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

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Innovation Leadership: The Role of the CEO, Board, and the Innovation Advisory Board

37:40 | Apr 30th

Leadership support for innovation is critical to an organization. Any leader knows how to spell innovation.  But few senior leaders understand what is involved or how hard it is unless they have come from an “innovation background.”  What are some es...Show More
Creative Inspiration Outside of Work

37:39 | Apr 23rd

Everyone is creative.  Yet some people seem more creative than others.  What do those people have that others might lack?  What’s the secret to creativity? This week we talk about finding creative inspiration outside of work.  I’ll share my thoughts ...Show More
Using Innovation to Grow the Intangible Economy

37:53 | Apr 16th

With major shifts in the global economy, businesses need to be ready.  Amid a slowdown of growth, companies that thrive are using innovation to grow the intangible economy.  Steven Hill is the Global Head of Innovation at KPMG. He joins us to talk ab...Show More
Device Innovation: Enabling IoT Standards

37:42 | Apr 9th

Behind all things smart, from homes and buildings to vehicles, is IoT.  What will open up new worlds for the future? Open IoT standards.  John Osborne II is Chairman of the Board at Zigbee Alliance.  He is also Vice President of IoT, sales and market...Show More
Creating Motion and Gesture Control with Style

37:31 | Apr 2nd

Apply technology designed for one use to a whole new product.  Then expect the unexpected. Tech that detects motion on bridges and other large structures is the backdrop.  Chief Operating Officer Nadia Giuliani joins the show from CES 2019. She share...Show More
Innovations Using Edge Computing

37:45 | Mar 26th

Making creative ideas into tangible products takes time.  Anything that can optimize the process will give the advantage.  Developing the next evolution of cloud computing is Mutable, which offers public edge cloud.  This translates into low latency,...Show More
Innovating Battery Life: Powering Down to Power Up

37:22 | Mar 19th

Being connected has become an essential part of our daily lives.  Wireless has made huge strides over the past two decades.  IoT is connecting our world in ways we would have never imagined.  With the growing demand for constant connectivity, one are...Show More
CTO Advice for the Innovator

38:09 | Mar 12th

How does one become a successful Chief Technology Officer?  It takes creative vision, innovative strategy, and thorough preparation.  In this week’s show, Tony G. Werner, President of Technology and Product at Comcast, joins me to share CTO advice.  ...Show More
Season 15: Inspiring Impactful Innovation Since 2005

38:00 | Mar 5th

Early in my career one man who had a huge impact on me, my mentor Bob Davis, told me to pay it forward.  As Killer Innovations kicks off Season 15 this week, we reflect on what it has meant to pay it forward.  Challenging and encouraging others towar...Show More
Customer Support Innovation: Solving Problems Faster S14 Ep51

38:06 | Feb 26th

When you’re in the middle of an important project and equipment fails, you want it fixed fast.  In this week’s show I talk with Blitzz Co-founder Rama Sreenivasan. His company is solving the inefficiencies of tech support.  Blitzz’s customer support ...Show More
Safe and Efficient Transport through Microtransit Innovation S14 Ep50

37:32 | Feb 19th

Getting around in the big city can be easier than in smaller, less populated locations.  In many areas across the country, getting from point A to point B is dependent on having a vehicle.  This can present a challenge for people who don’t have acces...Show More
Incremental Innovation at CES 2019 S14 Ep49

32:44 | Feb 12th

If you’ve attended the Consumer Electronics Show for many years, your perspective can be invaluable.  For Tim Bajarin, preeminent Silicon Valley analyst and President of Creative Strategies, this is his 44th CES.  When he speaks, the tech industry li...Show More
Practical AI at CES 2019 S14 Ep48

37:36 | Feb 5th

As the hype settles, practical AI emerges.  The use of AI in various forms is gaining traction.  Who can benefit from AI and how? Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft VP of AI and ISV, joins us in the Mobile Studio at CES 2019.  He shares his thoughts on CE...Show More
On the Cusp of Innovation: Bob O’Donnell Surveys CES 2019 S14 Ep47

37:31 | Jan 29th

At times the leaps forward in technology are evident.  Then there are times when incremental steps slowly rise towards something momentous just yonder.  Bob O’Donnell is a top Silicon Valley analyst, USA Today columnist, and contributor to leading me...Show More
CES 2019: Tech Trends that Amaze and Simplify S14 Ep46

37:35 | Jan 22nd

Cars that walk.  TVs that roll up.  From rising stars to tech titans, the atmosphere at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 has been high energy.  To consider what’s fueling that energy, I talk to the host of CES, Consumer Technology Association...Show More
Innovating Network Operations: Connected, Secure, Visible S14 Ep45

37:59 | Jan 15th

Keeping networks connected, secure, and visible is easier thanks to one startup.  Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, David Erickson joins me. David is Co-Founder of Forward Networks.  His company is innovating network operations. Their products t...Show More
How to Build Innovation Confidence S14 Ep44

