Warren Macdonald's Blog

November 26, 2010

December 14 Webinar- Early Bird Deadline finishes Tonight!

Now, please don’t think I’m giving you the hard sell here, but I do want to let you know that the early bird deadline for the December 14th webinar finishes tonight (Friday 26th Nov) at […]
November 21, 2010

Challenging Times call for Sharper Tools

I’m often asked for advice on the tools I use to get things done; I figured I’d list them out here: Google As in gmail, gcal, Google Contacts, Google maps, etc, etc… What did we […]
November 21, 2010

Setting yourself up for Success

November 20, 2010

The only thing to fear, is Change. Or fear itself…

Yesterday in Vancouver I spoke to a financial services group. One of the topics I brought to the table was the concept of facing fear, or rather, the implications when we don’t. I shared a […]
November 19, 2010

Meditating on Choice

For most of us, dealing with change is incredibly difficult. We like things to stay the same; we like things to be known. People often ask me (actually, people always ask me) “How can I […]
November 17, 2010

Let it go…

Letting go is not easy. In fact, it could be one of the most difficult things any of us ever have to do. One of the biggest lessons I have learned has been that you […]
November 14, 2010

Change 2.0

Much like the web these days being about back and forth, about connecting rather than showing, I’m working on the concept of Change 2.0. The theory is this: Rather than accepting that change “happens to […]
November 3, 2010

First ever “Challenge of Change” virtual presentation on December 14!

Ok, I’m excited. For years folks have been asking me “When are you going to come to my town?”, or “When are you doing a presentation that’s open to the public?”, or, “When are you […]
October 29, 2010

Buy Now, Pay later

Here’s a glimpse into the future for you: From Australia’s Sunshine Coast Daily A WORLD-FIRST trial of a personal carbon trading scheme that will also target obesity, is to be conducted by Southern Cross University […]
October 27, 2010

So you want to be a professional speaker?

I’ve been speaking for over a decade now. Longer actually when you consider that words first started coming out of my mouth in 1966, but I mean speaking professionally. Yes, being paid to talk; could […]
October 12, 2010

200 Billion Hours?

Reading Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus slammed home for me something I already knew, but hadn’t crystallised in my mind. We don’t have a financial crisis; we have a productivity crisis. We (and I’m talking mostly […]
October 4, 2010

That’s enough about me, let’s talk about you… what do YOU think about me?

First, some statistics: According to the new film from Davis Guggenheim, Waiting for Superman, among the top 30 developed nations, the US ranks 25th in mathematics and 21st in science. American students have fallen behind […]
September 20, 2010

Amps are at it again!

Amps are at it again; this time with Frenchman Philippe Croizon, a quadruple amputee following an electrical accident, swimming across the English Channel in a very respectable 13 1/2 hours. Read the full story HERE
September 13, 2010

Close Encounters of the Extraordinary Kind

I almost got to meet an amazing individual at a potluck a couple of nights back. I say almost, because I missed meeting Thomas Kamiya by 12 hours, as he had packed up his tools […]
September 1, 2010

Better Prepared through Resistance Training

Wanted to share an observation with you on self imposed resistance and adversity, and how it can strengthen and better prepare us for our challenges, and improve our performance in everyday life. Enjoy!