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Phil McKinney

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I’m Phil McKinney. I’m an Author, Podcaster, Innovator, Speaker, and CEO.

This site explores the strategies and tools that help us live a more creative, innovative, and successful life.

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A bonus: My wife and I donate 100% of the profits and royalties to charity.

Recent Posts

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The Hidden Price of Tomorrow's Innovations

In the quest for a tech utopia, what shadows lurk behind innovation's glow? What are the untold costs and narratives masked in progress? We need to take a balanced perspective on technological utopianism so that we have a future that is not just bright but also truly beneficial for all.

The Hidden Price of Tomorrow's Innovations
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Is Boredom the Silent Muse?

Unlock creativity through boredom? Our fast-paced lives fear silence, but stillness may be the key to focus and innovation. What should you do? Embrace boredom, reclaim your attention, and unlock your full potential.

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The Myth of Scarcity: The Endless Supply of Ideas

It's time to shift our mindset from win/lose to win/win. The unlimited potential of ideas and innovation allows us all to succeed without taking away from others. The limit to our success is the limitation of our imagination.

The Myth of Scarcity: The Endless Supply of Ideas
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The Ethics of Ambition

In the realm of personal achievement and success, ambition is often heralded as a virtue. It's the driving force that propels us forward, nudging us to reach for higher peaks and explore new horizons. Yet, like any powerful force, it comes with its own set of ethical considerations.

The Ethics of Ambition
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The Jonah Complex: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success

Hidden within us lies untapped greatness, yet many unknowingly sabotage their own success. This self-imposed limitation, known as the Jonah Complex, prevents us from reaching our full potential.

The Jonah Complex: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success
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How to Manage Cognitive Load and Optimize Your Thinking

Did you know your brain can overload like a computer with too many tabs open? This phenomenon, termed 'cognitive load,' can decrease focus, retention, and overall performance.

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Are We the Creators or the Created? The Enigma of Creativity

Are we mere puppets in a grand cosmic play, with every act of creation predestined? Or are we the playwrights, penning a narrative birthed from our own free will? This debate has spanned centuries and continues to intrigue us.

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The Morality of Knowledge: Playing God or Responsible Innovator?

Despite centuries of progress, humanity's pursuit of knowledge has often overlooked one crucial element: morality. Shockingly, some of history's greatest innovations, like nuclear energy and certain chemical compounds, were developed with little regard for their devastating potential.

The Morality of Knowledge: Playing God or Responsible Innovator?