37:32 | Jan 8th

The work of innovation culminates in execution.  But getting there is a journey with hurdles to overcome.  You need innovation confidence to face corporate antibodies, deal with setbacks, and keep innovating.  Today’s show focuses on how to build inn...Show More
The Best of Killer Innovations 2018: Motivating, Inspiring, Innovating S14 Ep43

37:57 | Jan 1st

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on an amazing year.  We’ve listened to innovators from around the world. We’ve found non-obvious innovation in unexpected places.  It’s been a year of new experiences, like talking at TEDx Boulder.  Exce...Show More
How to Create a Strong Executive Presence – Part Two S14 Ep42

37:48 | Dec 25th, 2018

Success in innovation requires more than great ideas, that amazing product, the unique service.  Innovators need support from others to make their innovations a reality. How does the innovation leader persuade and influence others to support his/her ...Show More
How to Create a Strong Executive Presence – Part One S14 Ep41

37:16 | Dec 18th, 2018

What makes great leaders great?  Those who motivate and inspire others and draw a following embody a strong executive presence.  If you want to lead in innovation, strong executive presence is a must. Although it may seem an elusive quality, it’s not...Show More
4 Ways to Sniff Out a Bogus Innovation S14 Ep40

37:41 | Dec 11th, 2018

We’ve all heard these larger than life claims made about some innovation.  If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Bogus innovations cause serious damage.  They hurt consumers, employees, investors, and the innovator community as a whole. But ho...Show More
An Innovator with Impostor Syndrome S14 Ep39

38:20 | Dec 4th, 2018

A good number of us harbor a secret fear about our abilities or qualifications.  We’re shadowed by clouds of doubt. Do you feel like a fraud and an impostor when it comes to your career?  You’re not alone. I was an innovator with Impostor Syndrome. I...Show More
The Wine Bottle: Ripe for Packaging Innovation S14 Ep38

37:47 | Nov 27th, 2018

When delivery fails, it costs in more ways than one.  In today’s show, I talk with Santiago Navarro, founder and CEO of Garçon Wines.  Santiago shares his unique solution to a constraint that caused major problems for his online wine business.  Based...Show More
Don’t Let the Funnel Dry Up! Create an Innovation Challenge S14 Ep37

37:19 | Nov 21st, 2018

For innovation leaders, one of the hardest tasks is keeping the innovation funnel full.  Yet, this is key to sustaining an innovation effort. What’s worked for me is to create an innovation challenge.  Today’s show lays out a process for making an in...Show More
A Change Maker in the Innovation Game S14 Ep36

37:27 | Nov 13th, 2018

Big corporate innovation or startup getting off the ground, the challenges are similar.  Amy Radin knows something of both. She went from direct marketing to becoming the first Chief Innovation Officer of Citibank.  Now she advises startups. Her late...Show More
A Future Look: Top Innovations, Teaching the Future, Tomorrow’s Healthcare S14 Ep35

32:40 | Nov 6th, 2018

Today we delve into the future.  I discuss topics in three areas: top innovations, teaching the future, and tomorrow’s healthcare.  What innovations will have the most impact on our future? What can we do today to prepare students for the future?  Ho...Show More
Decision-making: OODA Loop for Fast and Accurate Decisions S14 Ep33

30:32 | Oct 23rd, 2018

When the enemy is in close pursuit, there’s not a lot of time to decide what’s next.  Fighter pilots are trained to make decisions fast. It’s a decision that could mean life or death.  And fast is not enough. Fighter pilots must make fast and accurat...Show More
The Art of Invention and Innovation in Chicago S14 Ep32

23:55 | Oct 16th, 2018

Every year Chicago highlights the art of invention and innovation.  I’m honored to welcome back Tom Kuczmarski to the show.  Tom talks about exciting things going on in the realm of Chicago innovation and student invention.  If you’ve had trouble but...Show More
Brain Health for Innovation and Creativity S14 Ep31

37:50 | Oct 9th, 2018

Anyone who wants to be highly creative, be an innovator, and generate killer ideas needs above all else one thing.  You need your brain. That’s why it’s of primary importance that you take care of your brain health. Your brain, like any muscle can be...Show More
Innovating the Economy S14 Ep30

37:48 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Growing up with an inventor dad, Jarl Jensen knew innovation and ideas were in his future.  As a kid, his dad would play the “Invention Game” with him.  His dad would present an object and together they would come up with different ideas for its use....Show More
Unusual Path to Medical Innovation: Ra Medical’s Dean Irwin S14 Ep29

37:49 | Sep 25th, 2018

September is National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness month.  In view of this, today’s show is an edited re-broadcast of two shows from November 2017.   Kym McNicholas and I interview Ra Medical founder, Dean Irwin.  Dean shares his unusual path ...Show More
The Impact of the Innovation Economy S14 Ep28

