Christian Rangen

Future-focused strategy advisor and champion of cluster programs. 


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2022. 


Shortlisted for the 2021 Thinkers50 Award in Strategy.


Spearheading X2 Inc, a national program aiming to transport Norway away from its economic dependence on oil and
into new industries of the future.


Building Transformational Companies, Accelerating National Transformation Through Innovation Superclusters and Exploring the Future of Strategy; Chris’ work centers on large-scale strategy & transformation at both company and country level. He has developed 250+ visual strategy canvases, five strategy simulations and a global strategy community at


Strategy & transformation advisor to companies and governments globally. Founder of Strategy Tools. Founder of Engage // Innovate. Creator, Strategy Sims. Co-founder, Link Capital. Visiting faculty at IE, Duke, BI, and FHV.


Building the Transformational Company (a CEO Handbook); Cluster Business Models: Exploring Business Models in Global Innovation Clusters (report); National Cluster Programs: a global perspective; Building Innovation Superclusters: Economic Development for the 21st Century (report); The Shifting Energy Arena: Accelerating the Shift (report); Strategy Sims – used in classrooms and boardrooms globally.


Media picks


“Our go-to expert on innovation superclusters.” 

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

Pioneer and champion of psychological safety, studies people, projects and organizations to uncover the secrets of successful teaming.

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