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17 Reasons to Write a Manifesto

17 Reasons to Write a Manifesto

Do you need to write a manifesto? [Updated and expanded November 2021. Previously titled as ’17 reasons you need a manifesto’] A manifesto is a public declaration of your intent. In other words, it’s you standing up in front of other people and saying, ‘I’m going to do this’. It could be a goal, a…

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Famous Manifesto - United States Declaration of Independence

Famous Manifestos – Our Top Ten

The most famous manifestos ever written What are the most famous manifestos ever written? Now, that’s a great conversation to have at the dinner table if you want a robust discussion. But beware, it might also lead to a discussion about the content of these manifestos. For instance, as soon as you mention, The Bible…

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Manifesto - Intent

What is a Manifesto?

What is a Manifesto? If we’re going to talk about creating a manifesto the rather obvious question is: What is a manifesto? The word ‘Manifesto’ comes from the latin word ‘manifest‘ which means ‘to make visible or to reveal‘. A manifesto reveals your intent. Most dictionaries define a manifesto as: A public declaration of intent.…

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The Manifesto Project

In our previous post, I declared 2011 The Year of the Manifesto. Manifestos are declarations of intent. And, this is my declaration for 2011. If all I did was sprout out ‘The Year of the Manifesto’, then my words would soon become very hollow. So, when you make a declaration you need to follow it…

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2011: The Year of the Manifesto

According to the UN, 2011 is the year of the forest. The Chinese will tell you it’s the year of the rabbit. And, Pantone will tell it’s the year of Honeysuckle, colour #18-2120. For you, what is 2011 the year of? What do you want to have happen? What do you want to change? What…

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Welcome to My World!

I’ve been blogging over at www.bookrapper.com/blog/ for the past couple of years… over 300 posts. And, now I’m swinging over to my own domain name, geoffmcdonald.com. From now on, all my new content will be posted here. Posts, E-books and Books My long term plan is to write at least one book each year. Yeah,…

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