37:54 | Sep 18th, 2018

A recent event brought back to mind a blog I posted in January 2017 on the innovation economy.  A news agency reporting on a candidate running for governor referenced that blog post.  The candidate‘s platform is the innovation economy. It seems to be...Show More
Setting Innovation Objectives S14 Ep27

37:36 | Sep 11th, 2018

In a recent show, I talked about setting innovation objectives.  Listeners wrote in asking for details on how to include innovation in the objective setting process.   So, in this week’s show I share the steps to setting innovation objectives. Done w...Show More
Innovation Leadership Skills: 6 Questions Great Leaders Ask Their Employees S14 Ep26

37:36 | Sep 4th, 2018

A key mission for an innovation leader is to motivate, support, and help your teams learn good innovation habits.  This should occur daily with each interaction. Modeling leadership habits and exhibiting leadership skills inspires employees to become...Show More
Five Barriers to Innovation S14 Ep25

37:18 | Aug 28th, 2018

A common question I get from listeners is how to fight against the roadblocks and barriers to innovation.  In this week’s show, I address five of the biggest barriers to innovation. The list is based on the 2018 Innovation Leader study done in partne...Show More
Innovation Leadership: Using Influence for Success S14 Ep24

36:51 | Aug 21st, 2018

Success in the innovation game requires strong innovation leadership.   But there is confusion about what defines leadership. To understand leadership, we need to boil it down to the essence – what it is and what it isn’t.  We need to identify a key ...Show More
On the Road: Thoughts on Innovation S14 Ep23

37:44 | Aug 14th, 2018

Today’s show is unique.  I recorded it as I drove back to Denver from an annual event in Keystone, Colorado.  The event centers around what’s coming in the next three to eight years in technology and innovation.  So, sit back and enjoy the ride as I ...Show More
Creating Customer Value through Cost Innovation S14 Ep22

37:33 | Aug 7th, 2018

Often when we think about innovation, it’s high tech or a game changing breakthrough.  Today, we look at innovation through a different set of glasses. Rather than innovating a product or service, “costovation” innovates on the business model.  Steph...Show More
No Limits to Innovation and Creativity S14 Ep21

37:44 | Jul 31st, 2018

On today’s show, instead of hosting a guest, I am the guest.  Erich Viedge interviews me for his podcast, The Skeptical Executive.  Erich brings innovation to unique industries.  He’s also an early listener of Killer Innovations. Erich has some good ...Show More
Catching the AI Wave: Content Management Innovation S14 Ep20

37:37 | Jul 24th, 2018

From my shows on this year’s CES, you’ll know I’m leery of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the many companies touting it.  On the flip side, I have also featured some interesting ventures into AI.  When I heard that Box was delving into AI, I had to...Show More
Competing for Fuel Efficiency Innovation S14 Ep19

37:33 | Jul 17th, 2018

There’s been an explosion of innovation competitions in recent years.  They highlight the fact that innovation can come from non-obvious sources.   These competitions bring together smart people – usually industry outsiders – to tackle a problem.   T...Show More
Smart Ideation to Scale Your Business S14 Ep18

37:11 | Jul 10th, 2018

Great ideas come and go, but what makes an idea into something bigger?  How do you develop your idea into a product that will attract venture capitalists and scale your business?  Is the idea sustainable beyond one or two seasons of growth? Can the i...Show More
Goals and the Journey to Fully Living S14 Ep17

37:21 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Did you ever set a goal or New Year’s resolution only to abandon it?  Do find your life lacks purpose? Do you doubt your ability to accomplish amazing things?  Today’s show features Tal Gur, blogger, author, motivational speaker. Tal’s goal, or one o...Show More
Politics of Innovation: How Should Politicians Think About Innovation? S14 Ep16

37:36 | Jun 26th, 2018

The pressure is intense in the U.S. government to get innovation efforts underway.  “Beltway bandits” riddle proposals with “innovation” in hopes of securing contracts.  Politicians believe it will solve all the problems. This politics of innovation ...Show More
The Innovation Nursery: Technology Growth in the Midwest S14 Ep15

37:47 | Jun 19th, 2018

What brought a successful Wall Street investor and a lauded entrepreneur to Central Ohio?  Flavio Lobato and John D’Orazio, Ikove Capital Co-Founders, saw amazing innovation where few were looking.  To cultivate technology growth in the Midwest, Ikov...Show More
Look in New Directions to Create the Unexpected and Spark Innovation S14 Ep14

37:28 | Jun 12th, 2018

At the Innovation Boot Camp, I had a chance to talk with Kym McNicholas.  We’ve both been traveling.  Kym’s made stops in Europe and Asia to promote medical innovations.  I’ve driven 12,000 miles in four months in the Mobile Studio. On the road, we’v...Show More
Non-Obvious Innovation, Non-Obvious Location S14 Ep13

37:44 | Jun 5th, 2018

Take a look in an unexpected direction and discover non-obvious innovation.  One entrepreneur is building solutions to meet basic needs in rural and urban slums of India.  Hasit Ganatra is founder of ReMaterials.  His company designs and produces the...Show More
Copycat Innovation and the Ethical Innovator S14 Ep12

