Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurs, Futurists, Author, Strategy, Marketing NSB, Agile Mindset, Business Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, creativity, Decision Making, Design, disruption, Entrepreneurship, Growth, innovation, marketing, retail, sales, Tedx, Transformation Kaihan Krippendorff, Business, Innovation, Entrepreneurs, Futurists, Author, Strategy, Marketing NSB, Agile Mindset, Business Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, creativity, Decision Making, Design, disruption, Entrepreneurship, Growth, innovation, marketing, retail, sales, Tedx, Transformation

Kaihan Krippendorff Blog

Stop Asking Permission to Innovate
There's an old saying that goes "it's easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission."; That's the bold conviction held by internal innovators - people who innovate within their organization - and a big reason why they're so successful. A myth persists that most innovation is driven by entrepreneurs. You know the trope - young, creativ...
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How to Build a Culture of Innovation
The great management thinker Peter Drucker once wrote, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."; What he meant was that even the most brilliant strategy will fail if your culture isn't healthy. And a great culture can lead a company to greatness, even if their strategy is weak. Culture has always been important. But in today's fast-paced c...
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The Fortress and the Ship: How to Manage Your Core Business While Seeking New Innovation
In a glass-walled boardroom overlooking the Hudson River wrapping around downtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty in the distance, our guest lecturer flicked on one of the strangest slides I've seen. Juxtaposed against a sleek, modern room were two medieval paintings. One of a fortress. The other of a ship. This was one of our The post The Fort...
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What to Ignore on "Most Innovative Companies" Lists
The folks at Fast Company and Forbes this month released their annual "most innovative companies" lists. Like many of us, I look forward to these lists every year. By championing those companies bold enough to challenge the status quo, they inspire all of us to do something different. By sifting from masses of companies the The post What to Igno...
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TOP 10 TRENDS YOUR CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT IN 2019
The future matters. Just ask anyone, or any organization, who thinks they don't have one. All of your greatness today - your people, products, partnerships, brands, operations, capabilities, culture, customers - will not matter for long unless they are working together, as part of a strategy, to create your future. This is why good chief stra...
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Moving Beyond Your Hierarchy
For years I've sat on the opposing side of hierarchy. That rigid concept in which orders are barked down from above and complied to from below has robbed our corporations, governments, and social institutions of freedom. Many of the management thought-leaders we, at Outthinker, admire argue the same. Gary Hamel, for example, wrote "The real The ...
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THINKERS50 RADAR LIST: HOW THINKERS FORESEE THE FUTURE
Last week, I was accepted on theThinkers50 Radar list, composed of 30 management thinkers to watch in 2019. How I made the list, I am not quite sure. The entrepreneurs, researchers, advisers, and organizational leaders included in this list constitute a humbling collection of minds. But upon hearing the news, after giving a jump of joy, I gre...
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LESSONS FROM NETFLIX: HOW TO SYSTEMATICALLY UNLOCK INTERNAL INNOVATION
Do your people go into the kitchen … or do they go home? When Kat Cole, a waiter at a local Hooters, learned there were not enough cooks that day to serve food, she watched as other waiters hung up their aprons. No food to cook means no food to serve, they figured. But Kat and a few others chose the opposite route. They went into the kitch...
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Blockchain Bitcoin
When many hear the word Blockchain, they think immediately of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This is an unfortunate mistake. You can classify types of Blockchains across two dimensions: Permissionless v. Permissioned: "Permissionless" Blockchains allow people to act anonymously (you do not know their identity), while in "permissioned" Block...
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What is Blockchain?
Some claim Blockchain will fundamentally change the world. Others dismiss it as hype. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. Naturally, reaching your own conclusion of what Blockchain might mean for the world, your industry, or your business requires an understanding of what it is. Here we attempt to cut through some of the noise The post...
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