Kim Chandler McDonald

Kim Chandler McDonald

High-Tech Entrepreneur; Author; Co-Founder & Flat World Navigator at KimmiC

Sydney, Australia
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Kim Chandler McDonald's Overview

  • Author at Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World
  • Co-Founder, EVP and Flat World Navigator at KimmiC
  • Advisory Board Member at Griffith Enterprise
  • Global Advisory Board Member at Frost and Sullivan - Growth Innovation and Leadership Community
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member at Annual World Congress of Cloud Computing 2012
  • Head Writer/Editor at Lokimee
  • Chapter Leader Room to Read the Netherlands at Room to Read
  • Morning Show DJ / Producer at The English Breakfast Radio Show (Double Award Winner!)
  • Writer at Velocity Magazine, London
  • Features Editor at XM (Xpatriate Magazine)
  • Editor at Global Vision Magazine
  • Head Writer/Editor at LoKiMee
  • Writer at Amsterdam Explorer
  • Arts and Culture Editor at Amsterdam Hague Rotterdam Times newspaper
  • Editor-in-Chief/Head Writer at Dvoice Magazine
  • Associate Editor at I.C. Magazine Amsterdam
  • Theatre Company Owner/Manager/Writer/Poet at Lo Ki Wee Productions
  • Theatre/Writing/Editing Research at Various

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Kim Chandler McDonald's Summary

High-tech entrepreneur, innovation & collaboration advocate & advisor, & thought leader in disruptive approaches & transformational trends, Kim is an award-winning author currently in the pre-production phase of her next book.

Her tenacity, work ethic & people skills have placed her in a perfect position to be the world’s first branded Flat World Navigator. A topnotch communicator, Kim has a far reaching network of trusted relationships with a wide range of global thought leaders, many of whom were the inspiration for her ‘Capital I Innovation’ Interview Series that celebrates Innovations and Innovators and, which was the precursor to her acclaimed, award-winning book, 'Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World'.

Published in October 2013, by Kogan Page - in print and as an eBook - it is also available as an Enhanced Edition/ Online Ecosystem, which integrates the latest interactivity, web publishing, cloud, mobile and responsive technologies along with KimmiC's FlatWorld 'secret sauce’ and SmartMarks - interactive, intelligent bookmarks.

KimmiC, which Kim co-founded with her husband & business partner Michael, specializes in disruptive approaches, robust technologies & leading edge innovations such as FlatWorld™ - an FIA (Future Of Internet Architecture) business platform designed for the Collaboration Economy.  It is a 'White Label' simple, secure, inexpensive, multi-lingual platform which enables data and knowledge assets from any source (including programs, applications and processes) to be captured, collaborated and capitalized upon.

Formerly, Kim was a writer/editor for national & intl newspapers & mags &host/producer of an award winning radio program. During this time she sought & secured interviews with 100s of fascinating people such as: former US Sec. of State, Madeleine Albright; film director, Terry Gilliam; theoretical physicist, Brian Greene; & authors John Irving, Amy Tan & Tom Wolfe.


Empowered EndUser Advocate, Expert/Experience Designer, Networking, Creative Communication, Flat World Navigation, Capital I Innovation, Collaboration, Creative Thought Leader, Entrepreneurship, Capital I interviews, meHealth, 'disruptive' transformational technology

Kim Chandler McDonald's Experience


Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months)
Innovation celebrates 100+ intl. innovators in business, technology, social policy, the arts and advertising, media, medicine and more. Exclusive interviews give inside access to the ideas, inspiration and acumen of thought leaders driving change in the world today. The industry-first Enhanced Edition brings innovation to publishing with enhancements such as the SmartMark intelligent, interactive bookmark.

"Kim Chandler McDonald offers fresh (and brash) voices of unexpected innovators who will delight and inspire people everywhere to find their own creative spark in a "me-conomy" of new possibilities." Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author of Confidence and SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good

“Kim Chandler McDonald has underlined not just how important innovation is to us presently, but how integral it will be to us in the future - both in the short term and long term. It is not often that a book appears which reaches across so many frontiers of experience and expertise as it extends an inter-generational bridge between such a wide range of ideas, inspirations and innovational thinking. I would suggest this book be core reference reading for any student of innovation and entrepreneurship - whether they are leading up to university study, in a graduate program, or partaking in the university of life.” Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager and Social Business Evangelist

“The book is a gallery of bright and brilliant innovation stories in our GDE-Global Digital Economy and Me-conomics... It is demonstrating that the future is in navigating the innovative ecosystems generated by the renewal of National Intellectual Capital, as well as leveraging/embracing the innovative Intellectual Capital multiplier effects of ICT innovation at the enterprise level.” Leif Edvinsson, World's First Professor on Intellectual Capital; Open Innovation Luminary Awardee 2013

Co-Founder, EVP and Flat World Navigator


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

August 2009Present (5 years 2 months)

Kim is a thought leader in disruptive approaches and transformational trends. As the world’s first branded Flat World Navigator Kim has honed her skills as a topnotch communicator, who is highly adept at cross-cultural team building as well as building and maintaining dynamic relationships at a local, national and global level.

