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Kaihan Krippendorff

Renowned Business Strategist, Best-Selling Author of Outthink the Competition, and Popular Fast Company Blogger
  • Former McKinsey consultant who has trained over 6,000 executives and entrepreneurs
  • Strategic advisor to top corporations including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and Citibank
  • High-energy speaker who customizes talks on “outthinking” the competition
  • Shares tactics for developing new and creative approaches to old problems
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InnovationEntrepreneurshipSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthDecision MakingCorporate CultureAuthors

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a top business strategy speaker and the best-selling author of multiple business books, including his most recent book, Outthink the Competition. A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, he is the founder of Outthinker, a popular blogger who authors of one of the most read columns on, and a sought-after strategic advisor to a growing roster of leading businesses and corporations including ABC, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, and Citibank. He is a recognized expert on innovation, business strategy, and creativity who frequently appears on television and in key business media outlets including Fox Business, NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, and more. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Krippendorff customizes his speeches to the industry and audience at hand and shares a detailed roadmap for “outthinking” the competition based on new, creative approaches to age-old problems.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohammad Yunus said that Kaihan “shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world.” This message has made him one of the most in-demand business strategy speakers in the world. Past keynote clients including the Consumer Technology Association, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Harvard Business Review, and Wharton Business School. He conducts in-house, private talks for companies such as GE, McDonald’s, Kraft, and more, and he has co-headlined conferences with Jack Welch, Robin Sharma, and Tony Sheih among other leading speakers. Kaihan has trained over 6,000 executives and entrepreneurs in his unique business strategy approach. As Shannon Wallis, the global director of leadership programs at Microsoft said, “Kaihan’s groundbreaking work on strategy development changes the game for organizations facing an increasingly competitive environment.”

Kaihan is a consultant with Wharton Executive Education, a faculty member of Florida International University, a visiting professor of design strategy at Parsons School of Design, and a guest lecturer at business schools throughout the U.S. and internationally. With a mother from Bangladesh and a father from Germany, Kaihan brings a holistic, global perspective to his speeches. He speaks three languages and has lived or spent significant periods of time in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific.

Kaihan is also the author of three bestsellers: The Art of the Advantage, Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile, and The Way of Innovation. He earned a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School, a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton Business School, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Doctorate of Science in Economics. 

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