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Killer Innovations: Successful Innovators Talking About Creativity, Design and Innovation | Hosted by Phil McKinney

An award winning nationally syndicated radio show and podcast where award winning innovators are interviewed about how they used creativity and design to create game-changing — killer innovation.

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7 Rules to Live by: Creating Personal and Professional Success S14 Ep7

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:44:47 +0000

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 […]

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Creating Safe Transportation in Urban Africa S14 Ep6

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:52:05 +0000

Creating safe transportation on the African continent takes a unique approach.  The solutions of the Western world and Silicon Valley simply won’t work.  Colonial cities have grown into major urban environments. The infrastructure doesn’t sustain the growth.  Traffic jams, broken-down vehicles, bad road conditions are endemic.  But there are individuals making a difference in creating […]

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Innovation KPIs: Six Categories to Measure Success S14 Ep5

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:42:43 +0000

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) […]

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Retail Innovation for the Impatient Shopper S14 Ep4

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:31:57 +0000

Delays at the grocery checkout line set William Chomley on a retail innovation course.  Like most of us who are short on time, a quick stop at the supermarket took longer than he liked.  He began ideating on a better way to shop – reinventing the checkout process. William Chomley, Founder and CEO of IMAGR, […]

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

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

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 […]

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Emerging Solutions: Service Innovation S14 Ep2

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:12:41 +0000

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 […]

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Real Innovation in Artificial Intelligence S14 Ep1

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:43:39 +0000

I’m searching for real innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI).  A surfeit of AI products leaves me skeptical. Not to rain on anybody’s parade, but the term appears on countless products.  Even so, some companies do the work of real innovation in AI. Charting AI Territory DeviceBits is one such company.  This start-up charts a unique […]

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Refocusing the Innovation for the Future S13 Ep53

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:35:07 +0000

Are VR/AR (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality) glasses the future?  It might bring to mind an awkward image. People lumbering with bulky headgear.  Besides intense gaming, what are the practical uses for VR/AR technology? By refocusing the innovation and having the courage to pivot, GridRaster Inc. reveals that VR/AR technology is not reserved for gaming enthusiasts.  This […]

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No Entrepreneur is an Island: Mentoring, Networking, Sharing S13 Ep52

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:12:13 +0000

Walt Disney said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”  Marco Carvalho would like to share this lesson with a fellow entrepreneur and innovator. As Marco travelled the world, he discovered the need to reach out to others […]

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In Real Time – Live Streaming Innovation S13 Ep51

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:51:57 +0000

Imagine a major sporting event that you can’t sit at home with friends to watch on TV.  Maybe you’ve had to work late or you’re a student returning from classes on the subway.  You do the next best thing.  You take out your mobile device to live stream it.  To add to the excitement, you […]

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Gaming and Beyond: Accessible Innovation S13 Ep50

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:00:50 +0000

A video game competition between siblings is one of those simple joys of childhood.  But it is no simple thing when one of those children has physical limitations that have kept him from that joy.  His smile when at last he can play a virtual soccer match against his sister speaks volumes.  Xogo is an […]

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Innovation Through Collaboration S13 Ep49

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:32:06 +0000

Innovation can spring out of ideating beyond your own needs.  Look to others’ challenges to shine a light on prime areas for innovation.  Innovation can also come from dire need.  Both cases push innovators to ask questions.  What can I do to make this better?  Can innovation through collaboration improve or accelerate the process? Overdue […]

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Three Perspectives on the Innovation Standouts from CES 2018 S13 Ep48

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:14:13 +0000

Among the emerging technologies, gadgets and hype, what innovation standouts were at CES 2018?  What trends have staying power?   With almost every startup claiming AI, I’m having flashbacks to the dot com era when every business changed its name to get in on the buzzword bandwagon.  Is there something behind the AI buzzword that […]

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

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:18:46 +0000

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 […]

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An Innovative Parking Solution That Predicts Where You Can Park S13 Ep46

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:41:31 +0000

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 […]

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Non-Obvious Innovation From Unexpected Places Like Paducah Kentucky S13 Ep45

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:39:23 +0000

Innovation is not something restricted to Silicon Valley or other Silicon Valley like location (e.g. Austin, Boston, etc). Innovation can happen anywhere. If you are willing to invest some time and little effort, you can find non-obvious innovation happening in some very unusual locations. This week, we take the new mobile studio to Paducah, Kentucky […]

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4 Reasons Every CEO Needs An Innovation Coach S13 Ep44

