Kaihan Krippendorff

Founder, Outthinker

Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is the founder of Outthinker, a former McKinsey & Co. consultant and author of four business strategy books, most recently Outthink the Competition. A sought-after keynote speaker, recognized expert and popular blogger on the topics of strategy and innovation, he is helping a growing cadre of leading companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, TIAA-CREF and BNY Mellon prepare themselves to compete in a digital, agile, purpose-driven future.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus said, “Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world,” and that message lies at the heart of Kaihan’s strategic approach.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Program, Kaihan has spent more than a decade studying the intersection of language, technology, and innovation to drive competitive advantage. 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 Doctorate of Science in Economics from Abo Akademi.

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