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
Most organizations use the traditional approach to host brainstorming session with their teams. If they took the time to evaluate the impact, they would recognize that there are some inherent weaknesses in the way brainstorming have been done in the past. Is there a next generation brainstorming approach? In this weeks show, we share with you how […]
Direct download: How_To_Run_A_Next_Generation_Brainstorming_Session_S11_Ep47.mp3
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Two weeks ago where we discussed creating an innovation timeline and last week we then discussed on to take the items from a timeline and do prepare scouting reports for each item. This week we are going to take the next step and discuss how to take all of this and generate ideas  by understanding the rules […]
Direct download: 6_Golden_Rules_for_Brainstorming_S11_Ep46.mp3
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This weeks show continues our discussion from last week. Now that you understand what an innovation timeline is, what should you do next? You need to take each of the innovation items on your timeline and scout the innovation landscape or what I call the innovation battlefield – depending on the level of competition in […]
Direct download: Scouting_The_Innovation_Battlefield_S11_Ep45.mp3
Category:Past Shows -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Part of my job has been and continues to be about predicting the future. A few weeks back, I shared with you my prediction about what was going to be the hot innovations of 2016. Most have been already validated by the buzz coming for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Lets be honest, […]
Direct download: Predicting_The_Future_S11_Ep44.mp3
Category:Past Shows -- posted at: 5:00am PDT