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:00:03 +0000

Lets face it. Innovation is hard work and requires leadership support if an organization is going to be successful at it. Thus every CEO needs an innovation coach who can come alongside and help the CEO achieve innovation success. Why does an organization success with innovation fall in the lap of the CEO? Because the […]

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4 Signs Your Organization Is Headed Toward Innovation Collapse S13 Ep43

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:00:38 +0000

To some organizations, starting an innovation effort seems easy. Just hire some consultants, host a few all-hands meetings and then decree that the organization is embracing innovation. Sustaining innovation over time is incredibly hard. Without a long term commitment, most organizations experience innovation collapse. Are there weak signals that an organization is heading towards innovation […]

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The Untold Stories of DARPA – The Government Agency That Changed The World S13 Ep42

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:46:13 +0000

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 […]

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Innovation At Scale: The Role Of Infrastructure S13 Ep41

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:13:43 +0000

To invent and deliver innovation at scale, infrastructure can quickly become the roadblock that will turn a great idea in to nightmare. For those of us who have been on Twitter for any amount of time, how can we forget the “fail whale” whenever it went down. While many may consider infrastructure the “boring” part of […]

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How To Build An Innovation Ecosystem Inside Your Organization S13 Ep40

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:24:22 +0000

Building an innovation ecosystem of support across your organization is critical to achieving success. Without it and you will struggle taking and idea and making it real. This week, we take a look at another listner question on how to get support across the organization. Innovation Ecosystem By building an ecosystem of groups and departments […]

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Would You Quit Google and Sell Your House for an Idea? S13 Ep39

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:32:14 +0000

I'm not sure how many people would up and quit google and sell their house to fund an innovation. On top of that, the idea was in an area that many say had no room for new innovation. A very typical innovation antibody response to this persons idea. Unexpected Innovation Many innovations that go on to […]

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Patience: Waiting 15 Years To Bring An Innovation To Market S13 Ep38

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:34:21 +0000

When it comes to tackling some of the hardest medical innovations, patience becomes a fundamental requirement. Because of the regulatory challenges of getting government approval, its not uncommon to wait for years before an innovation is approved for use. That assumes you can solve all of the technical and medical issues before even starting to […]

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Never Give Up: Leaving School At 13 To Study Nuclear Fusion S13 Ep37

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:03:06 +0000

We've all heard the mantra to never give up. We say it to our kids in the hopes that they stick with something that has impact. In the case of Dean Irwin, this mantra as child set him on a path that few could imagine. Dean left school at 13 to become an entrepreneur. His […]

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Can You Create High Performance Teams? S13 Ep36

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:18:04 +0000

Over my career, twice I found myself part of what I would consider high performance teams. These are teams that achieved far beyond expectations. Once you've been a part of a high performance team, you will do everything in your power to find another team just like it. What I struggled with was unlocking why some teams are high performing while others […]

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Behind The Scenes Look At Getting The Innovation Timing Right S13 Ep35

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:47:30 +0000

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 […]

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Innovation Outside Silicon Valley S13 Ep34

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:15 +0000

During some recent travels, I started noticing the comments and suggestions that “being part of Silicon Valley must be exciting”. As I paid more attention, it came across as almost hero worship of Silicon Valley and the companies its has launched. It's like people believe that innovation outside Silicon Valley is a rare if not […]

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Why Do We Back The Wrong Ideas? S13 Ep33

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:42:11 +0000

When it comes to looking and selecting the right ideas to get behind, we all suffer from biases and blind spots. When you look at the success rate for venture capitalists, the only expect to have one hit out 10. So, why do we repeatedly find ourselves backing the wrong ideas and what can we do […]

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Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship S13 Ep32

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:00:29 +0000

In a recent discussion with some colleagues, we found ourselves discussing the current state of the US and global economy. Why has the economic recovery been so slow which has caused the middle class income to stagnate? In my opinion, its because the companies and jobs we are creating are not delivering high value products or services. […]

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9 Common Questions About Innovation S13 Ep31

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:00:51 +0000

Over the years, I noticed that I seem to get a similar set of questions from the participants at my talks, workshops, and innovation boot camps. What this tells me is that there are a set of common questions about innovation that are on everyone's mind. Here are the 9 common questions on innovation that I get. How do […]

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Technology Megatrends S13 Ep30

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:00:16 +0000

Technology megatrends, or what some call long range technology roadmaps, are an important input into your strategic thinking as you build your innovation pipeline. I've been researching, tracking and presenting on technology megatrends for the last 30 years of my career. During a live show broadcast on Facebook, a member of the audience asked about […]

