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Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff

Keynote Speaker: Best-Selling Author of "Outthink the Competition," Popular Fast Company Blogger & Renowned Business Strategist

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Kaihan Krippendorff Biography

Kaihan Krippendorff is the CEO of Outthinker Networks, a global think-tank of chief strategy and innovation executives shaping the future of business. A sought-after keynote speaker, Krippendorff is recognized by Global Gurus and Thinkers50 as one of the top 30 global thinkers in strategy and innovation. His work helps organizations generate breakthrough ideas that drive transformation and growth in our accelerated world of change.

Leveraging skills and experience from McKinsey and Company with rigorous research of emerging trends, Krippendorff designs practical business tools that he delivers through engaging and hands-on experiences. He is an innovation catalyst to business leaders and CXOs of some of the world’s most admired companies. To date, his work has generated over $2.5B in new annual revenue for clients that include Aetna-CVS, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, IBM, and Yahoo.

A prolific writer, Krippendorff has published five books including the bestsellers Outthink the Competition and Driving Innovation from Within. Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynotes, workshops, ongoing research, and writing, Krippendorff still finds time to teach for Wharton Executive Education, Florida International University, and New York University; host the Outthinkers podcast; and play an active role on two corporate advisory boards.

He holds a doctorate in strategy and has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia Business School, and London Business School. With a mother from Bangladesh, father from Germany, and wife from Latin America, Krippendorff is a global citizen who brings a holistic, diverse, and worldly perspective to everything he does.

He is a passionate cook and lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, three kids, two cats, and a dog.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has said, "Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world," and that message has made Krippendorff one of the most sought- after business speakers in the world.

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Kaihan Krippendorff Speaking Topics

Outthink the Competition: A proven framework for designing breakthrough growth strategies

We live in an accelerated age of technology, disruption, volatility, and uncertainty. It demands that we lead our teams and organizations in radically new ways. We need to leverage creative problem-solving to innovate and do more with less.

Globally ranked management thinker Kaihan Krippendorff has studied and analyzed the strategies of thousands of companies to uncover how they were able to beat competitors to lead across industries and markets. In this entertaining, interactive, and practical keynote, Kaihan will teach you the creative secrets of companies that outperform. He will guide you through his 4th Option® IDEAS Framework, a learnable and repeatable process for generating strategic breakthrough ideas, innovations, and business models to drive growth and keep you relevant in the future.

Detailed in his best-selling book, Outthink the Competition, Kaihan’s 4th Option® IDEAS Framework and tools have been used in hundreds of companies ranging from high-growth startups to industry-leading public and private global corporations. Ninety-five percent of leadership teams that have enlisted Kaihan’s guidance through IDEAS report having at least one transformative idea to take action on and to date have generated in excess of $2.5B in new annual recurring revenue.

In this keynote, Kaihan will entertain and engage your audience members with stories and cases customized for your company. They’ll walk away with rigorously researched practical tools they can apply to find their 4th Option®.

The audience will leave with:

  • A proven framework for growth & innovation, the 4th Option IDEAS Process
  • The top five moves of the Outthinker Playbook
  • A simple tool to avoid killing off “crazy” (valuable) ideas and turn them into winning moves
  • A common language and energized mindset that enables and encourages innovation throughout the organization

A program for leaders & teams who want to:

  • In need of delivering faster growth
  • Seeking ways to overcome heavy competition and disruptors
  • Looking for a repeatable process to drive innovation and unleash creative thinking
  • Worried they will not keep up with the pace of change ?

Driving Innovation from Within: Turn employees into Intrapreneurs and accelerate transformation

In our accelerated world of technology and disruption, the benefits of turning employees into Intrapreneurs are well documented. Companies that treat their people as Intrapreneurs have innovation infused into their DNA. Transformation becomes a toned muscle and capability that can be exercised repeatedly as needed. Best-selling author and globally ranked innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff’s research shows companies with active Intrapreneur networks are 3X more likely to be in the top quintile of financial performance and enjoy a 2.5X advantage in their ability to recruit and retain top talent.

The IN-OVATE framework provides a specific and practical approach to turn your employees into Intrapreneurs, and build capacity for enterprise-wide transformation and smart innovation.

In this inspiring, timely, and high-impact keynote, Kaihan shows how organizations can unlock the power of Intrapreneurship, and how you, the individual Intrapreneur, can navigate barriers, overcome resistance, and take the initiative to drive transformation across your organization.