37:47 | May 29th, 2018

This year at South by Southwest (SXSW), I facilitated a discussion on neurodiversity hiring.  This is part of my work with Hacking Autism.  SXSW is a multi-week event, part music festival, part innovation reveal.  It’s where big names like Twitter fi...Show More
Being Content is the Enemy of Innovation S14 Ep11

37:43 | May 22nd, 2018

Being content may be a positive emotion in some senses.  Not so with innovation. If you are ready to rest on your laurels after a triumph or a stressful circumstance, get ready.  Major change could be looming around the corner. Let me explain why I b...Show More
Discovering the Roadmap to a Better Future S14 Ep10

37:51 | May 15th, 2018

Ever wish you could travel the world discovering better ways of doing things?  The next best thing – read the book. Author Mark Stevenson is an innovation explorer.  He’s visited remote parts and populous cities worldwide. This ‘reluctant futurist’ s...Show More
Startup meets BigCo – the Confluence of Innovation in Cincinnati S14 Ep9

37:45 | May 8th, 2018

When civic and business leaders have a meeting of the minds, amazing things can happen.  Cincinnati is home to several major corporations and health care organizations. The demand is high for tech innovation.  This midwestern city has created a uniqu...Show More
Small Spaces Inspiring Student Innovation S14 Ep8

37:45 | May 1st, 2018

Exploring rural innovation, I stopped in Paducah, Kentucky.  Drs. Lula Luu and John Crilly, founders of FIn Gourmet Foods, joined the mobile studio.  Word got around town. Monica Bilak contacted me through The Innovator’s Community.  I’m pleased to w...Show More
7 Rules to Live by: Creating Personal and Professional Success S14 Ep7

37:47 | Apr 24th, 2018

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 succ...Show More
Creating Safe Transportation in Urban Africa S14 Ep6

37:40 | Apr 17th, 2018

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...Show More
Innovation KPIs: Six Categories to Measure Success S14 Ep5

37:37 | Apr 10th, 2018

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...Show More
Retail Innovation for the Impatient Shopper S14 Ep4

37:27 | Apr 3rd, 2018

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 che...Show More
PLATO: The Creation of the Online Community and the Orange Glow S14 Ep3

37:41 | Mar 27th, 2018

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 vid...Show More
Emerging Solutions: Service Innovation S14 Ep2

37:33 | Mar 20th, 2018

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 un...Show More
Real Innovation in Artificial Intelligence S14 Ep1

37:23 | Mar 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Refocusing the Innovation for the Future S13 Ep53

37:42 | Mar 6th, 2018

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

38:47 | Feb 27th, 2018

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 trave...Show More
In Real Time – Live Streaming Innovation S13 Ep51

38:47 | Feb 20th, 2018

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 stre...Show More
Gaming and Beyond: Accessible Innovation S13 Ep50

38:47 | Feb 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Innovation Through Collaboration S13 Ep49

37:25 | Feb 6th, 2018

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 th...Show More
Three Perspectives on the Innovation Standouts from CES 2018 S13 Ep48

38:47 | Jan 30th, 2018

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

38:47 | Jan 23rd, 2018

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 w...Show More
An Innovative Parking Solution That Predicts Where You Can Park S13 Ep46

38:47 | Jan 16th, 2018

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

38:47 | Jan 9th, 2018

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 h...Show More
4 Reasons Every CEO Needs An Innovation Coach S13 Ep44

38:47 | Jan 2nd, 2018

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 organiz...Show More
4 Signs Your Organization Is Headed Toward Innovation Collapse S13 Ep43

38:46 | Dec 26th, 2017

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 lo...Show More
The Untold Stories of DARPA – The Government Agency That Changed The World S13 Ep42

38:47 | Dec 19th, 2017

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. ...Show More
Innovation At Scale: The Role Of Infrastructure S13 Ep41

38:47 | Dec 12th, 2017

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 we...Show More
How To Build An Innovation Ecosystem Inside Your Organization S13 Ep40

38:47 | Dec 5th, 2017

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 ac...Show More
Would You Quit Google and Sell Your House for an Idea? S13 Ep39

38:47 | Nov 28th, 2017

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

38:47 | Nov 21st, 2017

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 fo...Show More
Never Give Up: Leaving School At 13 To Study Nuclear Fusion S13 Ep37

38:47 | Nov 14th, 2017

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...Show More
Can You Create High Performance Teams? S13 Ep36

38:47 | Nov 7th, 2017

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...Show More
Behind The Scenes Look At Getting The Innovation Timing Right S13 Ep35

39:47 | Oct 31st, 2017

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 th...Show More
Innovation Outside Silicon Valley S13 Ep34

38:47 | Oct 24th, 2017

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...Show More
Why Do We Back The Wrong Ideas? S13 Ep33

