Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within with Kaihan Krippendorff, ’99 CBS

Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within with Kaihan Krippendorff, ’99 CBS

The word “Innovation” often brings to mind the maverick entrepreneur who quits her/his job, at seemingly insurmountable odds, to build a business. The business leaders we most admire – Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey – follow remarkably similar paths. They leave school or a career; they are passionate to solve a problem; they face daunting hurdles; they fight through a jungle of disbelief, self-doubt, and sometimes betrayal; and ultimately they come out smiling on the other end. Alert, this entrepreneurial story is often a myth!

Kaihan Krippendorff, ’99 CBS argues that intrapreneurs – employees who incubate new businesses within corporations – have had a far greater impact on the world. Nearly all of the most transformative innovations over the past three decades, from e-mail and the Internet to DNA sequencing and MRI scans, were introduced by employees who did not quit their jobs but instead took the challenge of innovating from within.

Are you interested in changing the world without quitting your job? Kaihan Krippendorff will outline the seven key steps to help you drive innovation inside your organization.

During this interactive discussion, members will learn:
·       How to navigate organizational barriers and deploy new and disruptive ideas
·       How to shift your organizational mindset and culture to challenge the outdated status-quo
·       How to assemble an agile team to drive growth
·       The New Lean – a process for agile experimentation
·       How to tap into the hidden talent of your employees and unlock the value of their ideas into your company

Kaihan Krippendorff is the founder of Outthinker (a growth strategy consulting firm), a former McKinsey consultant, and author of four business strategy books, most recently Outthink the Competition. Krippendorff specializes in serving financial service, technology, and retail firms who recognize the need to move away from traditional linear models to embrace agile, digital strategies for the accelerating world. Krippendorff serves some of the largest corporations in the world, including Microsoft, ABC TV, Johnson & Johnson, and AIG. He earned his BS in Finance from Wharton Business School, BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, MBA from Columbia Business School, and holds a Doctorate of Science in Economics.

Reception: 6pm, Lecture: 6:30pm, Dinner: immediately following lecture
Cost: $15 per member. $25 per guest.
Price includes half hour reception of beer and wine. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Dinner with with Kaihan Krippendorff. Immediately following lecture
$32.95++ per person. Price includes 3 course meal.

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