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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.

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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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63 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

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
52
2
4
2
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 Aug 04, 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: 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 #2: Grassroots Innovation Using The Kickbox Process From Adobe S13 Ep16

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Inside any size organization, getting everyone engaged on innovation can be daunting. Its not just as simple as saying that innovation is important. You need to show the organization how. At Adobe, Mark Randall reversed engineered his approach to grassroots innovation and structured into a process called Kickbox. He didn't stop there. He and Adobe decided […]

Jun 20 2017

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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: Sports Tech Innovation Beyond The Field

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This week's guest is an old friend of mine with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for collegiate athletics. Craig Ridley, CEO, and Co-Founder of ROUTE Analytics Inc. joins us to discuss some game-changing innovation efforts in the world of college sports recruitment. On today's show, we will discuss sports tech innovation and what ROUTE is doing […]

Mar 03 2020

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Rank #5: Brain Health for Innovation and Creativity S14 Ep31

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Anyone who wants to be highly creative, be an innovator, and generate killer ideas needs above all else one thing.  You need your brain. That’s why it’s of primary importance that you take care of your brain health. Your brain, like any muscle can be exercised and strengthened.  In today’s show, we talk about how […]

Oct 09 2018

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 6 Attributes of the Most Innovative People I’ve Interviewed S13 Ep14

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I've been going back and looking at past shows that had guests in an attempt to trigger ideas for new guests we should invite to be on the show. During the process, I started to see patterns of common attributes across this group that I label as the most the innovative people I've interviewed. The […]

Jun 06 2017

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 7 Rules to Live by: Creating Personal and Professional Success S14 Ep7

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Every so often we should pause and reflect.  On the way to the airport after hosting a South by Southwest meet up on neural diversity hiring, traffic was slow.  This allowed an engaging conversation with the taxi driver.  He asked me what led to success in my life. This prompted me to write down my […]

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #10: Setting Innovation Objectives S14 Ep27

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In a recent show, I talked about setting innovation objectives.  Listeners wrote in asking for details on how to include innovation in the objective setting process.   So, in this week’s show I share the steps to setting innovation objectives. Done well, innovation objectives can result in exponential success for your organization. The purpose for setting […]

Sep 11 2018

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: Innovating Battery Life: Powering Down to Power Up

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Being connected has become an essential part of our daily lives.  Wireless has made huge strides over the past two decades.  IoT is connecting our world in ways we would have never imagined.  With the growing demand for constant connectivity, one area that needs fine-tuning is battery life.  All these devices we use throughout the […]

Mar 19 2019

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15

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The boomer market is quickly becoming the target demographic that is driving a new category of technology and innovation. The desire to allow those in this gray wave of aging adults to age in place is one area of innovation we all can appreciate. In this weeks show, serial entrepreneur and technology executive Wendi Burkhardt […]

Jun 13 2017

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Using Strategy to Create Innovation Advantage

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This week’s guest has been around in the innovation industry for quite some time. We know a lot of the same people as we were at two companies that worked closely together. Brad Chase is an author and a former Senior VP at Microsoft. We will discuss innovation advantage through strategy and insights from his […]

Aug 04 2020

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How to Use Nature to Innovate Manufacturing

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This week’s show is a follow up of a recent episode we did about 3D printing. A lot of the listeners were interested in learning more about the overall tools and techniques of 3D printing. Andy Roberts, Vice President, inventor, and lead developer of Live Parts™ at Desktop Metal, joins us to discuss 3D printing […]

Jul 28 2020

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Audio Innovations You Can Hear

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This week’s guest innovates in an area that most view as already being innovated to its max potential. This view can’t be further from the truth, as this innovator and his team have made game-changing new products. Dave Fabry, Chief Innovation Officer at Starkey, joins us to discuss the innovation of hearing aids. We will discuss […]

Jul 21 2020

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Inside the Box Thinking

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Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing the shows on different thinking styles, such as out of the box thinking. This week's topic is a different twist on what we have been recently discussing. People often overlook what I call inside the box thinking and try to stay away from it. On today's show, […]

Jul 14 2020

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Innovation Lessons from Bose

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This week we are joined by a guest who has helped a wide range of companies speed up the process of innovation. John Carter, an inventor of Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones, designer of Apple’s New Product Process, and founder of TCGen Inc., joins us to talk innovation. We will discuss the lessons John learned while […]

Jul 07 2020

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Out Of The Box Thinking – Part 2

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We are picking up from where we left off on last week's show. We discussed out of the box thinking, which means to think from a different perspective. In Part 1, we discussed thinking differently and thinking unconventionally. On this week's show, we will discuss thinking specifically from a new perspective. Recap of Part 1 […]

