Books by Minter Dial

NEW! Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence (2018)

Heartificial Empathy Paperback in 3D

Heartificial Empathy looks at why and how brands should learn to flex their empathic muscle, as well as how to encode empathy in Artificial Intelligence. This book is for any business executive looking to accelerate his/her digital transformation, upgrade customer centricity, improve customer service, drive innovation or hike employee engagement. It explores specific business cases and the prominent ethical questions, all the while providing practical advice and concrete tips. It also contains loads of extra resources.

NewsHeartificial Empathy was selected as a finalist for the Business Book Awards 2019 in the category of Embracing Change. See here for the complete set of shortlisted books.

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Futureproof: How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption by Caleb Storkey & Minter Dial (2017)


There is a lot of talk about Disruption. Everyone is looking to be the Uber of Something. What does it mean for your business to be Futureproof? How do you ensure that you’re responding to the right technology? What thinking is essential when it comes to rolling your sleeves up and implementing solutions well?

Futureproof explores the three core mindsets and twelve disruptive technologies that you must have in today’s age to help you grow your business, see success and get ready for the next disruption.

Award Winner: Futureproof won the Business Book Award 2018 in the category of Embracing Change. It has also been nominated for FT Business Book of the Year 2018.

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Magazine Reviews: The HR Director; Campaign Live (Ed Bussey)

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Now available in Chinese on, published by Posts & Telecom Press.

Upcoming translations: Indonesian, Vietnamese, Polish and Norwegian

The Last Ring Home, A POW’s Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War II by Minter Dial II (2016)

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The Last Ring Home

The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer’s grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This story, which took over 25 years of research, illustrates the importance of serendipity and the role of good and bad luck in piecing together a personal history of someone who died 70 years ago. The Last Ring Home is to inspire everyone to uncover their own personal history, to keep a foot in their past and the other in the future, and to be thankful for the tremendous present in which we live, thanks to the sacrifices of the those who fought in WWII. Click here for more information, photos and about the eponymous award-winning film.

Award Winner:The Last Ring Home won the Book Excellence Award 2018 in the category of Biography.

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“A moving tribute…and a masterful account of PoW experiences in the Pacific.” — THE LADY, UK (full review here)

“…a compelling story, with more than a few devastating twists.” — HISTORY OF WAR, UK (full review here

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