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Phil McKinney
Phil McKinney's projects and teams named 3 times as "Most Innovative" by Fast Company Magazine

My passion is to help you explore creativity and innovation in ways that can genuinely transform your life and career.

Through articles, podcasts, and YouTube videos, I share insights and actionable tips gleaned from my experiences as the former CTO of HP and through my work as an author, speaker, and innovation coach.

My aim is to pay it forward by helping you and others succeed using creativity and innovation.

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Recent Posts

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Too Big to Fail? Think Again

It is dangerous to believe that an organization is immune to failure because of its size. Historical evidence proves that size and market dominance are no safeguards against failure. Success is earned by adaptability, innovation, and a relentless commitment to meeting changing demands.

Too Big to Fail? Think Again
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Our Addiction to Innovation Novelty

In a world where the newest, shiniest gadget seems to hold the promise of happiness, we find ourselves trapped in a relentless pursuit of innovation novelty. This addiction isn't just about the thrill of the new—it's a cycle that leaves us always wanting, never satisfied.

Our Addiction to Innovation Novelty
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Leadership Beyond Position and Title

Imagine wielding the power to influence the world, not from a grand podium, but through everyday actions that spark change. Leadership isn't confined to the corner office—it flourishes in the heart of those who dare to inspire. You hold that power. The question is, will you step forward and lead?

Leadership Beyond Position and Title
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The Imperfect Pursuit of Balance

Why is finding balance so hard? Pursuing balance requires reflection, prioritization, and embracing imperfection. Discover how to prioritize what's truly important in life and embrace imperfection.

The Imperfect Pursuit of Balance
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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