Killer Innovations


The purpose of the podcast is to remove the mystery about creativity, innovation, ingenuity and reveal that the creation of ideas is not a trick or gift but instead a skill. A skill that can be learned, a skill that can be practiced and a skill that can be mastered by anyone with any education level. Phil McKinney oversees the long-range technical strategy, research and development and innovation programs for Hewlett-Packed (HPQ) Personal Systems Group (PSG) as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Phil is recognized, through his worldwide speaking engagements, blog ( and weekly podcast ( as a leading authority on innovation and its impact on business, industries, economies and society. Ask Silicon Valley has tagged Phil with the title of Mr Innovation while The San Jose Mercury News dubbed him the Chief Seer. CIO Insight named Killer Innovations as a must listen podcast. Phil shares his experience and expertise in a practice he refers to as paying it forward. He was the beneficiary of career impacting mentor and when asked how he could ever pay it back, his mentor said to pay it forward. The content on his blog and podcast is made available under a Creative Commons License. Why is this so important? Everyone wants to be more creative. The creation of ideas is so steeped in the myth of accidental discovery that many conclude it is like playing the lottery. Why do some people seem more innovative than others? What is their secret? Why do they have the gift and not me? You are creative. Listen and learn how. Follow on twitter: @philmckinney

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Title: 4 Steps To Grow Your Innovation Skills

4 Steps To Grow Your Innovation Skills

May 14th, 2012

When posed with a major (big) innovation effort, why do some people freeze?  Is it the size that intimidates them?  Yes in a way.  But size is relative.… Go to Episode

4 Steps To Getting The Market Timing Right For Your Innovation

April 23rd, 2012

Some listeners to the show have confused “patience” with “timing”.  When I say patience, I’m talking about the need for organizations to be… Go to Episode

5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Within Your Organization

April 2nd, 2012

5 Biggest Risks To Innovation Its been my experience that large and small companies suffer from a common set of risks to their innovation efforts.  These… Go to Episode

3 Elements to getting the innovation mix correct

February 20th, 2012

Innovation Mix The innovation mix is about managing the 3 different sources of innovation in a way to; a)  improve the innovation success rate while,… Go to Episode