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Founder & Professor Hermes Trismegistus, THE DONOVAN SOCIETY LLC

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Donovan A. McFarlane is the Founder  and Professor Hermes Trismegistus of THE DONOVAN SOCIETY LLC. Published in both academic peer-reviewed and professional journals, Dr. McFarlane is a member of the International Honor Society for Business Management and Administration, the National Catholic College Honor Society, and National Honor Scholars Society. He has worked for several years as an Adjunct Professor in Business and served as Reviewer for the Society for Marketing Advances Dissertation Proposal Competition and Advisory Director for the Franklin Publishing Company. Some of the journals in which Dr. McFarlane's works appear include in Journal of Knowledge Management Practice (JKMP), Business Journal for Entrepreneurs (BJE), Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship (JAME), Global Education Journal (GEJ), Review of Business and Information Systems (RBIS), and Association of Marketing Theory and Practice Proceedings.

Professor McFarlane is a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who does not currently have a practice. He is a member of several academic organizatons. He holds several specialized diplomas in a variety of fields and is also a published Poet and Essayist. Dr. McFarlane is a subject of biographical record in several Marquis Who's Who editions and has a deep passion for Geography and History. His interests also include cultural exploration of Asian societies and understanding of how political philosophy affects societal progress across regions. His book, From Saddam Hussein To Barack Hussein: The Story of Change, Legacy, and Ascendancy demonstrates his grasp of what is taking place on the global political scene.

Dr. McFarlane has over the years contributed to several published works, including  The Handbook of Globalization, Governance, and Public Administration. He recently coauthored the book, The State of Business Schools: Educational and Moral Imperatives for Market Leaders with two professors of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University: Dr. Frank J. Cavico, Professor of Law and Business Ethics, and Dr. Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Associate Professor and Department Chair for Human Resources and Management. Professor McFarlane has several areas of expertise including Leadership, Educational Leadership, Curriculum, International Business, Strategic Management, Business Ethics, Metaphysics and Philosophy, among others.



Birth Place
Manchester,  Jamaica

Marquis Who's Who in Education, Business & Finance, Emerging Leadership, etc.
International Who’s Who in Poetry, International Society of Poets
International Poet of Merit Achievement Award.
Editor’s Choice Award in Poetry.
Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Spanish, Church Teachers College.
Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Social Studies; Church Teachers College.
Certificate of Excellence in Spanish Education, Geography, Mathematics, History and Social Studies; DeCarteret College.
Certificate of Diligence in Spanish and Religious Education; DeCarteret College.

Advisory Director for Academic Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Journals, Franklin Publishing Company
Distinguished Member of the International Society of Poets
Member of The National Scholars Honor Society
Member of The International Honor Society for Business Management and Administration (Sigma Beta Delta)
Board Certified Member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Board Certified Member of the American Alternative Medical Association
Associate Member of The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy
Associate of The Joseph Campbell Foundation
Member of The National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society (Kappa Gamma Pi)
Member of the American Communication Association
Member of the World Environmental Organization
Member, International Academy of Management and Business

Additional Information

Recent works: 1. The State of Business Schools: Educational and Moral Imperatives for Market Leaders (Coauthored with Frank J. Cavico, and Bahaudin G. Mujtaba). 2. From Saddam Hussein To Barack Hussein: The Story of Change, Legacy, and Ascendancy 3. Toward A Knowledge Management Body Of Knowledge (KMBOK): A Philosophical Discourse In KM Concepts And Ideas (Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2008. 4. Effectively Managing The 21st Century Knowledge Worker (Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2008).

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From Saddam Hussein to Barack Hussein
The politics of effective leadership is more complicated and difficult to deal with, especially in the global arena of the 21st century where nations are caught up in many competitive struggles: trade, resources, and militaristic. The interplay of nations and regions on the sociopolitical and economic scene with culture and religion intertwined can create difficult challenges. The ability of political leaders to act diplomatically while using effective strategies for dealing with allies and non-allies will be critical to securing wealth, peace, and overall prosperity for nations and humanity collective. Thus, a new leadership challenge emerges and Barack Obama has been handed a role that was made more complicated and tougher by the Bush government than by any previous leaders.”

The Journal of Knowledge Management Practice
Figure 1 below represents the Knowledge Management Body of Knowledge (KMBOK) as visualized by Professor Donovan A. McFarlane. In this model, professor McFarlane takes an integrative-systems approach towards the development of the Knowledge Management Body of Knowledge (KMBOK). Two essential processes are relevant for organizational survival in today’s volatile and hypercompetitive marketplace and marketspace: organizational learning and competitive intelligence.

Franklin Global Services
Franklin Global Services: Franklin Publishing Company (since 1966) Ludwig Otto Associates / Consultants (since 1958) Franklin Travel Agency (since 1991) Franklin Placement & Education (since 1966) Guaranteed Publication (since 1996) London Press (since 2005) Bold Bible Teaching (since 1971)

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