The Founder


The Thought Expansion Network was founded by Jonathan MacDonald, a motivational speaker, transformational strategist and modern-day philosopher.

Jonathan expands thought around the potential of technology, the shaping of society and the realities of business, all of which are constantly influenced by fast-paced, relentless change. This thought expansion inspires a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities, enabling people to utilise that knowledge to explore what the future could look like, and whether they are building one they want to live in.

Over the last decade, he has spoken at leading industry conferences and events, to audiences from the largest companies around the globe and on numerous TEDx platforms, landing these business-critical messages through his impactful delivery style and highly engaging personal charisma.

As an adviser, he is one of the few people that businesses including Google, Apple, P&G, Unilever, Nestlé and IKEA trust to challenge their thinking and provide new perspectives and avenues of thought.

Through all of his work, Jonathan enables people and organisations to modify their approach from one-off change management to the management of perpetual change. His exceptional insights are often the catalyst that a business needs to grow because of change, helping them to shape the future of the market and open up new revenue opportunities.

As one of the first people in the country to study behavioural economics and then practically apply that knowledge to several multi-million pound business successes, Jonathan is ideally placed to open up the minds and the thinking of a diverse range of people; facilitating strategic discussion and dialogue with the most senior level executives, or inspiring an entire workforce to embrace new opportunities for a brighter future.

He is widely recognised as a significant contributor to the most cutting edge thought-leadership platforms including Google’s Think Insights and has a massive online following. Some of his influential opinions have been captured in his recently published books: ‘Business Poison: diagnosing and treating the infectious poisons that determine your business success’ and ‘28 Thoughts on Digital Revolution‘ – both of which can be found here:

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