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An award winning podcast and nationally syndicated radio show that looks at the innovations that are changing our lives and how their innovators used creativity and design to take their raw idea and create a game-changing product or service.

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An award winning podcast and nationally syndicated radio show that looks at the innovations that are changing our lives and how their innovators used creativity and design to take their raw idea and create a game-changing product or service.

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61 Ratings
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So good...so clearly important

By In asia - Oct 30 2019
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The most important part of innovation

The Problem Statement and Beyond

By Rocky Top Okie - Jul 06 2019
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Informed and considered ideas and methods. Just right audio bite sizes for thought and use.

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
2
4
1
3

So good...so clearly important

By In asia - Oct 30 2019
Read more
The most important part of innovation

The Problem Statement and Beyond

By Rocky Top Okie - Jul 06 2019
Read more
Informed and considered ideas and methods. Just right audio bite sizes for thought and use.
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Killer Innovations with Phil McKinney - A Show About Ideas Creativity And Innovation

Latest release on Jan 15, 2020

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An award winning podcast and nationally syndicated radio show that looks at the innovations that are changing our lives and how their innovators used creativity and design to take their raw idea and create a game-changing product or service.

Rank #1: Six Innovation Skills Everyone Needs

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What are the innovation skills needed to be successful in creating new ideas and products? Many people often find themselves void of creativity in the innovation world. This stems from a deeper issue. On today’s show, we will go through in more detail what innovation skills separate those that have limited success to those that […]

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #2: Innovation KPIs: Six Categories to Measure Success S14 Ep5

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Today’s show addresses questions from listeners on innovation KPIs.  I’m back in Colorado after clocking 12,000 miles in the mobile Innovators Studio.  On the road, I talked with interesting innovators and analysts.  Taking a break from interviews, I’d like to answer your questions on measuring innovation success. There are hundreds of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) […]

Apr 10 2018

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Rank #3: An Innovative Parking Solution That Predicts Where You Can Park S13 Ep46

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Have you ever circled around a busy city block searching for parking? You know how frustrating it can be. If you run a business that depends on drivers finding a parking space, parking becomes mission critical. Is there an innovative parking solution that addresses this problem? This weeks guest, Jeremy Leval, discusses the parking challenge and how Parknav addresses it. He shares his journey […]

Jan 16 2018

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Rank #4: My Secrets To Personal Creativity S12 Ep46

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We've heard the mantra in the past. We are all creative. We are born creative. That is a nice idea but not helpful when you need to call on your muse to be creative when you need to be creative. What are the secrets to personal creativity? If creativity is natural – then why is […]

Feb 14 2017

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Rank #5: 4 Leadership Struggles I Had to Overcome

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Many leaders act as if the point they’ve reached in their careers was easy to reach. This week on the Killer Innovations show, I will be discussing the various struggles all leaders face and how to counteract them. From my perspective, as I progressed throughout my career, I ran into many different struggles. These struggles […]

Nov 26 2019

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Rank #6: Goals and the Journey to Fully Living S14 Ep17

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Did you ever set a goal or New Year’s resolution only to abandon it?  Do find your life lacks purpose? Do you doubt your ability to accomplish amazing things?  Today’s show features Tal Gur, blogger, author, motivational speaker. Tal’s goal, or one of many, is to inspire you to set goals and achieve them. The […]

Jul 03 2018

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Rank #7: 5 Myths of Innovation S12 Ep43

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When it comes to innovation, there are a collection of unwritten rules of thumb and myths of innovation that both help and hurt innovators. We all use rules of thumbs and myths in our everyday lives such as estimating how long something will take to complete. At the same time, rules and myths can be […]

Jan 24 2017

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Rank #8: Catching the AI Wave: Content Management Innovation S14 Ep20

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From my shows on this year’s CES, you’ll know I’m leery of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the many companies touting it.  On the flip side, I have also featured some interesting ventures into AI.  When I heard that Box was delving into AI, I had to learn more.  In this show, hear how Box’s content […]

