Okay, try this new film pitch: the “Cosmic Comedy of Errors” meets “Vaudevillian Shaggy Dog.” If you have seen either of those films, then you are clearly deluded. If you haven’t seen (or don’t remember seeing) either of those films, it’s ok. They are fabrication (clue: there are no links). What’s the point? The current doping saga seems to be taking on cosmic comic proportion meant for a grade C film. Thursday this week just another day in the Tour of Italy bicycle race. And there were three more riders that were tagged with non-normal blood tests. It is amazing that over the years the bicycling community was able to keep a firm lid on the doping — but now the goo is oozing, so many people have already been identified/busted and presumably there is a lot of internal finger pointing within the community. In a few years time we’ll again see normal people racing on television and some may even get off their bike to huff and puff up the Alps. When I watch professional bicycling, I truly believe the excitement matches watching a hamster exercising in its wheel. That said, the physical effort of a “climber” has always amazed me — and, of course, back in the beginning they all were doing it naturally. Maybe fat bottom girls are still in?
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 books include Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, which bowed in December 2018. 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. Minter's latest 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