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The award winning Killer Innovation podcast, hosted by Phil McKinney, shares the skills and lessons learned from the hosts +30 year career developing award winning products and technologies.  The objective is to share with the audience how to harness the power of innovation to radically improve their personal, career and business success. 


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Can’t Not Do Innovation S11 Ep14

Can’t Not Do Innovation S11 Ep14

June 22, 2015 6:00 am

There are moments in every innovator’s life when they become sure of the path that lies before them. An idea has come into their minds that they can’t escape.…

Creativity Through Restriction (Constraint Based Innovation) S11 Ep13

Creativity Through Restriction (Constraint Based Innovation) S11 Ep13

June 15, 2015 6:00 am

Creativity is usually associated with open spaces, uninhibited freedom, and a lack of anything to stifle expression. However, sometimes it can be beneficial, even essential, to build walls, make rules and impose constraints on ourselves in order to get our creativity flowing.…

Unintended Consequence That Became A Childhood Innovation S11 Ep12

Unintended Consequence That Became A Childhood Innovation S11 Ep12

June 8, 2015 6:00 am

In the middle of the second world war, James Wright was hard at work, trying to invent a synthetic rubber substitute. He was employed by the U.S.…

How To Achieve Your Innovation Goals S11 Ep11

How To Achieve Your Innovation Goals S11 Ep11

June 1, 2015 6:00 am

Everyone dreams of a better future. Some of those dreams are more commonplace, like getting a better job; while others are bigger challenges, such as creating something innovative that will change the world or writing a bestselling book.…

What Dissonance Teaches Us About Innovation S11 Ep10

What Dissonance Teaches Us About Innovation S11 Ep10

May 25, 2015 6:00 am

A music theory book might seem like an unusual place to find inspiration for innovative thinking, but there is a musical principle that provides a useful metaphor for how innovators find inspiration – and also happens to separate the great composers from the mediocre ones.…

5 Innovation Blind Spots That Killed Nokia and Kodak S11 Ep9

5 Innovation Blind Spots That Killed Nokia and Kodak S11 Ep9

May 18, 2015 6:00 am

  When the mantra “innovate or die” is invoked, two companies who are often mentioned as examples are Nokia and Kodak. But in what ways, exactly, did these two companies fail to innovate?…

Lucid Dream and Creativity S11 Ep8

Lucid Dream and Creativity S11 Ep8

May 11, 2015 6:00 am

In the 1984 movie “Dreamscape” starring Dennis Quaid and Christopher Plummer , government researchers found a way to have people join another persons dream and then actively participate, and in some case disrupt it.…

Innovation From Repurposing S11 Ep7

Innovation From Repurposing S11 Ep7

May 4, 2015 6:00 am

If you look up the Merriam-Webster’s definition, it says that innovation is “the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods.” However, in a world of continuous technological and ideological advancement, how much is really new?…

12 Tips on Innovation from Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed S11 Ep6

12 Tips on Innovation from Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed S11 Ep6

April 27, 2015 6:00 am

For many innovators, making a splash through social media is the subject of long thought and a lot of trial and error. On the other hand, innovators like Elon Musk tend to have the Midas touch when it comes to combining innovation and social media.…

Innovation From Associative Fluency S11 Ep5

Innovation From Associative Fluency S11 Ep5

April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Everyone knows of the old saying “Great minds think alike,” usually said as a kind of joke when two people have the same idea at the same time.…

This page contains the entire back catalog (archive) of  the Killer Innovations Podcast.  You can subscribe to the podcast at: iTunes, Zune or RSS.  If you find an error or problem with any of the media files, please send an email to feedback@philmckinney.com

