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Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff

Adjunct
Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 457
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2791
kkrippen@fiu.edu

Education

  • DOCTORATE in Economics
    Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
  • Master of Business Administration
    Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

Kaihan Krippendorff has made a commitment to helping organizations and individuals thrive in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change.

He began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding the growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. He has been a faculty member of FIU since 2004.

His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including JP Morgan Chase, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Yahoo!. He is a best-selling author of five books, most recently the Edison Award nominated,  Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs.

A sought-after strategic advisor, Kaihan was ranked by Global Gurus as a Top 30 Management Professional of 2022 and a Thinkers50 Innovation award finalist for his work on unlocking corporate growth and innovation through employees.

Kaihan founded the Outthinker Strategy Network, an exclusive network of Chief Strategy Officers from large organizations with over $1B in revenue. A trusted advisor to these Fortune 500 Strategy Executives, Kaihan is known for facilitating powerful conversations that create strategic clarity and yield actionable and impactful ideas for this diverse cross-industry group. 

Amidst his dizzying schedule of keynote speeches, consulting projects, ongoing research and writing, Kaihan still finds time to host the Outthinkers Podcast and teach at business schools throughout the US and internationally (including FIU, NYU, and Wharton Executive Education). A regular contributor to Fast Company and other major business media outlets, Kaihan is an advisory board member for high-growth startups in the spaces of IoT-human-machine collaboration, blockchain-powered transportation, international food processing/exporting, and sustainability focuse products and lifestyle B-Corporations.  

He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, Wharton, Columbia, and London Business Schools and a doctorate in strategy. With a mother from Bangladesh and a father from Germany, Kaihan brings a holistic, diverse, and global perspective to everything he does. His work has brought him to 58 countries all over the world. He speaks three languages and has lived or spent significant periods of time in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. He lives between Greenwich, CT and Miami, FL, with his wife and three children.


 

 

 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammad Yunus has said, "Kaihan shows that with a compelling idea anyone can change the world" and that message has made Kaihan one of the most sought-after speakers on the topics of business strategy, growth and innovation.

Courses Taught

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
  • Professional Development Module

Books

Krippendorff, K. P.

(2022).

Outthink the Competition.

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Strategy Learning Center

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Krippendorff, K. P.

(2008).

<span>The Way of Innovation: Master the Five Elements of Change to Reinvent Your Products, Services, and Organization</span>.

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Platinum Press

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Krippendorff, K. P.

(2008).

Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile.

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Platinum Press

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