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Warren Macdonald's Blog

June 2, 2012

One Plus One

 I had the opportunity in Sydney recently to be a guest on Jane Hutcheon’s “One Plus One” program on the ABC. You can watch it online HERE (runs approx 10 mins).
May 20, 2012

A Test of Will: Audio version now available!

This has been way too long in coming, but for everyone that’s asked over the years, I’m psyched to announce that “A Test of Will” is now available in audio format from audible.com Here’s the […]
January 25, 2012

Before you make an excuse, you might want to check this out…

Twelve years ago, a co-worker tried to talk me out of climbing a mountain because there was a section of trail he was quite familiar with, that he couldn’t see me being able to navigate […]
January 24, 2012

So you think you’re a Badass?

Trust me; you could be badder. And I’ve got just the place for you to learn. This Thursday and Friday (26th & 27th January), my friend JBT is hosting the first, the inaugural Badass Conference. […]
November 19, 2011

Winter Driving as an Amputee

Another how-to tip for amputees or anyone who uses a wheelchair for mobility. Winter driving can be a challenge for anyone, but for someone with a “disability” there are additional concerns we need to think […]
April 24, 2011

For the Explorer in you…

God be with those who explore in the cause of understanding; whose search takes them far from what is familiar and comfortable and leads them into danger or terrifying loneliness. Let us try to understand […]
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
August 19, 2010

Nine Lives Adventure

Nice article here in Whislter’s (BC)Pique magazine about a couple of local guys’ new adventure outfit called Nine Lives. The twist is, one of the guys; Matt Thola uses a wheelchair. If you do too; […]
August 5, 2010

Torso Twist and other Trickery

I’ve had lots of replies to a question posed in yesterday’s newsletter about the “torso twist”. The question: Would it help if I posted a video to explain this and other tricks/ techniques that make […]
July 17, 2010

The Solution lies Within

Following in the footsteps (so to speak) of my last post, The Learning Never Stops, I wanted to share another little trick I learnt a while ago. If you use a wheelchair, you might have […]
July 15, 2010

The Learning Never Stops

This one belongs in the category of bizzare… This April just past, I’ve gone thirteen years on the planet without legs. That’s a long time; and during that time, I’ve figured out some stuff. A […]
July 13, 2010

MBA or MBI?

Great articlein Mondays’ Globe and Mail by Harvey Schachter on futurist Jim Caroll’s call to replace the MBA with the MBI- Master in Business Imagination. First off, have a read of the article HERE. Go […]