Kim is integral to devising strategy, building a deep and broad network, and designing the enduser experience for KimmiC technologies.

KimmiC’s latest product offering is FlatWorld™ is a web based, but not bound, transformational technology that enables people, processes, applications and information to 'play well together' in a vendor neutral, platform agnostic, simple, secure, scalable and inexpensive way - thus enabling data (of any kind) collaboration and cooperation.

FlatWorld™ technology is the backbone supporting the enhanced eBook/online ecosystem, accompanying app and intelligent, interactive bookmark of '!nnovation: How innovators think act and change out world.

Academy Fellow


September 2013Present (1 year 1 month)

An international collegiate society that favours international entrepreneurship

Advisory Board Member

Griffith Enterprise

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Brisbane

The Griffith Enterprise Advisory Board works as an independent reference for the strategies and governance of Griffith Enterprise.

Global Advisory Board Member

Frost and Sullivan - Growth Innovation and Leadership Community

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months)

The GIL Advisory Board is an independent body working closely with Frost & Sullivan management to support, develop and enhance this unique community of growth, innovation and leadership through strategic insights, thought leadership, and the network expansion of industry visionaries, innovators and leaders.

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Annual World Congress of Cloud Computing 2012

January 2012September 2012 (9 months) Dalian, China

Head Writer/Editor


November 2002August 2009 (6 years 10 months)

Contributing Editor to several international travel and inflight magazines; Arts Editor of an online publication; editor/writer for several newspapers and glossy magazines, editor of books and corporate projects.

Chapter Leader Room to Read the Netherlands

Room to Read

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Education Management industry

May 2007May 2009 (2 years 1 month)

Initiating and leading the Dutch chapter of Room to Read was a wonderful experience and I thank all of the wonderful volunteers and friends of Room to Read who made it such a wonderful experience.
Of course I still encourage everyone to support the cause, please feel free to visit to get involved!

Morning Show DJ / Producer

The English Breakfast Radio Show (Double Award Winner!)

April 2006March 2009 (3 years)

Winner of the Salto Radio 2007 People's Choice Award and the Award for the Best Radio Programme!

The Judges Decision:
English breakfast brings, in an easy to consume but profound way, a mix of music and news from and about the capital (Amsterdam). Technically first rate and presented professionally. The program matches the quality which is so common in the Anglo-Saxon tradition. In an international city, you should be able to listen to an informative English spoken radio show. English Breakfast is such a program.

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Airlines/Aviation industry

December 2006February 2009 (2 years 3 months) London

Features Editor

XM (Xpatriate Magazine)

March 2008October 2008 (8 months)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2004March 2008 (3 years 7 months)

Head Writer/Editor


20022008 (6 years)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

June 2007August 2007 (3 months) Amsterdam

Co-Author of Amsterdam Explorer Travel Guide

Arts and Culture Editor

Amsterdam Hague Rotterdam Times newspaper

October 2004June 2007 (2 years 9 months)

Editor-in-Chief/Head Writer

Dvoice Magazine

July 2003September 2004 (1 year 3 months) Amsterdam

Associate Editor

I.C. Magazine Amsterdam

May 2002September 2002 (5 months) Amsterdam

Theatre Company Owner/Manager/Writer/Poet

Lo Ki Wee Productions

October 1990December 1995 (5 years 3 months) London

Theatre/Writing/Editing Research


19851990 (5 years) Global

Kim Chandler McDonald's Publications

  • Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act and Change Our World

    • Kogan Page
    • October 3, 2013
    Showcasing the pioneers who have broken the mould and led the pack in every field from business and technology to food, fashion, culture and healthcare, Innovation draws on exclusive interviews with more than 100 leading international innovators and highlights the common denominators linking these highly creative people. It presents the inside track on who's done what, how they did it, what drives them on, and why innovation is so critical to individuals, businesses and to society as a whole. This book is a fascinating, fast-paced read and more importantly, it will empower you and your business to be more innovative too.

    “The personal insights shared by the innovators who were interviewed explore the core concepts underlying innovation and the skills that will define success in the increasingly competitive global digital economy.    With its enhanced eBook/online format,  !nnovation is a great read and an intriguing interactive experience!” - Francine Gordon, Ph.D.  CEO of Womenovation

    "Innovation contains hundreds of fascinating thoughts about how true innovation occurs in the real world. Too many books on the subject matter are full of fluff and hyperbole, while never saying anything worth while. However, Kim delivers on her promises and provides useful insight through the lens of others." Seth Kravitz is a Chicagoan, Cofounder of Technori, Bow Truss Coffee Roasters and Strange Pelican Brewery

    "Innovation is boundless, borderless and vital to a vibrant, creative and prosperous society. Kim Chandler McDonald illustrates this compellingly by bringing together more than 100 international thought-leaders, highlighting the triumphs and obstacles behind real-world, world-class innovation. " Henry F. De Sio, Jr. 2008 Obama for America COO, Former Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama, Author & Leadership Innovator

  • The 'Capital I' Innovation Interview Series (Introduction)

    • June 2011

    "‘Capital I’ innovators deserve recognition, not just for their innovations, but for the very fact that they have refused to bow down to banality and boredom while they avoid or ignore the labels thrust upon them – even if the label begins with a ‘Capital I’."