39:46 | Oct 17th, 2017

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 ourselve...Show More
Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship S13 Ep32

38:47 | Oct 10th, 2017

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...Show More
9 Common Questions About Innovation S13 Ep31

38:47 | Oct 3rd, 2017

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 mi...Show More
Technology Megatrends S13 Ep30

39:47 | Sep 26th, 2017

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 3...Show More
Human Centered Design (HCD) S13 Ep29

39:46 | Sep 19th, 2017

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...Show More
My Secret to Sourcing Innovation S13 Ep28

39:46 | Sep 12th, 2017

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 ha...Show More
Daydreaming: 2 Hours To Boost Your Creativity S13 Ep27

38:57 | Sep 3rd, 2017

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 wi...Show More
Next Generation Technology: Human Computer Interaction S13 Ep26

39:50 | Aug 30th, 2017

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, th...Show More
Will Artificial Intelligence Take Over Creativity and Innovation? S13 Ep25

38:46 | Aug 22nd, 2017

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 creativit...Show More
Innovation With Purpose: Inspiring The Near Future S13 Ep24

38:49 | Aug 15th, 2017

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 he...Show More
How To Avoid The Trap of Success S13 Ep23

38:47 | Aug 8th, 2017

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...Show More
The Unintended Consequences From Innovation Adoption S13 Ep22

38:45 | Aug 1st, 2017

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 innovatio...Show More
The Unintended Consequences From Innovation Adoption S13 Ep22

38:45 | Aug 1st, 2017

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 innovatio...Show More
How Companies Are Using Improv Comedy Skills To Boost Creativity S13 Ep21

38:47 | Jul 25th, 2017

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 sin...Show More
How Companies Are Using Improv Comedy Skills To Boost Creativity S13 Ep21

38:47 | Jul 25th, 2017

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

39:47 | Jul 18th, 2017

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

39:47 | Jul 18th, 2017

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 gr...Show More
Skipping College To Start A Business S13 Ep19

39:46 | Jul 12th, 2017

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 proje...Show More
Skipping College To Start A Business S13 Ep19

39:46 | Jul 12th, 2017

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 proje...Show More
The 8 Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization S13 Ep18

38:47 | Jul 4th, 2017

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 McKinse...Show More
The 8 Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization S13 Ep18

38:47 | Jul 4th, 2017

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 McKinse...Show More
The Truth And Disappointment Of Orphaned Innovations S13 Ep17

38:47 | Jun 27th, 2017

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 in...Show More
The Truth And Disappointment Of Orphaned Innovations S13 Ep17

38:47 | Jun 27th, 2017

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 in...Show More
Grassroots Innovation Using The Kickbox Process From Adobe S13 Ep16

38:47 | Jun 20th, 2017

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 gra...Show More
Grassroots Innovation Using The Kickbox Process From Adobe S13 Ep16

38:47 | Jun 20th, 2017

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 gra...Show More
Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15

38:47 | Jun 13th, 2017

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

38:47 | Jun 13th, 2017

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

38:50 | Jun 6th, 2017

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

38:50 | Jun 6th, 2017

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 ...Show More
How MBA’s Kill Innovation S13 Ep13

39:47 | May 30th, 2017

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 h...Show More
How MBA’s Kill Innovation S13 Ep13

39:47 | May 30th, 2017

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 h...Show More
Innovating The Way We Teach Leadership S13 Ep12

39:46 | May 23rd, 2017

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 gradu...Show More
Innovating The Way We Teach Leadership S13 Ep12

39:46 | May 23rd, 2017

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 gradu...Show More
Lessons Learned From A Successful Innovator Inside a Large Organization S13 Ep11

39:47 | May 16th, 2017

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

39:47 | May 16th, 2017

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

38:47 | May 9th, 2017

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 s...Show More
Innovating with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Personal Performance S13 Ep10

38:47 | May 9th, 2017

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 s...Show More
How To Be A Disruptive Entrepreneur S13 Ep9

40:02 | May 2nd, 2017

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 Dugg...Show More
How To Be A Disruptive Entrepreneur S13 Ep9

40:02 | May 2nd, 2017

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 Dugg...Show More
How To Ask Questions To Find New Ideas S13 Ep8

39:49 | Apr 25th, 2017

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 generatin...Show More
How To Ask Questions To Find New Ideas S13 Ep8

39:49 | Apr 25th, 2017

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 generatin...Show More
Using 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity S13 Ep7

39:47 | Apr 18th, 2017

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...Show More
Using 30-Day Challenges to Jumpstart Your Creativity S13 Ep7

39:47 | Apr 18th, 2017

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...Show More
Innovation Culture Requires That We Get Along With Others S13 Ep6

38:47 | Apr 11th, 2017

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...Show More
Innovation Culture Requires That We Get Along With Others S13 Ep6

38:47 | Apr 11th, 2017

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...Show More
The 5 Innovation Leadership Hacks I Use S13 Ep5