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Human Centered Design (HCD) S13 Ep29

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:27 +0000

Over the last few decades, the importance of design has been growing in the context of how to create disruptive game-changing innovations. Human centered design (HCD) is the way that innovators integrate design with a clear view of customer in to the process of creating an innovation that has impact. Be careful as bad design […]

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My Secret to Sourcing Innovation S13 Ep28

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:00:49 +0000

When it comes to sourcing innovation, most focus on trying to come up with a clever technical or business hook. Over years of experience of both innovation success and failures, I've uncovered three areas of focus for sourcing innovation that will have significant impact. Before jumping into the three areas of focus, there is a basic […]

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Daydreaming: 2 Hours To Boost Your Creativity S13 Ep27

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 12:00:32 +0000

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 […]

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Next Generation Technology: Human Computer Interaction S13 Ep26

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:09:10 +0000

When I was a software engineer, one area of importance was the design and testing of user interfaces. The work was frustrating because you had to decipher what the user was “thinking” to understand how they would use your software. Over the years, the research has taken on the challenges of human computer interaction with […]

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Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over Creativity and Innovation? S13 Ep25

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:57:48 +0000

As humans, we have some unique abilities. We are self-aware, we exhibit critical thinking and we have the ability to be creative and innovate. Will that always be the case? Some think that artificial intelligence (AI) will someday take over creativity and innovation. In my opinion, AI will become a tool that will help improve […]

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Innovation With Purpose: Inspiring The Near Future S13 Ep24

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:09:23 +0000

It’s human nature to want to make a lasting impact with the innovations we create. To do something meaningful and enduring. To create a lasting legacy that makes the world a better place. I call this innovation with purpose. In some cases, we need help to realize a vision we have that manifests this idea […]

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How To Avoid The Trap of Success S13 Ep23

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:34:58 +0000

Once we have experienced that taste of success, we will do anything to experience it again but instead, we fall into the trap of success. Success leads us down the path of taking a more conservative approach in hopes that we can repeat the success we just experienced. The assumption is that if we repeat […]

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The Unintended Consequences From Innovation Adoption S13 Ep22

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:43:43 +0000

The pace of innovation continues to accelerate and in many instences, we are surprised from the unintended consequences from innovation adoption. While innovators focus on the adoption, we overlook the need for society to adapt to these new innovations and the impact it has. Some adaptations are conscious while others are thrust upon society with […]

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How Companies Are Using Improv Comedy Skills To Boost Creativity S13 Ep21

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:16:04 +0000

Helping companies and teams to unlock their natural creative ability can be daunting to innovation leaders. One method that I have found incredibly useful is to use improv comedy skills as a way to get team members comfortable being uncomfortable since in improv, you never know what's going to happen next. Kelly Leonard, Executive Director of […]

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A 5th Grade Innovator Whose Idea Could Save Kids Left In The Car S13 Ep20

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:42:44 +0000

What inspirations feed your ideas for innovation? In this case, seeing a news report on a tragic death of a 6 month old baby let a young entrepreneur to create an innovation that could save kids left in the car. Bishop Curry is headed into the 6th grade this fall. Its was a the tragic […]

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Skipping College To Start A Business S13 Ep19

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:28:38 +0000

What would you think if your child, grandchild, niece or nephew came to you and said that they were skipping college to start a business? Almost a year ago, I interviewed Nick Titus who was soon to be a High School Senior about his science fair project that was quickly becoming an innovation that could impact […]

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The 8 Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization S13 Ep18

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:30:06 +0000

This is for CxO's or those who want to eventually be a CxO. How are you thinking about innovation within your organization? What are you doing to ensure that you have the right innovation leader in place? Why Is Innovation Important? A recent McKinsey & Company surveyed more than 2,000 executives and asked how important is […]

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The Truth And Disappointment Of Orphaned Innovations S13 Ep17

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:32:27 +0000

Orphaned innovations are those great ideas that could have a significant and positive impact on peoples lives except the market is so small that you can't raise the monies and the support to bring them to market. Orphan drugs is the pharmaceutical industry version of the orphan innovations. Orphaned Innovations In a previous live, I […]

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Grassroots Innovation Using The Kickbox Process From Adobe S13 Ep16

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:35 +0000

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 […]

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Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:00:42 +0000

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 […]

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6 Attributes of the Most Innovative People I’ve Interviewed S13 Ep14

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:30:28 +0000

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 […]

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How MBA’s Kill Innovation S13 Ep13

