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New York: Outthink The Competition: Strategies for Innovation with Kaihan Krippendorff

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Broadridge, 1 Park Avenue #12, New York, NY 10016 Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

Advance registration is suggested. Click here to buy tickets.

New York: Outthink The Competition: Strategies for Innovation with Kaihan Krippendorff
Presented by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York
Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Broadridge, 1 Park Avenue #12, New York, NY 10016

Cost: $120 for pre-registered CBSAC/NY Members & CBS Students, $140 for pre-registered Non-Members, $160 at the door.    

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Attend this one-day interactive event where Dr. Krippendorff '99 presents his proven approach to developing innovative business growth strategies and build innovative thinking skills. [CBSAC/NY Event]

This program will blend innovative techniques and strategic concepts with cognitive science to present a practical set of tools and best practices.


His approach has helped a variety of clients – ranging from Microsoft and Lockheed Martin to numerous smaller growth-oriented business – develop disruptive strategies to accelerate growth and profitably.

Participants will learn three key strategies for strengthening their competitive advantage and five key strategies for generating new and innovative ideas, Dr. Krippendorff will introduce the role that “strategic narratives” play in the design of strategy and innovation. Participants will leave with a set of tools to help them consistently identify and seize opportunities others overlook. 


Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff '99 is the founder of Outthinker (, a former McKinsey & Company 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 MBA from Columbia Business School, and Doctorate of Science in Economics from Abo Akademi.