38:47 | Apr 4th, 2017

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 rule...Show More
The 5 Innovation Leadership Hacks I Use S13 Ep5

38:47 | Apr 4th, 2017

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 rule...Show More
How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome And Be More Creative S13 Ep4

38:47 | Mar 28th, 2017

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 f...Show More
How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome And Be More Creative S13 Ep4

38:47 | Mar 28th, 2017

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 f...Show More
Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation? S13 Ep3

38:47 | Mar 21st, 2017

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 innova...Show More
Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation? S13 Ep3

38:47 | Mar 21st, 2017

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 innova...Show More
Key To Success: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable S13 Ep2

39:47 | Mar 15th, 2017

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...Show More
Key To Success: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable S13 Ep2

39:47 | Mar 15th, 2017

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

39:47 | Mar 7th, 2017

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 motivati...Show More
How Has Innovation Changed Over The Last 12 Years? S13 Ep1

39:47 | Mar 7th, 2017

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 motivati...Show More
How To Innovate Under Financial Constraints S12 Ep48

38:47 | Feb 28th, 2017

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...Show More
How To Innovate Under Financial Constraints S12 Ep48

38:47 | Feb 28th, 2017

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...Show More
How Do You Bring Innovation To Philanthropy? S12 Ep47

39:46 | Feb 21st, 2017

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 innovati...Show More
How Do You Bring Innovation To Philanthropy? S12 Ep47

39:46 | Feb 21st, 2017

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 innovati...Show More
My Secrets To Personal Creativity S12 Ep46

38:47 | Feb 14th, 2017

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 creativ...Show More
My Secrets To Personal Creativity S12 Ep46

38:47 | Feb 14th, 2017

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 creativ...Show More
Short-Term Thinking Is Dangerous To Long Term Innovation Investments S12 Ep45

38:47 | Feb 7th, 2017

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 mak...Show More
How To Successfully Establish And Lead Industry Innovation Efforts S12 Ep44

39:47 | Jan 31st, 2017

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 co...Show More
5 Myths of Innovation S12 Ep43

42:42 | Jan 24th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Winning in the emerging innovation economy S12 Ep42

42:47 | Jan 17th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Treat Your Life Like A Startup S12 Ep41

42:47 | Jan 10th, 2017

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: Hus...Show More
6 High Impact Innovations I’m Most Excited About S12 Ep40

42:47 | Jan 3rd, 2017

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 mor...Show More
Top 8 Reasons Why Your Ideas Don’t Get Backed S12 Ep39

41:47 | Dec 27th, 2016

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 f...Show More
3 Pieces of Innovation Advice For Entrepreneurs S12 Ep38

42:47 | Dec 20th, 2016

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

41:47 | Dec 13th, 2016

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 Fran...Show More
The Insider’s Guide to Innovation by M&A S12 Ep36

41:47 | Dec 6th, 2016

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

41:47 | Nov 29th, 2016

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 ev...Show More
Why Large Company Experiences are the Secret Ingredient S12 Ep34

42:47 | Nov 22nd, 2016

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, glo...Show More
How To Monetize Your Idea S12 Ep33

42:47 | Nov 15th, 2016

An idea has no value on its own. It's when you find a way to monetize your idea is when value gets created and you benefit from your creative output. There are a number of ways to monetize your idea and here are a few of the ones I've used. 5 ways to...Show More
Career Success Through Acquisition S12 Ep32

42:47 | Nov 8th, 2016

With the never ending M&A activities facing most industries, managing your career success through acquisition is a critical survival skill. In today's show, our guest Andrew Skafel shares his lessons learned in how to not only survive acquisitions bu...Show More
Managing the Fuzzy Front End Of The Innovation Funnel S12 Ep31

42:47 | Nov 1st, 2016

Managing the fuzzy front end of the innovation funnel can be daunting especially when management has high expectations from the innovation efforts. This weeks show focused on answering a question emailed in by a listener. The question focused on the ...Show More
Social Innovation: How To Use Creativity To Improve Charity Impact S12 Ep30

42:47 | Oct 25th, 2016

Creating a social innovation to impact the social problems and opportunities our society faces is incredibly rewarding. Most (but not all) organizations working to address the social challenges are stuck in a rut. They are running their programs the ...Show More
5 Most Common Mistakes Innovators Make When Submitting To Innovation Competitions? S12 Ep29

42:47 | Oct 18th, 2016

Winning innovation competitions or innovation awards can be a major achievement and proof of you and your teams ability to innovate. Which innovation competitions or awards should you submit to? Are there any downsides to submitting and winning a com...Show More
How To Succeed Leading Innovation In Your Organization S12 Ep28

41:47 | Oct 11th, 2016

Leading innovation is one of the hardest roles I've ever had in my career. With that said, it is also one of the most exciting and satisfying which is what keeps me in the game. So what does it take succeed in an innovation leadership role? In this w...Show More
What Are The Innovation Career Opportunities For The Non-Technical? S12 Ep27