Heritage of Innovation – Interviews With Innovation Leaders

  1. Interviewing Robert Scoble (@scobleizer)
  2. Interview with Bob Metcalfe – Inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com
  3. Interview with Jim Sutton On Innovating The First Touch PC
  4. Interview with Dave Watson from Ford and Steve Bishop from IDEO on co-innovation
  5. Interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee – Inventor of the Web discussing the past and future of the web
  6. Interview With Chuck House – The Early Days At HP
  7. Interview With Geoffrey Moore – Part 1 of 2
  8. Interview With Geoffrey Moore – Part 2 of 2
  9. Interview With Art Fong (HP engineer #9)
  10. Interview With David Cochran On Creating The HP 35 Calculator

Killer Innovations Podcast (from most current to oldest)

2012

  1. Grow your innovation expertise from incremental to emergent to game-changing innovations
  2. How To Test Your Idea
  3. Innovation Attitude
  4. Market Timing For Your Innovation
  5. Strategic Storytelling
  6. 5 Biggest Risks To Innovation
  7. Laws of Innovation
  8. Idea Management Is Key To Your Innovation Strategy
  9. Co-Innovation As A Unique Type Of Innovation
  10. Innovation From Mergers and Acquisitions
  11. Organic Innovation
  12. Getting The Innovation Mix Correct
  13. Fighting The Corporate Antibodies
  14. Background On The Beyond The Obvious Book

Older Killer Innovations Shows (2005-2010)