  • The Semantic Web: Out of School and Into the Business World

    • ARMG-USA
    • May 19, 2010

    This article looks at how the Semantic Web can easily assist in the B2B mileu. No longer is the Semantic Web secreted in the folds of academia; now it can solve real, business to business problems.

    "The marketplace is becoming a part of the ‘flat world.’ Companies across the world, large and small, are now equal competitors on the commercial playing field."

Kim Chandler McDonald's Skills & Expertise

  1. Flat World Navigator
  2. Communication
  3. Innovation Interview Series Host
  4. Creative Thought Leader
  5. Social Networking
  6. Social Media
  7. Writing
  8. Public Speaking
  9. Empowered EndUser Expert/Advocate/Experience Designer
  10. Innovation
  11. Futurist
  12. Innovator
  13. Entrepreneurship
  14. Creative Communication
  15. Blogging
  16. Marketing Communications
  17. Online Marketing
  18. Creative Problem Solving
  19. Editing
  20. Digital Media
  21. Product Development
  22. Media Relations
  23. Strategic Communications
  24. Content Management
  25. Series
  26. Digital Innovation
  27. Technological Innovation
  28. Leadership
  29. Management
  30. Research
  31. Strategy
  32. Market Research
  33. Strategic Partnerships
  34. Marketing Strategy
  35. Public Relations
  36. Cloud Computing
  37. Project Planning
  38. Journalism
  39. Start-ups
  40. Innovation Management
  41. Thought Leadership
  42. Futurism
  43. New Media
  44. Press Releases
  45. E-commerce
  46. Social Media Marketing
  47. Digital Marketing
  48. Enterprise Software
  49. Interviews
  50. Copywriting

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Kim Chandler McDonald's Honors and Awards

  • Best Small Business Book (Technology)

    The 2014 Small Business Book Awards
    • June 2014

    The Small Business Book Awards celebrate the best business books that entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers, and their staffs should read.

  • Member of ‘LinkedIn Power Profiles - Australia’ 2012 (Technology)

    • March 2013

    For the first time ever, LinkedIn™ Australia announced the 'Power Profiles' (2012) which denotes members who have invested in their professional identity on LinkedIn, to become the most viewed professionals in their respective fields.

Kim Chandler McDonald's Additional Information


Favourite Past interviews: Kate Adie Madelaine Albright Thorne Anderson Jeffrey Archer Andrew Berends John Berendt Linda Bernardi Yann Arthus Bertrand Nina Berman Terrence Blanchard Rodney Bolt Grady Booch Arturo Brachetti Buckcherry Vint Cerf Netan Chokling Ivana Chubbuck Presley Chweneyagae Steve Coll Jamie Cullum Michael Cunningham Johannes van Dam Peter R. de Vries FW de Klerk Ms. Dynamite Deborah Koons Garcia Terry Gilliam Brian Greene Eva Green Peter Greenaway John Irving Dishwash Pete Jordan Ora Lassila Manny Lehman Hugo Martinez Jackie Mason Dave Matthews David Mitchell Bai Ling Toby Litt Niala Maharaj Maracaibo James Meek David Miralle Daido Moriyama Chantz Perkins Pete Philly & Perquisite Marion Raven Chris Rea Michael Ricketts Jeremy Rifkin Lucia Rijker Michel Roux Jr. Maestro Rubalcaba Bic Runga Nitin Sawhney Katja Schuurman Eric Schlosser Candi Staton Dallas Tamaira Amy Tan Spencer Tunick Martha Wainwright Sarah Waters Tom Wolfe John Wood Jeffrey Wright

Groups and Associations:

Room to Read Sydney Chapter

Kim Chandler McDonald's Projects

  • Innovation: How Innovators Think, Act, and Change Our World... part of the: !nnovation: How World-Class Innovators Rock Their Roles book project (print, eBook and Enhanced Edition / Online Ecosystem)

    • November 2013 to Present

    McDonald’s exclusive interviews with more than 100 international innovators [I do apologise, but only 50 participants are allowed to be listed here, on LinkedIn] in fields as diverse as business, technology, social policy, the arts and advertising, media, medicine and more, give readers inside access to what makes innovators tick, talk and tremble.

    This vast repository of information on innovation and innovators is an invaluable resource to readers wanting to explore the ideas, inspiration and acumen of thought leaders driving change in the world today.

    Not just a book about innovation and innovators, the industry-first Enhanced Edition, with its regularly updated Online Ecosystem and SmartMark interactive, intelligent bookmark - an evolving knowledge base enabling knowledge capture and collaboration - is an innovation itself!

    "Three core axioms infuse this book: 1) innovation drives change – cultural, societal and economic; 2) innovation, in some form, touches each and every one of us, wherever we may be, as individuals,
    communities and societies as a whole; and 3) innovators deserve recognition, celebration and applause. This book is my hands clapping."

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