I am wondering whether I will achieve Geek status… Somehow I missed out on thinking it was an attractive moniker in the old days. Today, I am not so sure. At the very least, I might not get lost when the kids rotate from one game to another or gravitate to more sophisticated gadgets. Then, on the work front, it seems like technology has seeped into every crevice of the day: telephone voice mail, email, blackberry, conference calls, etc… Then, yesterday, I had an epiphany. I found out that three of my emails had arrived “empty.” Immediately, the virus alert. But, more importantly, I experienced a ghastly sense of feebleness when faced with the formidable fear that maybe I would be without technology. The question is whether this is geekiness or mere dependence?
Minter Dial is an international professional speaker, author & consultant on Leadership, Branding and Digital Strategy. After a successful international career at L’Oréal, Minter Dial returned to his entrepreneurial roots and has spent the last ten years helping senior management teams and Boards to adapt to the new exigencies of the digitally enhanced marketplace. He has worked with world-class organisations to help activate their brand strategies, and figure out how best to integrate new technologies, digital tools, devices and platforms. Above all, Minter works to catalyse a change in mindset and dial up transformation. Minter received his BA in Trilingual Literature from Yale University (1987) and gained his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (1993). His newest book Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, bowed in December 2018 and won the Book Excellence Award 2019 as well as being shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2019. It's available in Audiobook, Kindle and Paperback. He is also co-author of Futureproof (Pearson, Sep 2017) and sole author of The Last Ring Home (Myndset Press, Nov 2016), a book and documentary film, both of which have won awards and critical acclaim. View all posts by Minter Dial