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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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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

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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.

Decision-making: OODA Loop for Fast and Accurate Decisions S14 Ep33

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When the enemy is in close pursuit, there’s not a lot of time to decide what’s next.  Fighter pilots are trained to make decisions fast. It’s a decision that could mean life or death.  And fast is not enough. Fighter pilots must make fast and accurate decisions.  Decision-making is critical in innovation too.  Freezing, making […]

Oct 23 2018

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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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Ideas + Innovation Culture = Innovation Success

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Innovation is all about translating ideas into real products, real services and real solutions.   Ideas without execution are a hobby.  Is your organization in the business of innovation?   This week’s show boils it down to a simple equation.  Ideas + Innovation Culture = Innovation Success.  The process starts with ideas and the management of them.  […]

Jul 10 2019

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What Technologies Are On The Innovation Horizon For 2018? S13 Ep47

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What technologies are on the innovation horizon for this year? I had a chance to sit down with acclaimed Silicon Valley tech analyst, Bob O’Donnell, at the The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to discuss the highlights of the show and where tech innovation is headed. Bob shared that many of the products on view […]

Jan 23 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customer Support Innovation: Solving Problems Faster S14 Ep51

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When you’re in the middle of an important project and equipment fails, you want it fixed fast.  In this week’s show I talk with Blitzz Co-founder Rama Sreenivasan. His company is solving the inefficiencies of tech support.  Blitzz’s customer support innovation integrates AI, AR, and live video to solve problems faster. Winding Journeys Connected As a chemical […]

Feb 26 2019

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PLATO: The Creation of the Online Community and the Orange Glow S14 Ep3

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If we were to trace the roots of what we do online, what would we assume about the creation of the online community?  Whether it’s taking college courses or Facebooking, when did it start. The 1990s with the internet. Was that the start of online video games, chat rooms, blogging, online courses? Most of us […]

Mar 27 2018

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Innovating Network Operations: Connected, Secure, Visible S14 Ep45

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Keeping networks connected, secure, and visible is easier thanks to one startup.  Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, David Erickson joins me. David is Co-Founder of Forward Networks.  His company is innovating network operations. Their products transform how businesses manage networks. Gaming to Innovating Network Operations David’s interest in networking began as a kid playing […]

Jan 15 2019

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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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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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Emerging Solutions: Service Innovation S14 Ep2

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For large companies, does innovation happen tucked away in a lab?  How does a professional services company innovate?  I delve into these questions with Michael Whitaker (“Whit”) of ICF.  He dispels misguided concepts about service innovation. The unique challenges of this industry demand a unique process.  Whit shares his process for innovation at ICF. A […]

Mar 20 2018

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The Impact of the Innovation Economy S14 Ep28

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A recent event brought back to mind a blog I posted in January 2017 on the innovation economy.  A news agency reporting on a candidate running for governor referenced that blog post.  The candidate‘s platform is the innovation economy. It seems to be gaining traction this political season.  There is a drive for economic rebirth […]

Sep 18 2018

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Startup meets BigCo – the Confluence of Innovation in Cincinnati S14 Ep9

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When civic and business leaders have a meeting of the minds, amazing things can happen.  Cincinnati is home to several major corporations and health care organizations. The demand is high for tech innovation.  This midwestern city has created a unique approach to draw in the best talent.  Cintrifuse is the confluence of innovation in Cincinnati. […]

May 08 2018

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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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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome to Create the Next Game-Changing Innovation

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I was recently asked to give a talk at TEDx Boulder.  The talk was based on a speech I gave in D.C. a few months past.  Humans have a superpower. That superpower is the ability to convince ourselves that something is true when it is not.  Seventy-five percent of us have convinced ourselves that we are […]

Aug 20 2019

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Innovation Bootcamp – How To Win In The Emerging Creative Economy

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To win in the highly competitive markets of today, we need to win in the emerging creative economy. Key to this success is helping our teams re-discover their natural ability to be highly creative. Today's show is the audio from a keynote speech I gave at the Business Alliance Bootcamp for growing companies and entrepreneurs […]

Aug 13 2019

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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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Better Ways to Co-Innovation and Strategic Storytelling

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Co-Innovation What is Co-Innovation?  Co-Innovation is two parties with unique expertise that come together in a 50/50 funding of resources.  The key component being they have complimentary interests. Think of it as a Venn diagram.  The goal of Co-Innovation is to find where the Venn diagrams overlap.  Co-Innovation means: Two parties with patented expertise. A […]

Jul 30 2019

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