Jul 24 2018

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Rank #9: Innovation Leadership and Going Beyond the Obvious

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What are the unique skill sets needed for innovation leadership?  We all have a list of what good leadership skills are but what are the unique ones you need to be a true innovation leader?  Today on Killer Innovations, I will discuss what I have found to be the skills needed for successful innovation leadership. […]

Sep 03 2019

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Rank #10: Creating Customer Value through Cost Innovation S14 Ep22

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Often when we think about innovation, it’s high tech or a game changing breakthrough.  Today, we look at innovation through a different set of glasses. Rather than innovating a product or service, “costovation” innovates on the business model.  Stephen Wunker talks about innovating behind the scenes, creating customer value through cost innovation. New Markets Advisors […]

Aug 07 2018

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Rank #11: Innovation Leadership Skills: 6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Employees S14 Ep26

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A key mission for an innovation leader is to motivate, support, and help your teams learn good innovation habits.  This should occur daily with each interaction. Modeling leadership habits and exhibiting leadership skills inspires employees to become leaders.  In today’s show, I share six questions I ask my employees. These questions encourage good habits and […]

Sep 04 2018

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Rank #12: Five Barriers to Innovation S14 Ep25

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A common question I get from listeners is how to fight against the roadblocks and barriers to innovation.  In this week’s show, I address five of the biggest barriers to innovation. The list is based on the 2018 Innovation Leader study done in partnership with KPMG.  The study surveyed Chief Innovation Officers in organizations ranging […]

Aug 28 2018

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Rank #13: CES 2019: Tech Trends that Amaze and Simplify S14 Ep46

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Cars that walk.  TVs that roll up.  From rising stars to tech titans, the atmosphere at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 has been high energy.  To consider what’s fueling that energy, I talk to the host of CES, Consumer Technology Association (CTA).  Joining us in the Mobile Studio is Rachel Horn, CTA Communications Director. […]

Jan 22 2019

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Rank #14: Daydreaming: 2 Hours To Boost Your Creativity S13 Ep27

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Some of the smartest, most creative people I know spend time doing nothing but thinking. For example Einstein was often criticized for his daydreaming. His form of daydreaming was to run his thought experiments.  Experiments carried out completely within his imagination. Our society doesn't embrace or allow for daydreaming. Most organizations view this as being lazy and unproductive. Companies […]

Sep 03 2017

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Rank #15: Behind The Scenes Look At Getting The Innovation Timing Right S13 Ep35

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Have we become addicted to innovation? I love the next new thing as much as anyone as evidenced by all of the stuff I've accumulated. As an innovators, the challenge is how to get the innovation timing right to satisfy the market and stay ahead of the competition. The pull on companies to create the […]

Oct 31 2017

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Rank #16: Being Content is the Enemy of Innovation S14 Ep11

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Being content may be a positive emotion in some senses.  Not so with innovation. If you are ready to rest on your laurels after a triumph or a stressful circumstance, get ready.  Major change could be looming around the corner. Let me explain why I believe being content can be the enemy of innovation. First, […]

May 22 2018

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Rank #17: Five Ways to Generate New Ideas

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When it comes to the process of generating ideas, the default answer is to host a brainstorming session.  Are there other ways to generate new ideas that are not dependent on traditional brainstorming?  Today on Killer Innovations, I am going to share with you five that I use. Mind Mapping and Wishing  Mind mapping is […]

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #18: Creative Inspiration Outside of Work

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Everyone is creative.  Yet some people seem more creative than others.  What do those people have that others might lack?  What’s the secret to creativity? This week we talk about finding creative inspiration outside of work.  I’ll share my thoughts on what makes people creative. We’ll also hear Kym McNicholas interview Tania Katan.  Tania has […]

Apr 23 2019

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Rank #19: 7 Laws of Innovation and Benefitting from Coaching Insights

