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5 Minutes To New Ideas is a podcast for the creative mind with a short attention span. Each episode will challenge you to create ideas by asking unique, funny & sometimes crazy questions.

With this short-format show of 5 minutes, you can spend more time innovating and less time listening.

The shows host, Phil McKinney, is an award winning innovator whose technologies and products are used by 100's of millions of people everyday. He is the host of the award winning podcast, Killer Innovations, and author of the aware winning book, Beyond The Obvious.

This show is produced and distributed by The Innovators Network.

 

Apr 18, 2019

Twelve words. Millions of 11-year-old boys, and now young girls, learn it when they join Boy Scouts. It was something that I had to memorize in order to earn my first step along the way to my Eagle Scout medal.

Each weekly meeting started with everyone saying them aloud. We were expected to follow them at all times....


Apr 11, 2019

I really enjoy getting behind this microphone. It is my personal creative outlet that is separate from the day job. What was it that got me to start back in 2005?

Like all things, I got inspired. My inspiration was when my mentor, Bob Davis, lent me my first self-help set of cassette tapes created by Earl Nightingale....


Apr 4, 2019

The inspiration for innovation takes all forms. For some its music. For others its art. And for others its data.

When I was CTO, Mark Hurd, the CEO at HP at the time, had a quote that was ingrained into everything the executive team did.

“If you stare at the numbers long enough, they will eventually confess.”...


Mar 28, 2019

Great leaders - in business, government or society, know that when it comes to others, there is always more than meets the eye.

Earl Nightingale once shared a story that reminds us to look beyond what we think is obvious.

It seems that the NBC orchestra was about to be formed, David Sarnoff, chairman of the board...


Mar 21, 2019

Any writer, syndicated cartoonist, innovator or perhaps a podcast host; sooner or later will run into what some would call writers' block. They find themselves drawing a blank. They have a deadline rapidly approaching and they find themselves with nothing -- not a single good idea.

 

Writers Block

It has happened to me...