The audience will leave with:

  • A framework to identify and overcome the seven blockers of innovation
  • The six characteristics, mindsets, and habits of successful Intrapreneurs
  • Appreciation and understanding of the human side of innovation and how to spread Intrapreneurship across the organization
  • Inspiring and memorable stories to fuel their Intrapreneurial journey

A program for leaders & teams who want to:

  • Motivate people to be more innovative
  • Move from a culture of permission-seeking to a culture of proactivity
  • Transform employees into Intrapreneurs Spark creativity and innovation
  • Gain traction on or accelerate transformation

The 8Ps of Innovation and Design: A proven framework for innovating your business model

When we say “innovation” we almost always mean “product innovation”. We talk about R&D and possible new solutions to fulfill unmet needs. This is a one-dimensional and incomplete approach to innovation. Dissect the highest performing and most innovative companies of the last decade and you will see that great innovators disrupt their markets by reaching beyond the product. Oftentimes their success rests on choices that have little to do with new product innovations.

In this practical, high-impact keynote, globally recognized innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff will share entertaining and engaging examples from your industry and beyond that breakdown how companies that outperform their competition seek disruptive innovation across eight dimensions known as the “8Ps”. The "8Ps" is a proven framework that enables organizations to move beyond “business as usual” to explore and uncover new competitive advantages, innovations, and business models.

The audience will leave with:

  • A framework to systematically uncover areas for growth, innovation, and advantage
  • Knowledge of how to construct a business model that doesn't conflict with your core business
  • A list of actionable ideas to grow your business or make it more competitive
  • A feeling of being energized and empowered to innovate, regardless of their title or role

A program for leaders & teams who are:

  • In need of delivering faster growth
  • Seeking ideas to innovate their business model
  • Worried about being commoditized and want to find new sources of differentiation
  • Looking for a repeatable process to drive innovation and unleash creative thinking

Be the Disruptor: A proven framework for innovation and business model design

We are experiencing a historic acceleration in the pace of change in our world. Artificial intelligence, digitization, robotics, 3D printing, climate change, political instability, deglobalization, and the rise of purpose-driven enterprises are reconfiguring how every conceivable industry operates.

These changes are dividing us into two camps: the “Disruptors” and the “Disrupted”.

Bestselling author and globally recognized innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff has spent more than two decades studying patterns of disruption. What makes some companies thrive and causes others to fall behind? What are the current and emerging ways in which companies create competitive advantage? How do organizations successfully transform on a continual basis?

Lean into change and choose to be The Disruptor in this keynote where Kaihan will break down the underlying patterns of disruption and walk the audience through the 4th Option® IDEAS Framework, a rigorously researched and tested framework for generating disruptive ideas and business models. Inspiring stories of successes, failures, and tactics of the world’s greatest innovators will entertain and engage the audience who will come away with a list of actionable ideas they can use for their own business.

The audience will leave with:

  • An understanding of emerging trends and disruptors thatwill shape the future off their industry
  • A proven framework to generate disruptive 4th Option ideas
  • The Outthinker Playbook: the top 5 strategic moves being used by disruptors today
  • Knowledge of how to to avoid killing off “crazy” (valuable) ideas and turn them into winning moves

A program for leaders & teams who are:

  • In need of delivering growth in the face change Facing heavy competition and disruptors
  • Looking for a repeatable process to drive innovation and unleash creative thinking
  • Struggling to keep up with the pace of change

Unleashing Agile: A framework to shift your mindset and thrive during change

In a world marked by accelerated change, disruption, and volatility, leaders must be able to rapidly observe, analyze, and connect information in order to seize opportunity and defend against possible threats to their business. Mental agility and agile adaptation are now a non-negotiable part of the business skillset.

In this interactive and practical keynote, globally recognized strategy expert and best-selling author Kaihan Krippendorff will guide the audience through a simple framework they can use to problem solve and unleash agile in their own work. Inspiring case studies and stories handpicked for your event and unique company context will lay out a playbook of the top five strategies being used today by agile disruptors to beat the competition.

The audience will leave with:

  • A framework for agile thinking and analysis that can be applied to any situation
  • Increased ability to connect seemingly unrelated information to recognize opportunity
  • A playbook of the top five strategies used by agile disruptors today to beat the competition
  • A boost of energy and confidence to think differently and problem solve

A program for leaders & teams who are:

  • Feeling pressure to deliver growth
  • Worried that the thinking inside their organization is going stale
  • Looking for a repeatable process to maintain high levels of innovation
  • Facing turbulence and chance they may not be ready for

Kaihan Krippendorff Videos

Agile Mindset and Decision Making – Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Speaker

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Kaihan Krippendorff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Entrepreneurship and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kaihan Krippendorff for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Kaihan Krippendorff generally travels from Miami, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Josh Linkner and Mike Walsh. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kaihan Krippendorff for an upcoming event.