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Laws of Innovation Why do some organizations have better innovation than others?  Over the years I have collected what I call the “7 Immutable Laws of Innovation.”  No single organization could be successful in all of these laws but there are always opportunities to improve.  Let’s get started with the laws of Innovation.   Law […]

Aug 06 2019

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Rank #20: The Untold Stories of DARPA – The Government Agency That Changed The World S13 Ep42

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While many are familiar with the story of how DARPA (actually it was its predecessor ARPA) invented the internet. What few are familiar with is the untold stories of of DARPA and how its innovators solved some of the most pressing problems we faced. DARPA was created in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnick […]

Dec 19 2017

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Tim Bajarin on Future Innovation Platforms #CES2020

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Today’s guest is one of the top technology industry analysts, well known in Silicon Valley and globally. When he talks about your company or products, you hope it is more positive than negative as his word moves the markets. Our guest is here with us at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is his 50th. […]

Jan 15 2020

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Will AI Replace Human Creativity?

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AI has become the new buzzword that has been applied to anything and everything. You can’t attend trade shows without seeing AI attached to labels such as AI apps, AI-enhanced coffee, and AI influenced healthcare, etc. As of recent, AI has been in transition mode. It has moved from merely a “hype label” to something […]

Jan 07 2020

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Dean Kamen on Making Life Better

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Today’s guest stands as one of the top inventors and scientists of our time. Dean Kamen has been innovating for decades and is known for his invention of the Segway, the infusion pump, the iBOT wheelchair, and many more game-changing inventions. This week on Killer Innovations, Dean Kamen joins us to discuss inventions and what […]

Dec 24 2019

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Steve Guggenheimer on Accelerating AI

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Artificial intelligence is quickly growing in the technology world today. Google and Microsoft have invested heavily in AI. Does AI live up to the hype around it? Will the building blocks of AI transform from hype to reality? Today’s guest stands at the forefront of artificial intelligence advancement. Steve Guggenheimer has been with Microsoft for […]

Dec 17 2019

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Innovation Reform

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When you are going to reform something, the goal is to change it to something better. It is to reshape or correct something. It comes in cycles. We see it in the financial industry through Wall St. and the many government regulations. Policies, rules, regulations, laws, etc. all drive reform. What is the catalyst to […]

Dec 10 2019

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Value of Innovation: Know What is Important

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Organizations are always trying to create the next big thing. What drives these organizations to create something new to bring to the marketplace? These are solving problems, creating opportunities, removing barriers, etc. What do all these things add up? They create value. How do you find out what people value? Look at who is going […]

Dec 03 2019

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4 Leadership Struggles I Had to Overcome

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Many leaders act as if the point they’ve reached in their careers was easy to reach. This week on the Killer Innovations show, I will be discussing the various struggles all leaders face and how to counteract them. From my perspective, as I progressed throughout my career, I ran into many different struggles. These struggles […]

Nov 26 2019

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Idea Hacking: Feature Innovation Versus Function Innovation

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What do you think about when looking at innovation? Most organizations look at innovation as the process of coming up with new products. This statement is only partially correct. How do you achieve innovation success? The innovation world is continuously moving. Finding the best way to innovate products and services is vital to success. How […]

Nov 19 2019

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Six Innovation Skills Everyone Needs

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What are the innovation skills needed to be successful in creating new ideas and products? Many people often find themselves void of creativity in the innovation world. This stems from a deeper issue. On today’s show, we will go through in more detail what innovation skills separate those that have limited success to those that […]

Nov 12 2019

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James ‘Hondo’ Geurts on Taking the Navy into the Next Wave of Innovation

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How do you manage over $100B in spending to innovate and not let that scale overcome your vision and approach to driving the most effective outcomes?  Can you balance speed and performance, short and long term innovation in parallel? Today’s guest on Killer Innovations stands at the forefront of these decisive decisions every day and […]