41:47 | Oct 4th, 2016

While many may link innovation with technology, innovation can be applied to any job in any industry in any geography. If that is the case, what are the innovation career opportunities for those who want to be innovators but who don't have a STEM (sc...Show More
Decoding Silicon Valley Best Practices S12 Ep26

39:46 | Sep 27th, 2016

There is a mystique about Silicon Valley. Some think its this magical place where the breakthrough innovation is done. Others talk about it in hushed terms reserved for spiritual experiences. In reality, Silicon is much more complex and harder to gra...Show More
9 Skills You Need To Become A World-Class CTO S12 Ep25

42:47 | Sep 20th, 2016

Many have the dream of making it into the CxO (CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, etc) suite. What skills and abilities does it take to be in position to become a world-class CTO? During the time I was CTO at Hewlett-Packard, what where the skills and abilities I h...Show More
How To Use SCAMPER To Greatly Improve Your Product S12 Ep24

41:48 | Sep 13th, 2016

There are many tools you can use to generate ideas such as brainstorming. Every innovator runs into walls where they know there are better ideas out there but can't seem to get a grasp on what they is. SCAMPER is one of those tools that has always co...Show More
15 Ways To Feed Your Creative Mind S12 Ep23

41:48 | Sep 6th, 2016

Just as we make sure we don't skip many meals, we need to prioritize the feeding of our creative mind. Our creative mind is a critical resource that enables our ability to think creatively. Without it, we stunt our creative output and therefore our p...Show More
Can You Achieve Both Professional Success and Personal Success At The Same Time? S12 Ep22

39:47 | Aug 30th, 2016

What do you do with a highly successful 35 year career? You pay-it-forward. You take the ups and downs you experienced and share it with others and help them achieve not just professional success – but also personal success. There seems to be an expl...Show More
How A Creative High School Student’s Science Fair Project Launched A Company And A Medical Device S12 Ep21

42:48 | Aug 23rd, 2016

The emerging creative economy is dependent on having a workforce that is skilled differently than in the past. These new skills include: critical thinking, using our natural ability to be highly creative, be willing to take risks and to not have a fe...Show More
A Path To Entrepreneurial Success That Went Through Diapers S12 Ep20

42:48 | Aug 16th, 2016

Our early childhood experiences have a major impact on our lives. In the case of Rodney Williams, he started down his path of being entrepreneur at the early ago of 8. While his friends were out cutting grass, he had his first entrepreneurial success...Show More
How To Use Your Different Thinking Styles To Improve Your Creativity S12 Ep19

41:48 | Aug 9th, 2016

Creative thinking is not about how many ideas you can generate in a brainstorming session. Creative thinking is the result of using a variety of thinking styles to improve your creativity. The result is better ideas that turn into better innovations....Show More
Creative Thinking: The Critical Skill For The Creative Economy S12 Ep18

28:51 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Creative thinking is a critical skill for personal, professional and business success. When you look at others who have been highly successful, such as Elon Musk, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the common skill they have is a well exercised skill of c...Show More
Innovating Design And The Changing Role of Designers S12 Ep17

39:47 | Jul 26th, 2016

The role of designers and design thinking is impacting every product and service being created. The old days of a product being created and then tossed over the wall to a designer to “wrap it in plastic and make it look nice” are long gone. With the ...Show More
Inspiring Next Generation Innovators With Micromanufacturing S12 Ep16

37:54 | Jul 19th, 2016

The first challenge every innovator will experience is the task of taking their idea and turning it into something real. If your idea is a physical items such as a electronic device, a tool or any other tangible 3D item, how do you go about manufactu...Show More
How To Overcome The Innovation Antibody Of Impossible S12 Ep15

39:46 | Jul 12th, 2016

As with any idea, taking that spark and turning it into a product and a company runs into a never ending set of challenges. Early in the process, the innovation antibodies will come out in force. The one innovation antibody response that creates paus...Show More
Kid Entrepreneurs: A 10 Year Old Who Is Franchising His Idea S12 Ep14

39:47 | Jul 5th, 2016

As a kid, I would setup a lemonade stand to try to make enough money to maybe go the movie or buy some candy. How times have changed. Kid entrepreneurs are not settling for a few bucks in their pocket. They are taking entrepreneurial opportunities by...Show More
7 People You Should Recruit to Your Innovation Team S12 Ep13

38:47 | Jun 28th, 2016

When building an innovation team, taking special care that all of the official and unofficial roles are filled is key – not to mention teamwork. So what are those critical roles for the innovation team? In this weeks Killer Innovations Show, we addre...Show More
Finding and Benefiting From A Coach and Mentor S12 Ep12

38:47 | Jun 21st, 2016

How do you find and take advantage of an innovation,  business and/or career  coach/mentor? I was the beneficiary of a great mentor who had a major impact on my career success. As a result, I believe others can benefit from finding the right mentor t...Show More
Innovating Healthcare in America S12 Ep11

