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 Transformation. After a successful international career at L’Oréal, Minter Dial returned to his entrepreneurial roots and has spent the last twelve 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 books include Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence (2019),; co-author of Futureproof, How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption (Pearson 2017); The Last Ring Home (Myndset Press 2016), a book and documentary film, both of which have won awards and critical acclaim. Minter's last book, You Lead, How being yourself makes you a better leader, published by Kogan Page, won the Business Book Award 2022 in the category of Leadership. His current work is around fostering more meaningful conversation, with his featured publication on Substack: Dialogos, Fostering More Meaningful Conversations. It's easy to inquire about booking Minter Dial here. View all posts by Minter Dial