Jun 30 2020

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Out Of The Box Thinking – Part 1

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This week, we will cover a topic that is a bit of a spin-off from a show on buzzwords that I recently did. A listener of the show was confused about buzzwords and buzzphrases often used in the innovation space and sent me an email. We will discuss the buzzphrase “out of the box thinking,” analyze […]

Jun 23 2020

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Thoughts on Innovation

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This week’s show is a little different than usual. I will be discussing some of my thoughts on innovation, mainly on what’s going on, the current events. I will also be responding to some fan feedback. SpaceX One thing that has recently piqued my interest was the SpaceX Dragon demo launch. I was glued to […]

Jun 16 2020

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Lessons Learned from Past Innovation Failures of AI

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This week's guest comes from my family's neck of the woods, the state of Ohio. Jerry Abiog is the Co-founder and CMO of Standard Insights, an AI service growth platform. We will discuss his learning from past innovation failures, and how Standard Insights utilize AI to aid the growth of businesses. Background and Innovation Failures […]

Jun 09 2020

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Game-Changing Esport Innovations During COVID-19

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While I was CTO at HP, I had the gaming division reporting to me. Also, I used to be a hardcore gamer, so gaming is something that has always held my interest. This week’s guest does an exciting twist on the typical gaming strategies/approaches. Austin Smith is the Co-founder and CEO of Mission Control. We […]

Jun 02 2020

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COVID-19 Innovations: From Scuba to Medical Face Mask With 3D Printing

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This week’s guest on The Killer Innovations Show has innovation experience in a variety of different industries. Jonah Myerberg is the CTO at Desktop Metal, a company that specializes in metal and carbon fiber 3D printing technology. We will discuss 3D printing and the COVID-19 innovations that Desktop Metal is doing during this pandemic. Jonah’s […]

May 26 2020

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Innovation Buzzwords

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This week, we will do something that's a bit different from our recent shows. We will be discussing innovation buzzwords, things that are often misused inside and outside of the innovation world. Innovation Buzzwords A buzzword is a term that can be technical or specific to an industry or a job function. It is often […]

May 19 2020

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Virtual Brainstorming: Innovating Ideas for New Zoom Features

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Due to the great feedback we received from our previous Virtual Brainstorming show, we will be doing another one this week. Our goal at the end of the show is to come up with a list of suggested features for our sponsor, Zoom. They have experienced a lot of growth during the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

May 12 2020

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Virtual Brainstorming: Changes To Your Customer Segments From COVID-19

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On this week's show, I will be demonstrating a private ideation session that you can do on your own. A virtual brainstorm session helps in generating key ideas and solutions to the various problems you may be facing. There are numerous tools you can use for this, but today I will be using Jamboard from […]

May 05 2020

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Laser-Powered Innovation

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Joining us via Zoom this week is William Benner, the President and CTO of Pangolin Laser Systems. We will discuss laser technology and what he's doing to change laser-powered innovation. Pangolin Laser Systems William got into electronics because of his father, who worked as an engineer at NASA. I attended college to study electronics but […]

Apr 28 2020

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Disruptive Shocks

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This week's show is an excerpt from a recent webinar I did on how to survive and thrive during challenging times such as these. At the end of today's show, I will share how you can attend the free webinar series through Zoom, known as Disruptive Shock. Disruptive Shock We're currently experiencing what I call […]

Apr 21 2020

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Experimentation is the Engine of Innovation

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This week's guest is an innovation guru from one of the world's leading business schools. Stefan Thomke is a William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration Chair at Harvard Business School and a widely published author around innovation processes. We will discuss Stefan's new book, “Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments,” and how experimentation […]

Apr 14 2020

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Looking Back at 15 Years of Killer Innovations

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We are celebrating the 16th season of The Killer Innovations Show. This week, Bob O’Donnell, Silicon Valley veteran, the President, Founder, and Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research, joins us to discuss the history of Killer Innovations and some memorable moments throughout the history of the show. How It All Started Let’s talk about the backstory of […]

Apr 07 2020

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Playing Personality Poker with Your Innovation Team

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This week’s guest is involved in the innovation game for as long as I’ve been around. Stephen Shapiro is a leading speaker and author on innovation, who previously lead a 20,000-person innovation practice at Accenture. We will discuss creativity, reframing questions, and how diverse personalities can come together to create a thriving innovation team. Creativity […]

Mar 31 2020

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The Optimal Innovation Team Size Is…

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On this week’s show, we will be discussing the most optimal innovation team size that will generate the most creativity and innovative ideas. This topic is something that would have helped me much if I had studied and learned it early on in my career. I will also discuss eight types of people that every […]

Mar 24 2020

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iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
52
2
4
2
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.