas and energy.” – Fortune 500 Country Manager
With a strategy off-site followed by a series of coaching sessions, Kaihan and his team help clients clarify their long-term goals, generated multiple strategies for achieving their goals, rapidly focus on a few high-potential options, and validate and execute the best ones.
Strategic intervention clients include Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, and the Trade Station Group, among others.
Case study: a mid-sized pharmaceutical company was facing flat growth held down by deteriorating regulatory and competitive environments. We involved nearly 100 employees in a process to generate new growth options, prioritize the highest-potential ones, develop execution plans, and build a tracking system to continually monitor progress. The company focused on the product-market segments in which it could win, partnered to expand production capabilities abroad, and began growing faster than the market.
After gathering competitive and market intelligence, we apply a proprietary strategy design methodology during a one to three-day off-site to help management rapidly agree on an aspiration, conceive of strategic options, and reach “strategic clarity” so that they know what they must focus on to win.
Off-site clients include Hewlett Packard, Starbucks, Fidelity Investments, Abiomed, and Right Management, among others.
Case study: a division of a major multinational was struggling to accelerate growth. As its service was being commoditized by new competitors, the division found it increasingly difficult to differentiate itself. We conducted a one-day off-site during which the leadership team generated over 50 new ways to disrupt their competition. One of these proved to be a "winning move" which tripled revenues within three years. The division's leaders were soon recognized by their global peers as innovators.