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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.

 

Jun 20, 2019

There is an old saying that goes something like this, “Speaking with passion but without the facts is like making a beautiful dive into an empty pool.”  

As John Adam’s famously said, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter...


Jun 13, 2019

As a result of some digital spring cleaning I was doing, I found and was listening to old shows from 2005 - the first year of my podcast. Honestly, given what I know now, I wish could have re-written and re-recorded them. The technology and tools now available to podcasters are far superior to what we had back in those...


Jun 6, 2019

I was looking through some of my old idea notebooks and came across a quote that I wrote down. It is one of those quotes that cause you to pause and contemplate. To question your own personal motivations. The quote?

“Institutions, like vineyards, should be judged by the quality of their vintages.”

Its worth think...


May 30, 2019

Some have put forth what I believe is a false premise -- that creativity and innovation are for the young. Silicon Valley has clearly bought into this premise. If you are over 40, some could rightly argue 35, many of the companies in the valley have taken the position that you are over the hill.

 

The average age of an...


May 23, 2019

I’m not sure who said it first but I’ll give credit to Tony Robbins for the now famous quote -- “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”

With a slight tweak, you can apply this quote to networks, communities, tribes, and friends you socialize with. If you changed that quote to be...