Kaihan Krippendorff Speaking Topics

  • Outthink the Competition: A proven framework for designing breakthrough growth strategies

    We live in an accelerated age of technology, disruption, volatility, and uncertainty. It demands that we lead our teams and organizations in radically new ways. We need to leverage creative problem-solving to innovate and do more with less.

    Globally ranked management thinker Kaihan Krippendorff has studied and analyzed the strategies of thousands of companies to uncover how they were able to beat competitors to lead across industries and markets. In this entertaining, interactive, and practical keynote, Kaihan will teach you the creative secrets of companies that outperform. He will guide you through his 4th Option® IDEAS Framework, a learnable and repeatable process for generating strategic breakthrough ideas, innovations, and business models to drive growth and keep you relevant in the future.

    Detailed in his best-selling book, Outthink the Competition, Kaihan’s 4th Option® IDEAS Framework and tools have been used in hundreds of companies ranging from high-growth startups to industry-leading public and private global corporations. Ninety-five percent of leadership teams that have enlisted Kaihan’s guidance through IDEAS report having at least one transformative idea to take action on and to date have generated in excess of $2.5B in new annual recurring revenue.

    In this keynote, Kaihan will entertain and engage your audience members with stories and cases customized for your company. They’ll walk away with rigorously researched practical tools they can apply to find their 4th Option®.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A proven framework for growth & innovation, the 4th Option IDEAS Process
    • The top five moves of the Outthinker Playbook
    • A simple tool to avoid killing off “crazy” (valuable) ideas and turn them into winning moves
    • A common language and energized mindset that enables and encourages innovation throughout the organization

    A program for leaders & teams who want to:

    • In need of delivering faster growth
    • Seeking ways to overcome heavy competition and disruptors
    • Looking for a repeatable process to drive innovation and unleash creative thinking
    • Worried they will not keep up with the pace of change ?

  • Driving Innovation from Within: Turn employees into Intrapreneurs and accelerate transformation

    In our accelerated world of technology and disruption, the benefits of turning employees into Intrapreneurs are well documented. Companies that treat their people as Intrapreneurs have innovation infused into their DNA. Transformation becomes a toned muscle and capability that can be exercised repeatedly as needed. Best-selling author and globally ranked innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff’s research shows companies with active Intrapreneur networks are 3X more likely to be in the top quintile of financial performance and enjoy a 2.5X advantage in their ability to recruit and retain top talent.

    The IN-OVATE framework provides a specific and practical approach to turn your employees into Intrapreneurs, and build capacity for enterprise-wide transformation and smart innovation.

    In this inspiring, timely, and high-impact keynote, Kaihan shows how organizations can unlock the power of Intrapreneurship, and how you, the individual Intrapreneur, can navigate barriers, overcome resistance, and take the initiative to drive transformation across your organization.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A framework to identify and overcome the seven blockers of innovation
    • The six characteristics, mindsets, and habits of successful Intrapreneurs
    • Appreciation and understanding of the human side of innovation and how to spread Intrapreneurship across the organization
    • Inspiring and memorable stories to fuel their Intrapreneurial journey

    A program for leaders & teams who want to:

    • Motivate people to be more innovative
    • Move from a culture of permission-seeking to a culture of proactivity
    • Transform employees into Intrapreneurs Spark creativity and innovation
    • Gain traction on or accelerate transformation

  • The 8Ps of Innovation and Design: A proven framework for innovating your business model

    When we say “innovation” we almost always mean “product innovation”. We talk about R&D and possible new solutions to fulfill unmet needs. This is a one-dimensional and incomplete approach to innovation. Dissect the highest performing and most innovative companies of the last decade and you will see that great innovators disrupt their markets by reaching beyond the product. Oftentimes their success rests on choices that have little to do with new product innovations.

    In this practical, high-impact keynote, globally recognized innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff will share entertaining and engaging examples from your industry and beyond that breakdown how companies that outperform their competition seek disruptive innovation across eight dimensions known as the “8Ps”. The "8Ps" is a proven framework that enables organizations to move beyond “business as usual” to explore and uncover new competitive advantages, innovations, and business models.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A framework to systematically uncover areas for growth, innovation, and advantage
    • Knowledge of how to construct a business model that doesn't conflict with your core business
    • A list of actionable ideas to grow your business or make it more competitive
    • A feeling of being energized and empowered to innovate, regardless of their title or role

    A program for leaders & teams who are:

    • In need of delivering faster growth
    • Seeking ideas to innovate their business model
    • Worried about being commoditized and want to find new sources of differentiation
    • Looking for a repeatable process to drive innovation and unleash creative thinking

  • Be the Disruptor: A proven framework for innovation and business model design

    We are experiencing a historic acceleration in the pace of change in our world. Artificial intelligence, digitization, robotics, 3D printing, climate change, political instability, deglobalization, and the rise of purpose-driven enterprises are reconfiguring how every conceivable industry operates.