39:47 | Jun 14th, 2016

In this weeks show, we dive into an an area that is ripe for innovation – healthcare. With are currently  seeing one of the most partisan, divided political cycles. Is there really an opportunity to be disruptive by innovating healthcare in Amercia? ...Show More
8 Ways To Deal With Innovation Antibodies Who are Blocking You S12 Ep10

38:50 | Jun 7th, 2016

Everywhere you turn, there seems to be someone who is blocking you from making progress on your idea. These innovation antibodies seems to have one more reason as to why your idea won't work. In this weeks Killer Innovations Show, we are answering a ...Show More
What Are Your Most Pressing Questions on Innovation? S12 Ep9

39:46 | Jun 1st, 2016

This weeks show is what we call an “Ask Phil” episode where we take your questions on innovation via Facebook or via email, and answer them live during the show. The questions answered during the show were: * “I loved your post about feeling stupid!...Show More
How A Day Job Annoyance Launched A Medical Innovation S12 Ep8

38:47 | May 25th, 2016

We all have experienced that regular work annoyance. That thing that is like finger nails on a chalk board. When you ask why, you typically hear back that “its always been done this way”. True innovators don't settle and keep asking “why” — and then ...Show More
Why Is Change Important For Innovation Success? S12 Ep7

39:17 | May 17th, 2016

The ability of any organization to have innovation success is defined by its willingness and ability to do things differently. To change. Lets not fool ourselves – change is hard and makes everyone unconformable. In this weeks show, we discuss the ro...Show More
How To Use Emerging Trends To Create Innovation Opportunities? S12 Ep6

39:46 | May 10th, 2016

Detecting emerging trends and turning them into innovation opportunities can have a dramatic impact on an organization. Where do you find and track these emerging trends? By tracking sites such as TrendWatching, you can gain insights into what is cha...Show More
What Is The Innovation Behind Chatbots And Why Is It Important? S12 Ep5

39:47 | May 3rd, 2016

With the growing interest of organizations to have a closer, real-time connection with their customers, there is the emergence of business-to-consumer messaging channels coming from startups and even well established companies. To address the growth ...Show More
How To Find The Top Talent For Your Next Innovation

39:47 | Apr 26th, 2016

What do you do if you have that next great idea but don't have the technical skill to turn it into that next breakthrough innovation? Would you even know how to interview and qualify a person to take on your idea? Many will turn to their network of f...Show More
Should You Trademark Your New Innovation? S12 Ep3

40:58 | Apr 20th, 2016

One of the more common questions asked by innovators is about patents and trademarks. For some reason, many innovators focus on patents believing that they need one to secure funding and/or support for their idea. That somehow a patent validates nove...Show More
What are the 3 things that every organization should do to be truly innovative? S11 Ep2

39:46 | Apr 12th, 2016

It seems that every organization is looking for the secrets to make their teams more innovative. Is it hiring? Or is it office space design? In this weeks Killer Innovations Show, Thomas D. Kuczmarski, president and founder of Kuczmarski Innovation a...Show More
Here Are The Steps To Go From An Idea To On The Shelf S12 Ep1

39:47 | Apr 5th, 2016

In this weeks show, we talk with Tracy Hazzard of Hazz Design whee she has co-invented 35 patents with an 86% commercialization rate and designed 250+ consumer products bought everyday generating over $750 million for her clients. How does she go fro...Show More
Valuable Secrets From Innovation Coaching and Mentoring S11 Ep52

39:47 | Mar 29th, 2016

This week, I share my experience with innovation coaching and innovation mentoring in response to questions from a recent blog post. Over the years I've mentored and coached hundreds of executives, teams and entire companies. Each one is unique and d...Show More
Robert Scoble on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality S11 Ep51

37:44 | Mar 21st, 2016

This weeks guest was Robert Scoble. Robert was the futurist at Rackspace who recently announced he was joining UploadVR. In this new role, Robert will be covering the latest advances in virtual reality and augmented reality. During the interview, Rob...Show More
7 Must-Haves For A Killer Innovation Pitch S11 Ep50

39:47 | Mar 15th, 2016

In this weeks Killer Innovations radio show, we pick up on a series we started in early February to take you from a blank page to brainstorming to a killer idea.  Now you need to create and deliver your innovation pitch. As background, those shows co...Show More
Cartoons Creativity and Innovation with Tom Fishburne S11 Ep49

39:46 | Mar 8th, 2016

This weeks guest on the Killer Innovations radio show was Tom Fishburne. Tom is a cartoonist that pokes fun at marketing, creativity, design and innovation and I've shared his cartoons on my blog many times. His work is meant to challenge conventiona...Show More
What Are The Next Hot Innovations Coming From Startups? S11 E48

39:46 | Mar 2nd, 2016

For this weeks show, Phil invited Kym McNicholas (Emmy award winning journalist) to join him to discuss and debate the latest innovations coming from startups. They cover startups that presented at Sir Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge finals ...Show More