Tue, 30 May 2017 13:38:26 +0000

While most innovators think about innovation across two types, incremental and disruptive, there is actually a third type; little ideas. Little ideas are complimentary to the existing offerings thus low risk. At the same time, little ideas can have high impact. The risk for little ideas is the desire by managements and the MBA's to apply traditional […]

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Innovating The Way We Teach Leadership S13 Ep12

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:05:11 +0000

When I was in college, the way we learned was lecture, reading and testing — with a little bit of lab work tossed in for good measure. When it comes to leadership, universities still teaches using this same model. The result is the struggle for graduates to understand the difference between management and leadership. To prepare […]

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Lessons Learned From A Successful Innovator Inside a Large Organization S13 Ep11

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:48:46 +0000

A few shows back, I ranted on why I disagree with an article from an executive at Accenture who said that innovation inside large organizations was impossible. In this show, rather than you listening to more of my experiences, I decided to bring on a listener of the show who has direct experience of being a successful […]

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Innovating with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Personal Performance S13 Ep10

Tue, 09 May 2017 13:02:59 +0000

Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is quickly becoming a key element for today's innovations. While many think that AI is new, its been around for decades but just now finding the traction it needs to be applied to a broad set of innovations. In today's show, we have a discussion with Kerri McMaster, co-founder and head of […]

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How To Be A Disruptive Entrepreneur S13 Ep9

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:00:40 +0000

The hope and dream of every innovator is to come up with an idea that disrupts and transforms industries. To do it multiple times over a career puts that person in to a category of being a disruptive entrepreneur. Our guest this week, Sachin Dev Duggal, is an innovator, serial entrepreneur, and an advocate of enterprise […]

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How To Ask Questions To Find New Ideas S13 Ep8

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:48:13 +0000

When you are tasked with coming up with a new produce or service, the immediate reaction for most is to panic. Where and how do you start? The approach I've used for decades and that has helped me to create hundreds of products and services generating billions in revenue — ask questions. There is a […]

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Using 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity S13 Ep7

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:01:44 +0000

In June 2007, after finding himself creatively drained,  Noah started a personal project — Skull-A-Day. This yearlong art project's objectives was to create challenges that would jumpstart his personal creative energy.  What started out as a personal project ended up transforming his creative future. The project went viral and became an Internet sensation which led to a […]

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Innovation Culture Requires That We Get Along With Others S13 Ep6

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:35:41 +0000

Culture is hard and creating and maintaining an innovation culture is even harder. One of the challenges for creating a culture of innovation within an organization is our ability to get along with others. Innovation is about constant change which is uncomfortable and stressful. The result is that some individuals/groups will not respond and actually become quite negative […]

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The 5 Innovation Leadership Hacks I Use S13 Ep5

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:21:17 +0000

As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. As I look back over my career leading innovation teams and organizations, I wish someone had sat me down and shared some of the core fundamentals to innovation leadership. These “hacks” are part of my core rules that I attempt to follow. I'm not perfect and still stumble […]

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How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome And Be More Creative S13 Ep4

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:02:29 +0000

During a recent mentoring session with a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) of a major multi-national company, the executive expressed a private fear. He attributes his past success as “being lucky” .. “being in the right place at the right time”. His fear is someone would find out that “he wasn't that good” and this his […]

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Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation? S13 Ep3

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000

I came across a recent article where the Managing Director of Accenture Digital made the bold claim that large companies cannot do innovation. More accurately, Narry Singh said, “.. Corporate innovation does not work.” He goes on to claim that innovation at large companies do not work because “.. the firms are too slow to move – […]

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Key To Success: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable S13 Ep2

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:53 +0000

Innovation is all about change. The need to change includes you and your career, the organizations you are a part of and even the governments that serve us. This change requires us to be in a constant state of being uncomfortable. This weeks guest on the show is Gretchen McClain. I met Gretchen back in […]

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How Has Innovation Changed Over The Last 12 Years? S13 Ep1

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:46:24 +0000

It's hard to believe that it was 12 years ago when I released the first episode of Killer Innovations in to the wild. Its been a wild ride. What I find especially interesting is how has innovation changed over the last 12 years. The original motivation for the show came from my mentor, Bob Davis. […]

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How To Innovate Under Financial Constraints S12 Ep48

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:00:41 +0000

I am a believer that constraint based innovation creates better ideas. It forces the team to throw out the old rule book and innovate a new approach. The same applies when you are forced to innovate under financial constraints. While my staff doesn't always agree that constraints are good, in my experience a team that […]