  1. Innovation Leadership Skills
  2. Going Beyond The Obvious
  3. Best Practices Means Being Average (video)
  4. Kid Based Creativity (video)
  5. Innovate Education Workshop (video) – Example of the ‘grouping’ step in a Killer Innovation Ideation session
  6. Corporate Entrainment (Video)
  7. Innovation Is About Sticking With It
  8. Innovate The Way You Innovate
  9. Enabling Innovation – A Strength In Any Economy (video)
  10. Live Speech – Practical Innovation Skills
  11. Getting Comfortable Taking Innovation Risks – Getting over your fear of something going wrong
  12. How To Uncover Emerging Trends And Weak Signals
  13. Using Creativity To Create A Killer Career –  Using questions to think differently about your career
  14. Telling Your Idea Story – Create a convincing story so that others will sacrifice to make your idea successful
  15. How To Estimate The Value Of An Idea
  16. Improve Innovation Adoption By Communicating The Utility and Cost Benefit
  17. Career Advice For Finding The Dream Innovation Job
  18. Proving The Value Of Innovation – How do you prove to management that innovation is important?
  19. When is the best time to innovate?
  20. Adjacent Innovations – How to use adjacencies to create killer innovations
  21. A Perfect Storm Of Innovation (video)
  22. Lessons Learned From Creating Innovation Teams
  23. Changing Your Perspective Skills
  24. Observation Skills – Find the unspoken needs and wants of customers
  25. Live Speech – Creative Economy
  26. Execution – Translating Ideas to Innovations
  27. Ranking Your Ideas – How to make sure you are working on the best ideas
  28. Ideation – Creating Killer Ideas By Asking Killer Questions
  29. Having A Focus For Your Innovation Search
  30. Current Methods Versus A Better Way To Innovate
  31. Why is innovation important
  32. Finding and Keeping Innovation Champions
  33. Overcoming The Mid-project Blues and a new creativity exercise
  34. One Dimensional Innovations
  35. The New IQ – Innovation Quotient
  36. Finding Hidden Ideas By Using Five Hats
  37. Fighting Innovation FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)
  38. Prioritizing Your Ideas
  39. Seeing The Big Picture To Innovate
  40. Innovation Failures
  41. Career Advice For The Creative/Innovation Economy
  42. Managing The Innovation Funnel
  43. Measuring Innovation Impact
  44. Trend Safari – Traveling the world in search of emerging trends
  45. Improv Innovation – Using improv comedy tools/tricks to innovate
  46. Making The Innovation Pitch
  47. Creating White Space Innovations – Using innovation maps to create white space innovations
  48. Tools And Tricks To Overcome Creativity Block
  49. India China And The Creative Economy – How to compete in the creative economy
  50. Innovation Gravity – How to avoid complacency that comes with innovation success
  51. Creating Insanely Simple Innovations
  52. Brain On Auto-Pilot – How do you stop your brain from operating in auto-pilot mode?
  53. 10 Infrastructure Requirements For The Creative Economy
  54. High Performance Innovation Teams
  55. Innovation Economy Speech at Reuters
  56. Corporate Corruption Of Innovation
  57. Resource Constraints Impact On Innovation
  58. The Role Of Innovation – What is the role of innovation in large enterprises?
  59. Five Fears Of Innovators and External Innovation Networks
  60. Best Time To Innovate and Proactive Ways To Find Ideas
  61. Overcoming Innovation Block and How To Prevent Innovation
  62. Creative Failure Methodology and Becoming An Innovation Evangelist
  63. Listening Skill and Rules Of Future Forecasting
  64. Observation Skills and Contradictions
  65. Transition To The Creative Economy
  66. Personal Barriers To Creativity
  67. Return Of The Lone Inventor
  68. Importance of the Innovation Process
  69. Show 50 – Listener Feedback
  70. Rest and Relaxation for Better Innovation
  71. Improve Innovation Efficiency
  72. Innovation Toolkit and Prosperity Denial
  73. Innovation of Design and Finding a Mentor
  74. Start-up Innovation
  75. Management Model Innovation
  76. 2008 CES Innovations
  77. Outcome Driven Innovation and Innovation Budgets
  78. da Vinci Method and Outcome Based Innovation
  79. Productivity from Innovation and Innovation Education
  80. Innovation Rules and Virtual Anthropology
  81. Creating a Pipeline of Innovation and Tryvertising
  82. Cost Benefit Analysis of Innovations
  83. Futurecasting and Listener Contributions
  84. Team Diversity for Brainstorming
  85. Innovation Timing – When is the best time to launch my killer innovations?
  86. Innovation Mentoring
  87. Stealth Innovations – Keeping innovations below the radar screen of management
  88. Katrina Innovations
  89. Overcoming Your Idea Critics and The Conceptual Age
  90. Building on the innovations of others
  91. Ethnography and Life Caching
  92. Creating an Innovation Culture
  93. Idea Quota and Twinsumer
  94. Fast Prototyping
  95. Redefining the Innovation Opportunity – How to redefine the problem to uncover the breakthrough idea
  96. Biology Based Innovations – Biomimicry – Using biology as a source for ideas and innovations
  97. Emergent Innovations
  98. Innovation Success Rate
  99. Collaborating for Innovation
  100. Financial Criteria for Killer Innovations
  101. Storytelling & Weak Signals – How to use storytelling to ignite passion for your ideas
  102. Measuring Structured Innovation & Applying Killer Questions
  103. Structured Innovation Process & Changing Perspective
  104. Structured Innovation Part 2 & Innovation Rate
  105. Scenario Planning & Computer Gaming
  106. Transforming your organization & Alternative industries
  107. Incremental Innovations & Role of Sci-Fi
  108. Interview with Brain Reactions & Killer Question
  109. 2nd Generation Innovation Tools & Human Scale
  110. Killer Innovations Workshop Warm-up & Differentiation
  111. 1st Generation Innovation Tools  & Weak Signals
  112. 10 types of Innovation
  113. Ranking Ideas & Customer Segments
  114. Killer Innovation Workshop – How to organize and run one
  115. Killer Questions – How does the quality of the question improve the quality of the idea?
  116. Innovating to win in the ‘experience economy’
  117. The challenges or barriers that slow down or prevent the innovation process.

Live Speeches

  1. Live Speech – Practical Innovation Skills
  2. Enabling Innovation – A Strength In Any Economy (video)
  3. Video of Makers Faire Appearance Topic: Creating Killer Innovations (video)
  4. A Perfect Storm Of Innovation (video)
  5. Live Speech – Creative Economy
  6. Innovation Economy Speech at Reuters