Innovation and collaboration advocate and advisor, Kim Chandler McDonald is an award-winning author and the Co-Founder of KimmiC, a company which specializes in leading edge innovations and robust FIA (Future of Internet) technologies. She is a globally respected advisor/thought leader in international business strategies, disruptive approaches and transformational trends - particularly those involving innovation, collaboration and the DACE (Digital, Attention and Collaboration Economies).
Kim's latest book, 'Flat World Navigation, Collaboration and Networking: Building dynamic relationships in the global digital economy' (September 2015) introduces the essential concepts of the 'flattened business world' of the global DACE (Digital, Attention and Collaboration Economies) and shows how connecting and communicating authentically - across departments, organisations, cultures, countries and continents - is key when navigating this new business landscape.
Exploring the essential skills, tools, techniques and technologies involved in making and maintaining these relationships, 'Flat World Navigation, Collaboration and Networking' illustrates how individuals can access and accentuate these skills to move their careers forward and build bigger, better, globally competitive business.
Sharing exclusive insights and interviews with international business leaders who successfully use the skills inherent in flat world navigation, this ground-breaking book is an invaluable resource to support, inspire, guide and assist all those involved in building business connections and looking to effectively leverage flat world navigation. It makes clear that the strategic use of these skills is critical to bringing attention to ideas, products, services and, as such, must be part of a successful business strategy.
Kim is also the author of the internationally acclaimed, 'Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World'. This award-winning book celebrates game changers who've broken the mould and introduces readers to more than 100 international thought leaders and innovators in a wide range of fields (including business, tech, government and social policy, the arts and advertising, media, medicine and more). It is available in print, as an eBook and the Enhanced Edition/Online Ecosystems, which encompasses industry-leading SmartMarks and cutting edge technology including KimmiC's own FlatWorld tech.
The world's first 'branded' Flat World Navigator, Kim was included in the inaugural 'LinkedIn Power Profiles - Australia' list. She currently sits on Griffith University's Enterprise Advisory Board, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia's Advocacy Committee and the Board of Governors of Frost and Sullivan's Association of Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executives (AGILE) as well as being an Academy Fellow of the International Entrepreneurship Academy and International Strategist for the #GlobalResolutions initiative.
Formerly, Kim was immersed in media and journalism, as a writer and editor for national and international newspapers and magazines as well as being the host/producer of an award winning radio/TV program. During this time she sought and secured interviews with hundreds of fascinating people and personalities, including: former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; former President of South Africa, FW de Klerk; film director, Terry Gilliam; theoretical physicist, Brian Greene; and authors John Irving, Amy Tan and Tom Wolfe.
Kim loves chocolate, champagne and beer - but not together - usually...