    These changes are dividing us into two camps: the “Disruptors” and the “Disrupted”.

    Bestselling author and globally recognized innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff has spent more than two decades studying patterns of disruption. What makes some companies thrive and causes others to fall behind? What are the current and emerging ways in which companies create competitive advantage? How do organizations successfully transform on a continual basis?

    Lean into change and choose to be The Disruptor in this keynote where Kaihan will break down the underlying patterns of disruption and walk the audience through the 4th Option® IDEAS Framework, a rigorously researched and tested framework for generating disruptive ideas and business models. Inspiring stories of successes, failures, and tactics of the world’s greatest innovators will entertain and engage the audience who will come away with a list of actionable ideas they can use for their own business.

    The audience will leave with:

    • An understanding of emerging trends and disruptors thatwill shape the future off their industry
    • A proven framework to generate disruptive 4th Option ideas
    • The Outthinker Playbook: the top 5 strategic moves being used by disruptors today
    • Knowledge of how to to avoid killing off “crazy” (valuable) ideas and turn them into winning moves

    A program for leaders & teams who are:

    • In need of delivering growth in the face change Facing heavy competition and disruptors
    • Looking for a repeatable process to drive innovation and unleash creative thinking
    • Struggling to keep up with the pace of change

  • Unleashing Agile: A framework to shift your mindset and thrive during change

    In a world marked by accelerated change, disruption, and volatility, leaders must be able to rapidly observe, analyze, and connect information in order to seize opportunity and defend against possible threats to their business. Mental agility and agile adaptation are now a non-negotiable part of the business skillset.

    In this interactive and practical keynote, globally recognized strategy expert and best-selling author Kaihan Krippendorff will guide the audience through a simple framework they can use to problem solve and unleash agile in their own work. Inspiring case studies and stories handpicked for your event and unique company context will lay out a playbook of the top five strategies being used today by agile disruptors to beat the competition.

    The audience will leave with:

    • A framework for agile thinking and analysis that can be applied to any situation
    • Increased ability to connect seemingly unrelated information to recognize opportunity
    • A playbook of the top five strategies used by agile disruptors today to beat the competition
    • A boost of energy and confidence to think differently and problem solve

    A program for leaders & teams who are:

    • Feeling pressure to deliver growth
    • Worried that the thinking inside their organization is going stale
    • Looking for a repeatable process to maintain high levels of innovation
    • Facing turbulence and chance they may not be ready for

Kaihan Krippendorff Videos

Agile Mindset and Decision Making – Kaihan Krippendorff Keynote Speaker

Kaihan Krippendorff Reviews

  • Kaihan’s groundbreaking work on strategy development changes the game for organizations facing an increasingly competitive environment.
    Microsoft - Apr 27 2017

  • Kaihan is very good at understanding the underlying patterns of strategy, then he trains the group to start recognizing these patterns, with time the strategic level of the group starts rising, generating breakthrough ideas that unleash untapped value.
    Wal-Mart - Apr 27 2017

  • Kaihan has the unique ability to frame questions in such a way that energizes a diverse group of leaders in strategic business planning. Through his guidance we were able to look at strategic issues for our board in unique ways that will have immediate application. He was quick to understand our issues and our mission and was an immense help in developing our strategy.
    Society for Human Resource Management - Apr 27 2017

  • Kaihan provides practical methods to systematically analyze and intelligently manage the competition. This does not mean copying or even responding to the competition. It means precisely the opposite.
    Google - Apr 27 2017

  • 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.
    Gazelles inc., Founder Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) - Apr 27 2017

Kaihan Krippendorff News

  • Is Organizational Hierarchy Getting in the Way of Innovation?

    Technological advances and increasingly sophisticated ways of gathering and analyzing data are changing both the kinds of products and services companies can offer and are increasing competitive pressures. To meet the moment, this article argues that organizations may need to change the way they operate to innovate. Specifically, the authors suggest that companies should consider a version of RenDanHeYi. They outline the four key elements of this model and offer suggestions for whether, and how, to implement elements of it.

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