Killer Innovations (podcasts)
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

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.

It is amazing how much can be learned about an innovator’s style and thought processes from the confines of Twitter, so I’ve put together my personal list of 12 principles of innovation Elon Musk displays in 140 characters or less.

Download to the Killer Innovations Podcast12 Tips on Innovation from Elon Musk’s Twitter Feed S11 Ep6

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Podcast:  Lessons Learned From Creating Innovation Teams

 Lessons Learned From Creating Innovation Teams

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Podcast: Changing Perspective

Segment 1: Changing Perspective for better innocations

Segment 2: Why is the Killer Innovation approach better?


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Podcast: Observations Skills For more information on creativity, innovation and this podcast, please visit
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Podcast: Creative Economy - Recorded LIVE Change is something we may try to stop but never will.  From the agriculture economy to the manufacturing economy to the knowledge/information economy to that of the creative economy … where wealth creation is dependent upon the capacity of a nation to continually create ideas.  In short, a nation without a vibrant creative labor force does not possess the knowledge base to succeed in the creative economy, and must depend on ideas produced elsewhere.

The creative economy is a new a world in which people work with their brains instead of their hands.   A world in which innovation is more important than mass production.  A world in which investment buys new concepts or the means to create them, rather than new machines.

In this new world … ideas are the new global currency ...

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Podcast: Making The Innovation Pitch For show notes, visit the
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Podcast: Creating White Space Innovations For show notes, visit
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Podcast: Tools and Tricks to Break Creativity Block Visit for show notes
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Podcast: India China And The Creative Economy For show notes, visit Killer Innovations
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Podcast: 10 Infrastructure Requirements For The Creative Economy
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