In this conversation, we discuss the challenges faced by people working in business to have the right attitude and skills to adapt to this fast-changing world. How to to futureproof yourself and stay up to date with the new technologies; and how can we help our kids get ready? We look at some of the cultural differences, especially with his perspective being based in China, and we explore some of his key concepts and recommendations in his book.
Xan is a fan of padel. And, as a Basque from France, he’s also a fan of rugby! He has been an editor in chief at Padel Magazine for 4 years. Also work as a copywriter at Padel USA, whose founding partner is my pal Sam Loufrani. Physical trainer of several padel players, Xan unearths atypical posts or deals with topical subjects.
Consent, Mental Health, and Sex with author and sex and relationships educator, Justin Hancock (MDE536)
In this conversation, we look at the state of sex and relationships today, typically among the younger generations, the decline in reported sex, toxic masculinity, me too, the rise of mental health issues, and how to broach consent, especially in a work environment.
We discuss the why and how of writing a business book, some super valuable tips around how to position the book, how to get your book “out there,” the importance of an index, audiobooks, cowriting and many other elements that can help a business book be successful.
With Passion, Skill and Competition – How Denise Höfer became the number one padel team in Germany (JOP5)
Denise Höfer is the #1 German Padel Team Player alongside Vici Kurz, captain of the German National Padel Team, and runs the DeeStyle Sport Marketing & Management business. A former professional tennis player, since 2018, Denise has scorched onto the padel scene. She’s currently ranked #126 in the world on FIP.
Thriving on Overload with Futurist, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Bestselling Author, Ross Dawson (MDE534)
We discuss the challenge of dealing with so much information, converting information into knowledge, encouraging stimulating strategic conversations at work, splicing through the signal to noise ratio, fact checking, and how to thrive as a generalist versus a subject-matter expert.
Begin With You – How to invest in your mental well-being and satisfaction at work with psychologist and author Petra Velzeboer (MDE533)
We delve into the cult world, what distinguishes a cult from a tribe or community, an appropriate definition of mental health, the importance of adversity in building resilience, how to stop being a victim despite horrible circumstances and how to improve our mental health.
Emma Kimber is a newspaper-and-magazine-editor-turned-PR-turned-founding editor of The Bandeja Magazine, dedicated to spreading the joy of padel! Like Emma, the team behind The Bandeja love playing padel and believe that padel can – and should – be played by everyone of any age or ability; it’s great to watch the athleticism and skill of elite players but nothing beats time on court with friends, family or fellow club members.
Winning with Horses, with Authors, Professional Polo Player Adam Snow and Sport Horse Veterinarian Shelley Onderdonk (MDE532)
With Adam Snow and Shelley Onderdonk, we discuss many of the fascinating learnings they’ve developed, living around horses, working as a team, applying a holistic approach to rearing, riding and playing polo on horses. There are many deep life lessons within.
In this conversation with Brooke Sellas, we discuss the different types of conversations one can have as a brand with customers, the role of emotional disclosures, the relationship between empathy and trust, the Social Penetration Theory and the place of imperfection.
To Book Minter!
I’m Minter Dial and I serve my clients by elevating the debate and energy, telling powerful stories and connecting people and ideas. My mission to insert more meaningfulness into our lives and at work. I relish being an engaging professional speaker on leadership, transformation and branding. I’m known for being someone who walks the talk and delivers on or above expectations. I’m the author of four award-winning books, including the second edition of my award-winning book, Heartificial Empathy (April 2023, available in English and French), You Lead published by Kogan Page that won the Business Book Award 2022, and Futureproof (FT-Press/Pearson) that won the Business Book Award 2018. I’m also the producer of the award-winning WWII book and documentary film The Last Ring Home.
My new project is Dialogos, Fostering More Meaningful Conversations that is being published weekly via Substack, which will be converted into a book end of 2023.