Killer Innovations
The award winning Killer Innovations™ Podcast and nationally syndicated talk radio show (on +30 radio stations) is hosted by Phil McKinney, an award winning innovator of technologies and products used by hundreds of millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The podcast is Phil's way to "pay-it-forward" by sharing his experience and expertise in innovation so that individuals and organizations can achieve success in the innovation/creative economy. About the Host: Phil retired as the CTO at Hewlett-Packard where he led the product/R&D for the $40B PC, Mobile, Display/TV and Workstation business. He is currently the President and CEO for CableLabs, the non-profit R&D and innovation lab for the global cable industry. Phil shares his rule-breaking approach to innovation and creativity in his book "Beyond The Obvious" and via the podcast. He has been credited with forming and leading multiple teams that FastCompany and BusinessWeek list as one of the “50 Most Innovative”. His recognition includes Vanity Fair naming him the “The Innovation Guru”, MSNBC and Fox Business calling him "The Gadget Guy" and the San Jose Mercury News dubbing him the "chief seer". For more information on Phil visit his blog at
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Dateline: Washington D.C. Segment 1: Fast Prototyping - fast (hours, days) versus rapid (weeks, months) - Fast prototypes are not functional - Focus on early and quick customer feedback - Fast prototypes are built by the inventors and not 'model' builders Segment 2: Example of a Killer Innovation Segment 3: Killer Question of the Week Visit for the link to this podcast and the entire archive of previous shows.
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Dateline: Washington D.C. (on my way to San Francisco and LA) Topic: Biomimicry - The use of biology as a source for ideas and innovations This podcast diverges from the standard format and shares an interview with Janine Benys, author of "Biomimicry: Innovations Inspired by Nature". This interview was provided by: Massive Change Radio (, CIUT 89.5 FM ( and Jennifer Leonard ( in discussion with Janine Benyus. Link to the full interview with Janine Benys -
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Dateline: Washington D.C. Segment 1: Emergent Innovations Basic characteristics ... - Culture of experimentation/risk taking - Self organizing knowledge systems (e.g. Wiki, Blogs, Communities) - Strong network of relationships - Multiple skills (diversity) - Flexible team structures - Simple rules (min specification, diffusion of authority, widespread availability of info) - Minimize boundries Emergent Innovation example: Segment 2: Weak Signals - Using stats ... - Trends in management -vs- population trends Segment 3: Killer Question of the Week HOMEWORK ASIGNMENT!!!: Send an email to that describes: - How have you used the information from the podcasts? - What (if any) has been the inpact? For more information ... visit
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