Episode 82: Going Beyond the Obvious in Innovation with Phil McKinney

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Summary: In this episode, Keith and Woody sit down with Phil McKinney to discuss what innovation is and how everyone including software developers and architects can learn, embrace and use Innovation to create better solutions and also get ahead in their careers. Thanks to our guest this episode Phil McKinney, an Innovation Consultant, has held technology and innovation leadership positions in a number of leading companies and has been widely profiled in leading media outlets. His first book, Beyond The Obvious, will be released February 2012 Phil recently retired (December 2011) as the vice president and chief technology officer for Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) $40B Personal Systems Group, where he was responsible for long-range strategic planning and research and development for all of the company’s PC product lines, including mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc), notebooks, desktops, and workstations.   Over the course of his career, he has been profiled or had his work on innovation written about in media outlets ranging from tech press to Vanity Fair, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. McKinney also writes a column for Forbes called “The Objective,” hosts a popular Killer Innovations podcast that CIO Insight has called “a must listen,” and tweets from his @philmckinney handle. A sought after keynote speaker, McKinney gives over 100 talks or workshops a year.   Vanity Fair named McKinney “The Innovation Guru;” MSNBC and FOX both call him “The Gadget Guy;” and Laptop Magazine named him as one of the “25 Most Influential People in Mobile Tech” in 2010. His uncanny ability to predict what’s coming next caused The San Jose Mercury News to dub him “the chief seer.” McKinney’s podcast has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Business Podcasts” for three years running. McKinney serves on the Board of Directors for The Computer History Museum and The Tech Museum and the Innovation Board for Roche Diagnostics. McKinney, an Eagle Scout, serves on the Executive Board of the Santa Clara County Council for the Boy Scouts of America. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.                Phil can be found on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/philmckinney Phil’s blog can be found at http://philmckinney.com/   Show Notes Beyond the Obvious book homepage Phil’s book Beyond the Obvious on Amazon Download Show