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How Do You Bring Innovation To Philanthropy? S12 Ep47

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:24 +0000

Everyday, we can't avoid reading articles that tout the latest and greatest technology and innovation. What we don't see that often is the role innovation can and should play in philanthropy. If you agree that it has a role, how do you bring innovation to philanthropy? This weeks guest, Jared Angaza, has spent his life […]

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My Secrets To Personal Creativity S12 Ep46

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:43 +0000

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 […]

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Short-Term Thinking Is Dangerous To Long Term Innovation Investments S12 Ep45

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:00:49 +0000

As an officer in two public companies and a Board member for a third public company, I've seen up close and personal the challenges executive leadership faces when trying to balance achieving the quarterly results while knowing that they  need to make long term investments in research and innovation.  This short-term thinking on quarterly results has […]

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How To Successfully Establish And Lead Industry Innovation Efforts S12 Ep44

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:00:19 +0000

Innovation is not constrained to individuals, teams or organizations. In some cases, the best to way to innovate is when entire industries comes together to share the effort and the investment necessary. Industry innovation is one approach that is commonly overlook and undervalued. In today's show, we talk with John Osborne who is General Manager […]

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5 Myths of Innovation S12 Ep43

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:00:20 +0000

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 […]

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Winning in the emerging innovation economy S12 Ep42

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:02 +0000

Innovation is everywhere – in our pockets, in our cars, in our work and in our home. Where do these new ideas come from? New ideas are the foundation of our future and growing economic driver of society. This emerging innovation economy, which value ideas over anything else, is quickly overtaking the information/knowledge economy that […]

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Treat Your Life Like A Startup S12 Ep41

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:14 +0000

Many make the mistake of thinking that their lives are going to work out as planned. It never does. What would happen if you treated your life like a startup? The guest for this weeks show, Dr. Anna Akbari, discusses her book, “Startup Your Life: Hustle And Hack Your Way To Happiness.” As an entrepreneur, […]

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6 High Impact Innovations I’m Most Excited About S12 Ep40

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:37 +0000

This time of year, I take a moment and look at innovations that were announced in the last year whose impact will be significant in the next 12 to 24 months. This year's list contains some intriguing innovations that are less about “new tech” and more about human ingenuity to look at problems and opportunities […]

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Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ideas Don’t Get Backed S12 Ep39

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:00:47 +0000

It can be extremely frustrating when your ideas can't seem to secure support or backing. Why? Is it the idea or is it you? In this weeks show, I share some of my personal lessons learned along with the collection of frustrations and lessons learned from my mentoring and coaching clients on the challenges of securing […]

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3 Pieces of Innovation Advice For Entrepreneurs S12 Ep38

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:00:05 +0000

Getting innovation advice from actual innovators is invaluable. In this weeks, show, we hear from Tyler Reynolds, the CEO and Co-founder of Trinity Mobile Networks. Tyler and his co-founder,  Stephen Hall, are innovators who were inspired to innovate a solution to a problem they themselves had. During the show, Tyler shares how the idea behind Trinity […]

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9 Daily Questions That Will Improve Your Career Success Forever S12 Ep37

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:00:20 +0000

I have a morning routine where I run down a set of daily questions that help me stay on track and focused on the right things. These question have come about over my years of learning the hard way. The inspiration for the questions came from Ben Franklin who asked himself two questions ever day. […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Innovation by M&A S12 Ep36

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:00:06 +0000

There is an explosion in companies who are securing innovation by M&A (mergers and acquisitions). In the last 36 months, 57% of M&A deals were based on innovation. When companies find themselves behind the market, “innovating by acquisition” becomes a quick way to catch-up through the work of others. At the same time, if an […]

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6 Limiting Beliefs That Are Killing Your Creativity And What You Can Do About It S12 Ep35

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:25 +0000

Limiting beliefs are those that constrain you in some way. Just by believing them, we do not think, do or say things because this limiting belief inhibits us. Our limiting beliefs originate from self doubts that then become “rules” we apply to our everday activities. In extreme cases, limiting beliefs can sabatoge our hapiness, our […]

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Why Large Company Experiences are the Secret Ingredient S12 Ep34

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:00:10 +0000

While many companies recruit for start-up experience, large company experiences can be a secret ingredient to success. The ability to call on executives who have the experience of understanding scale, managing remote staff, complex manufacturing, global markets, selling to large organizations and much more is invaluable. In today's show, we discussed: Barry's career at IBM and the […]

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