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Outthinker Consulting

We offer an alternative to traditional consulting methods. Rather than deploying teams of consultants onsite over a multi-month project, we deliver growth strategy consulting through a unique blend of client engagement models. We seek to empower organizations and individuals toward self-reliance thereby building their capacity to continue driving growth and innovation in the future. We use the following four approaches to engage with clients.

Growth Strategy Consulting

We specialize in growth strategy consulting to help organizations design vibrant approaches to thrive in an agile, digital, and purpose-driven future. We deliver workshops, conduct innovation audits, facilitate growth strategy off-sites, embed growth tools, and engage your people in peer communities tailored to your organization’s needs either directly or by activating an ecosystem of consulting partners we believe are at the vanguard of their area of expertise. Your team will come away from the session with new thinking patterns, an arsenal of disruptive ideas, a common language that will instill the Outthinker mindset into your organization, new growth, and higher levels of innovation. 

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Keynote Speaking

A powerful keynote speaker can help ignite the impulse for change within your organization. Kaihan’s expertise in business strategy, growth, and transformation will inspire, motivate, and equip your team with the tools and mindset to conquer disruption and create agile, innovative strategies. Each Kaihan keynote (delivered virtually or in-person), which can stand alone or be combined with a workshop, is customized to the challenges facing your audience and designed to drive meaningful change.

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Training and Certification

Become part of a global network of Outthinker coaches certified to support companies who wish to adopt the Outthinker mindset and methodology into their organizations. You will receive the knowledge and training required to become a trusted expert in growth strategy and the credibility to do strategic work with clients. In addition to training and certification, you will gain access to a network of consultants to share mutual support and innovative insights.

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Community

If you’ve ever felt like an outsider to your organization’s way of thinking or had trouble convincing team members to get on board with new innovative ideas, the Outthinker community welcomes you. Peer communities can be incredibly valuable in forming long-term relationships and developing technical and professional skills. The Outthinker Strategy Network is an invitation-only network of heads of strategy from large ($1B+) organizations committed to staying ahead of the pace of disruption. The Outthinker Consulting Network is a global network of coaches dedicated to spreading the Outthinker methodology and keeping up with the latest insights.

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Leverage
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“8Ps” of StrategyOpportunity
for Disruption
Recommended Leverage Points
Position- The farmers, individual and corporate, that you are targeting.

- The need of the agricultural industry that you seek to fill.
3- What technologies do you control that can help you tap into market
segments that you previously thought unreachable?

- What are the potential business alliances you could think about with key players in the segment to serve your customers with integrated solutions? (Serving customers with more integrated solutions example: serving farmers with fertilizers, crop protection and other).
Product- The products you offer, and the characteristics that affect their value to customers.

- The technology you develop for producing those products.
8- What moves are your organization taking to implement Big Data and analytics to your operations? What IoT and blockchain applications can you use?

- What tools and technology could you utilize or develop to improve food quality, traceability, and
production?

- How can you develop a more sustainable production model to accommodate constraints on arable
land?

- What is the future business model needed to serve new differentiated products to your customers?
Promotion- How you connect with farmers and consumers across a variety of locations and industries.
- How to make consumers, producers, and other stakeholders aware of your products and services.
8- How are you connecting your product with individual and corporate farms who could utilize it?
- How could you anticipate market and customer needs to make customers interested in accessing your differentiated products?
PriceHow consumers and other members of the agricultural supply chain pay for access to agricultural products.7- What elements of value comprise your pricing? How do each of those elements satisfy the varying needs of your customers?
Placement- How food products reach consumers. How the technologies, data, and services reach stakeholders in the supply chain.9- What new paths might exist for helping consumers access the food they desire?
- How are you adapting your operations and supply chain to accommodate consumers’ desire for proximity to the food they eat?
- How could you anticipate customer expectation to make products more
accessible to customers/agile supply chain?
- Have you considered urbanization as a part of your growth strategy?
Physical
Experience
- How your food satisfies the needs and desires of your customer.
- How the services you provide to agribusiness fulfill their needs.
9- Where does your food rate on a taste, appearance, and freshness
scale?
- Could the services you provide to companies and farms in the agriculture industry be expanded to meet more needs?
- What senses does your food affect besides hunger? How does your
customer extract value from your food in addition to consumption?
Processes- Guiding your food production operations in a manner cognizant of social pressure.8- How can you manage the supply chain differently to improve traceability and reduce waste?
- How can you innovate systems in production, processing, storing, shipping, retailing, etc.?
- What are new capabilities to increase sustainability (impact on the environment, or ESG) components?
People- The choices you make regarding hiring, organizing, and incentivizing your people and your culture.- How are you leveraging the agricultural experience of your staff bottom-up to achieve your vision?
- How do you anticipate new organizational capabilities needed to perform your future strategy (innovation, exponential technologies needed, agile customer relationship, innovative supply chain)?
- How do you manage your talents to assure suitable development with exposure in the agrifood main challenges/allowing a more sustainable view of the opportunities/cross-sectors?
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