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Killer Innovations with Phil McKinney - A Show About Ideas Creativity And Innovation


An award winning podcast and nationally syndicated radio show that looks at the innovations that are changing our lives and how their innovators used creativity and design to take their raw idea and create a game-changing product or service.


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An award winning podcast and nationally syndicated radio show that looks at the innovations that are changing our lives and how their innovators used creativity and design to take their raw idea and create a game-changing product or service.






Einstein’s Secret to Effective Problem-Solving

Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” This quote is more than just a clever remark; it encapsulates a fundamental truth about problem-solving that many overlook. It emphasizes the importance of deeply understanding a problem […]


When Innovation Stagnates: The Consequences of Slowing Research and Innovation

Imagine a world where people never invented the wheel and were unaware of the phenomenon of fire. Or, more relatable to our modern era, a world without the internet. These inventions, both ancient and modern, were all birthed from the womb of research and innovation. But what happens when this life-giving flow of ideas slows […]


How To Unleash Your Creative Imagination

Have you ever found yourself lost in your thoughts, daydreaming, or ideating without barriers? That's your creative imagination at work! Creative imagination is an incredible power within us—it can manifest our hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Unleashing the power of our creative imagination can be the key to realizing our personal and professional goals. What is […]


Bridging the Digital Divide with Innovation and Connectivity

In one of the most insightful episodes of Killer Innovations, I had the pleasure of hosting Mark Tubinis from Veea. Our conversation revolved around bridging the digital divide with cable technology, particularly in Panama. Mark passionately shared his experiences, recounting how people, for the first time, could use the internet from devices other than just […]


Exploring The Future of Cable Broadband With Paul Broadhurst

I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Broadhurst, the President and CEO of the Technetix Group. We met in the mobile studio during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, CO. Paul shared his excitement about the growing confidence and support in the cable broadband industry. He particularly emphasized the emergence of new vendors and sponsors at […]


Calix’s Evolution Through Innovation

In this episode of Killer Innovations, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ken Grelck, SVP of Sales at Calix, about the company's impressive transformation from a hardware-focused organization to a cloud and software-centric business. Ken shed light on how Calix concentrates on improving customer experience, regardless of the size of their network. Their dedication […]


Balancing Innovation and Security in Open-Source Software

Rob Wilmoth from Red Hat joined me in the mobile studio at the 2023 SCTE Cable-Tech Expo, where we delved into numerous discussions on enterprise technology, software customization, open-source security, and innovation. Red Hat, known for its 30-year history, has been instrumental in the enterprise technology landscape. The company's ability to harden, secure, and provide […]


The Blame Culture and How It Kills Innovation

Have you ever been present when something has gone wrong, and everyone is quick to assign blame? It's human nature to want to hold someone accountable when there's a failure, but what happens when we let a blame culture take over? The blame culture will stifle creativity and innovation in an organization. When each team […]


Government and Innovation – Who is Really Pulling the Strings?

As the world becomes more digital and technology-focused, the need for innovation has never been greater. Startups and entrepreneurs drive this innovation, creating solutions to problems that have never been solved before. However, innovation is more than just creating a new product or service – it requires a supportive ecosystem to thrive. This is where […]


Balancing Creativity and Practicality

Creativity and practicality are often two opposing forces in problem-solving and decision-making. On the one hand, we desire to develop innovative ideas and think outside the box. On the other hand, we require practical solutions that we can efficiently implement. However, contrary to popular belief, these two forces do not have to be at odds. […]


Achieving Monumental Innovation with Marginal Gains

For years, the British Cycling team was known for their spectacular failure, not winning a single Tour de France for over a century. Then came Dave Brailsford in 2003, who introduced the concept of “marginal gains.” Brailsford believed that by improving every area related to cycling by just 1%, the cumulative gains would lead to […]


Benevolent Innovation – Blending Profit and Purpose

Imagine a tree that grows in the heart of your community. Each branch represents a different innovation. It's not simply content to grow and reach for the sky independently. Instead, it shares its bounty with the community around it. Its fruits provide nourishment, its shade offers comfort, and its roots stabilize the soil. The tree […]


The Art of Storytelling For Business and Innovation

Storytelling has been a part of human culture since the dawn of time. In ancient times, our ancestors used cave paintings and oral traditions to tell tales of their exploits, the world, and the gods they worshipped. These stories were a way to instill values, pass down history, and maintain cultural identity. As societies evolved, […]


How Failures Lead to Innovation

In today's society, people often glorify and celebrate success while they avoid failure at all costs and regard it as shameful. However, failure can be an essential part of the innovation process. Many of the world's greatest inventions and breakthroughs have come about due to failure. Why is failure a powerful catalyst for innovation? How […]


How To Monetize Your Innovation Skills

Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” But can it distinguish between a successful business and a failure? The answer is yes. In this age of cut-throat competition, innovation is key to your success and survival in the market. However, the million-dollar question is how to monetize your innovation skills […]


Understanding the Innovation Economy and Its Impact on Our World

As an innovator, you must understand the innovation economy and how your creative work will affect you personally and professionally. The innovation economy, often characterized by rapid technological advancements and digitalization, is emerging as a powerful global force. It represents a shift from traditional industries to more knowledge-based ones, where ideas, innovation, and intellectual capital […]


Revolutionary Ripples – How Small Innovations Can Create a Big Impact

The world we inhabit is constantly changing. From the technological advances of interconnectivity to the global movements that bring about social change, nothing seems stagnant for long. But often, it's not the sweeping revolutions that move us forward – it's the small, everyday changes that can create a ripple effect and have a big impact […]


10 Ways to Find New Ideas

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a creative rut, unable to develop fresh ideas? Or maybe you struggle to find inspiration for a new project or task. It can be frustrating and discouraging, but you're not alone. It's easy to fall into a routine and rely on the same old ways to find ideas, […]


How to Cultivate a Creativity Habit

You've probably heard the saying that ‘Creativity is a muscle.' Like your biceps or triceps, your creative mind needs regular exercise to stay in shape. What exercises will let you build your creative muscle? How do you turn these creativity exercises into a habit that is a routine part of your daily life? For many […]


Navigating Uncharted Territory with Innovation

Hello, Innovators! Welcome back to another episode of the Killer Innovations podcast. I am so happy to be back in the studio with you today, and I'm excited to give you an update on the show and myself. A few months ago, in February, I had to undergo open heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic […]