Kaihan Krippendorf


Strategy and innovation expert, founder of Outthinker, former McKinsey consultant, author of four business strategy books, and sought after keynote speaker changing the world by Outthinking the competition.

About his conference

Kaihan is a sought after speaker and facilitator in a number of fields, including business strategy, disruptive growth strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and corporate entrepreneurship.

Outthink the Competition

Based on his most recent book, Outthink the Competition, Kaihan delivers a set of proven business strategy tools he has used with more than 300 clients to create innovative growth ideas, ideas that increase revenue, profit, and the trajectory of your career. Blending together first-hand stories of inspiring business and social innovators, from Elon Musk to Noble Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus, Kaihan’s presentation will teach you a tested method that will help your company develop innovative growth ideas that will make you more competitive and unlock growth.

Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within

“Innovation” brings to our mind the maverick entrepreneur who quits their job, at unimaginable odds, to build a business on their own. The business leaders we most admire – Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey – follow remarkably similar paths. They left school or a career; they were passionate to solve a problem; they faced daunting hurdles; they fought through a jungle of disbelief, self-doubt, and sometimes betrayal; and ultimately they came out smiling on the other end.

Innovating Beyond Product or Innovating Across 8 Dimensions

When we say “innovation” we almost always mean “product innovation.” We talk about research & development and possible new solutions to meet unmet needs. This is a one-dimensional and incomplete approach to innovation. Dissect the 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 products.


Kaihan’s groundbreaking work on strategy development changes the game for organizations facing an increasingly competitive environment.

-Shannon Wallis- Global Director, Leadership Programs, Microsoft

Kaihan shows that with a bold idea, anyone can change the world.

-Mohammad Yunus- Nobel Peace Prize Winner