William Malone

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The need for critical thinking in times of crisis.

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I have always been a student of history. …


Protecting your reputation in the digital world.

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Dictionary.com defines “reputation” as: the estimation in which a person or thing is held, especially by the community or the public generally; repute: a man of good reputation. favorable repute; good name: to ruin one’s reputation by misconduct.”

To possess a good reputation…


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Have you ever felt that you are under attack? I certainly have. Not in the sense of fearing physical violence or harm from someone. I’m talking about the non-stop, fire hose barrage of information that we face every day, i.e. social media, news agencies and others who are all vying…


How some of the most critical risks may not be that obvious.

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During my youth I enjoyed many athletic pursuits, hockey, soccer, tennis and many others. …


The Search for Civility, Kindness and Compassion.

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I have heard it said that in times of crisis, stress or hardship a person’s “true colours” or character is revealed — I believe this to be true.

In today’s world there are any number of things which can test our limits and…


Effective strategies to help reduce stress.

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There is not one person among us who has not experienced stress and anxiety in some form throughout their lives, especially now in the current climate of a global pandemic.

For many of us who may already be feeling a little anxious about the…


Why we shouldn’t wish our time away.

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25,000 days! That’s the average life span of a human being — roughly 68.5 years. For me (and possibly a few others reading this) that’s a little scary given that some of us are in our mid-50s. …


The legacy of Hans Rosling

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If I told you that this was going to be an interesting article on statistics, you’d probably do a double-take, start laugh hysterically, ask me if I was feeling alright and then slowly walk away. I get it.

But I’m serious! Let me explain …


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To say that we are living in turbulent and chaotic times would for many of us be a gross understatement . But, the reality is that trouble and turmoil are nothing new in the history of humankind.

There have always been hardships, strife and struggle of some sort. The difference…


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For weeks now, we’ve all been watching the continuing civil unrest and violence that has engulfed a number of cities across North America and around the world.

These widespread acts of protest were ignited by the tragic death of George Floyd during a deadly altercation with police in Minneapolis, Minnesota…

William Malone

Retired law enforcement officer, author, speaker, husband and very proud father.

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