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Warren Macdonald's Blog

September 24, 2013

The Call to Lead a Kick Ass Life

Every now and then, the stars align in a way that make things clearer for me that they were before. When that happens, I like to share. Last week I had the pleasure of being […]
April 16, 2012

What a Leader Looks like

People often ask me who my heroes are, expecting I think my response to include perhaps a famous mountaineer, a sporting legend; or some other historical figure. I see the look of recognition in their […]
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 […]
November 29, 2010

Taking Sharing Offline

Sharing on Facebook is great; it allows us to spread ideas (like this one). Landshare (www.landshareaustralia.com.au) takes things a step further by providing access to land we might not be using, to someone with the […]
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 […]
August 26, 2010

Bill Phillips’ Transformation

The name Bill Phillips will be familiar to many as the author of the bestselling Body for Life, the New York Times bestseller first released in 1999. Body for Life has helped over one million […]
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 30, 2010

A New Level

WARNING: Don’t watch the following if you suffer from any kind of heart problems. Equally important, don’t watch if you’re prone to comments along the lines of “that’s just stupid”, or something equally judgmental. DO […]
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 […]