My TEDx Talk: Do you have Impostor Syndrome … too?

TEDx Boulder September 2018

What happens when you share the secret that has been feeding your impostor syndrome for more than 25 years? In this TEDx talk, I share a secret that I kept hidden for 25 years and the result of that secret being revealed on the front page of a national newspaper. Through this journey, I was forced […]

Phil McKinney talk on Impostor Syndrome at TEDx Boulder 2018

Be Willing To Be Weird

ITU Commencement Speech - May 2017

Below is the video and transcript for my commencement speech at ITU last month. The topic of the speech was on the entanglement of fear, failure and conformity. To be successful, we all must be willing to be weird. Be different. Use our creativity to win in the emerging creative economy. Note: The following transcript […]

What are the innovations emerging from Africa?

I don’t know (yet) what innovations are emerging from Africa but as part of the Pay-It-Forward Project, we will be spending the holidays in Africa (Rwanda specifically).  We will arrive in Africa on December 14th and return to Colorado on January 3rd (just in time for CES) – with regular updates/photos posted to the blog […]

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