Nov 05 2019

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4 Challenges Facing Innovation

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What can derail the innovation journey?  Recently, I finished a 3.5-day Innovation Bootcamp. In the end, I was asked an interesting question with a different look and perspective of innovation, now and in the future. The participant asked what challenges are facing innovation. After answering the question for the group, I put more thought into […]

Oct 29 2019

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Steve Hellmuth on Innovating the New NBA Experience

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Creating and continually innovating the entertainment experience to keep your customers on the edge of their seats is a monumental undertaking. Can the entertainment experience go to new levels? What cool innovations and technologies is the sports industry doing to make your time watching an event/ game more enjoyable? Today’s guest is always on the […]

Oct 22 2019

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Scott McNealy on Controversy Generates Good Ideas

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Is controversy good when it comes to innovating? Today’s guest is passionate about creating breakthroughs and states ‘If it isn’t controversial, it’s not a good idea’. Scott McNealy knows a few things about changing the game by challenging the status quo, disrupting platforms, products and services. Focusing on continually challenging an idea, model, platform, technology […]

Oct 15 2019

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Safi Bahcall on Loonshots: Creating & Nurturing Crazy Ideas

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Have you created a Loonshot? Have people dismissed or laughed at your Loonshot? Safi Bahcall takes us through how to manage Loonshots—a big goal, an audacious idea which has a lot of enthusiasm and support, but may be viewed as crazy. What if you nurtured these crazy ideas that are dismissed and written off. Loonshots […]

Oct 08 2019

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Donald Rattner on Design of a Place and its Effect on Creativity

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Does architecture have an effect on how we think, feel, and act?  Donald Rattner has researched and explored environmental psychology and come to the conclusion that it does.  This fact plays into our daily lives, affecting how we act and feel at the office and in our personal lives.  This week on Killer Innovations, Donald […]

Oct 01 2019

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Katherine Radeka on Challenges of Innovation in a Large Organization

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This week on Killer Innovations, I am joined in the studio by Katherine Radeka.  Katherine is the founder of Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.  She has a new book coming out on October 1st called “High Velocity Innovation.” Katherine started her career at HP and then went on to carry on Dr. Ellen Wards legacy as […]

Sep 24 2019

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Phillip Merrick On Being The Innovation First Mover

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On this week’s episode of Killer Innovations, Phillip Merrick joins us in the studio. Phillip and his wife Caren started a company called webMethods and pioneered the use of web services integrating, machines, software applications and databases with XML-based software integration technologies.  Phillip was the co-founder of a web-multimedia resume company VisualCV and is currently […]

Sep 17 2019

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Mike George on Manufacturing Innovation Using AI

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On this week’s show of Killer Innovations, Michael George, Author, Entrepreneur and CEO of AI Technologies joins us as our guest. He is the founder of Lean Six Sigma, the most widely used process improvement method used globally. Since 2012, Mike has worked on applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the next big process breakthrough beyond […]

Sep 10 2019

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Innovation Leadership and Going Beyond the Obvious

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What are the unique skill sets needed for innovation leadership?  We all have a list of what good leadership skills are but what are the unique ones you need to be a true innovation leader?  Today on Killer Innovations, I will discuss what I have found to be the skills needed for successful innovation leadership. […]

Sep 03 2019

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Innovation Can Happen Anywhere, to Anything and by Anyone!

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We love to say anything can be innovated, anyone can innovate and innovation can happen anywhere.  Silicon Valley and other recognized innovation hubs do not have a lock on innovation or a secret sauce that cannot be modeled or improved on.  It takes a willingness to put time, your resources, explore and expand your creativity […]

Aug 27 2019

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iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
2
4
1
3

So good...so clearly important

By In asia - Oct 30 2019
Read more
The most important part of innovation

The Problem Statement and Beyond

By Rocky Top Okie - Jul 06 2019
Read more
Informed and considered ideas and methods. Just right audio bite sizes for thought and use.