Killer Innovations with Phil McKinney
An award-winning podcast 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 game-changing products or services. Phil McKinney, retired CTO of HP and the creator, and host of Killer Innovations 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".
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Dateline: Washington D.C. Segment 1: Fast Prototyping - fast (hours, days) versus rapid (weeks, months) - Fast prototypes are not functional - Focus on early and quick customer feedback - Fast prototypes are built by the inventors and not 'model' builders Segment 2: Example of a Killer Innovation Segment 3: Killer Question of the Week Visit for the link to this podcast and the entire archive of previous shows.
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Dateline: Washington D.C. (on my way to San Francisco and LA) Topic: Biomimicry - The use of biology as a source for ideas and innovations This podcast diverges from the standard format and shares an interview with Janine Benys, author of "Biomimicry: Innovations Inspired by Nature". This interview was provided by: Massive Change Radio (, CIUT 89.5 FM ( and Jennifer Leonard ( in discussion with Janine Benyus. Link to the full interview with Janine Benys -
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Dateline: Washington D.C. Segment 1: Emergent Innovations Basic characteristics ... - Culture of experimentation/risk taking - Self organizing knowledge systems (e.g. Wiki, Blogs, Communities) - Strong network of relationships - Multiple skills (diversity) - Flexible team structures - Simple rules (min specification, diffusion of authority, widespread availability of info) - Minimize boundries Emergent Innovation example: Segment 2: Weak Signals - Using stats ... - Trends in management -vs- population trends Segment 3: Killer Question of the Week HOMEWORK ASIGNMENT!!!: Send an email to that describes: - How have you used the information from the podcasts? - What (if any) has been the inpact? For more information ... visit
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