Strategy and Innovation Expert
Kaihan Krippendorff is one of the most in-demand business speakers in the world. A bestselling author, internationally recognized thought-leader, and a sought-after strategic advisor, Kaihan is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. Through his innovative keynotes, Kaihan shows organizations and individuals how to thrive in today’s era of fast-paced, disruptive technological change.
Kaihan was recently named to the prestigious Thinkers50 “Radar Class of 2019,” which showcases 30 emerging leaders to watch. He is currently the founder of Outthinker, a growth strategy and innovation consulting firm, and The Outthinker Network, an invitation-only group of high-level strategists and innovators for large $1 billion+ organizations. Kaihan is also a consultant with Wharton Executive Education, a faculty member of Florida International University, and a lecturer at business schools throughout the United States and around the world.
An accomplished author, Kaihan has written four books on business strategy, growth, and transformation, with his most recent being Outthink the Competition. For his forthcoming book, The Employee Innovator: Driving Innovation From Within, Kaihan researched and interviewed more than 150 innovators and leaders from nearly every industry.
As a speaker and consultant, Kaihan’s clients include ABC TV, Citibank, Pershing, Realogy, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, the Young Presidents’ Organization, Harvard Business Review, Nestle Purina, Kraft, and more. He is also regularly featured in key business media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Time, Fox Business, Fast Company, PBS, and Bloomberg Radio.
Kaihan earned a Master of Business Administration at Columbia Business School and London Business School, a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Doctorate of Science in Economics.