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On "Minter Dialogue," your host Minter Dial (@mdial) gives weekly interviews on digital, new technologies, and brand strategy, featuring leading business leaders, personalities, entrepreneurs and authors from around the world who are making things happen! Show notes are on Please come join the conversation!

On "Minter Dialogue," your host Minter Dial (@mdial) gives weekly interviews on digital, new technologies, and brand strategy, featuring leading business leaders, personalities, entrepreneurs and authors from around the world who are making things happen! Show notes are on Please come join the conversation!
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On "Minter Dialogue," your host Minter Dial (@mdial) gives weekly interviews on digital, new technologies, and brand strategy, featuring leading business leaders, personalities, entrepreneurs and authors from around the world who are making things happen! Show notes are on Please come join the conversation!








Inserting Empathy and Care into Business for Impact with Nora Gherbi, founder of Who Cares!? Chronicles (MDE341)

Minter Dialogue Episode #341 Nora Gherbi is the founder of WHO CARES!? Chronicles, a New York-based international caring initiative aiming to promote and provide insight into everything related to CSR. WHO CARES!? Chronicles focuses on great leadership and best practices for the socially conscious business. Nora is also on the advisory board of several non for profit, tech and fashion companies. In this discussion with Nora, we discuss how companies should be or could be creating high value...


The State of Play of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence with Sam Charrington, host of the TWiMLAI podcast (MDE340)

Minter Dialogue Episode #340 Sam Charrington is an industry analyst, specialized in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He's also the host of the very successful podcast, TWiMLAI aka This Week in Machine Learning and AI. In this conversation with Sam, we plunge into how and why businesses are using ML and AI, the biggest learnings Sam has had after doing nearly 300 episodes, who was his favorite guest, as well as the outlook for AI/ML in 2020. If you've got comments or questions...


The Power and Insights of Emotion in Voice & Speech with Rana Gujral, CEO of Behavioral Signals (MDE339)

Minter Dialogue Episode #339 Rana Gujral is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor and the CEO of Behavioral Signals, an enterprise software company that delivers a robust and fast-evolving emotion AI engine that introduces emotional intelligence into speech recognition technology. Rana has been awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine, the ‘US China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE. He was also recently listed in Inc. Magazine as an “AI Entrepreneur to Watch”. In this stimulating...


Marketing and New Retail in China with author and China marketing expert Ashley Galina Dudarenok (MDE338)

Minter Dialogue Episode #338 Ashley Galina Dudarenok is a China marketing expert, founder of two companies, Alarice a social media agency and ChoZan, for training, keynotes and masterclasses on marketing in China. Based in HK, Ashley is also an influencer and best-selling author who has just published her third book, New Retail Born in China Going Global: How Chinese Tech Giants Are Changing Global Commerce. In this conversation, we talk about some of the important things to get right when...


How to Act Superfast and Lead at Speed with Sophie Devonshire, CEO of The Caffeine Partnership (MDE337)

Sophie Devonshire is CEO of The Caffeine Partnership, an award-winning strategic consultancy, specialised in brand-led business growth. Sophie is also a keynote speaker and author, having published Superfast, Lead at Speed, How pace can drive performance, by John Murray Learning. Superfast was shortlisted for Best Leadership Book at the Business Book Awards 2019. Sophie has also been founder of Babes with Babies, was Board Director at Quintessentially, a leading Luxury Lifestyle group. In...


How to Make a Great Podcast and Be A Fabulous Podcast Guest with Tom Schwab, CEO of Interview Valet (MDE336)

Minter Dialogue Episode #336 Tom Schwab is a speaker, author (Podcast Guest Profits and The Mastermind Blueprint), coach, and successful online entrepreneur. Tom's passionate about helping brands grow from obscure to acclaimed, and, having founded Interview Valet, is an expert in helping getting guests onto the podcasts they need in order to get heard. In this conversation, we discuss Tom's experience in the USNA, the successful trajectory of his startup Goodbye Crutches, and a deep dive...


How to Pivot your Life and Invest Successfully in Startups with Fabrice Grinda, Serial Entrepreneur and Prolific Angel Investor (MDE335)

Minter Dialogue Episode #335 Fabrice Grinda is an entrepreneur, speaker and renowned angel investor. He was ranked #1 in Forbes, nearly 2x the #2, based on investment volume + number of exits. He's invested in banner names such Alibaba, Airbnb, Dropbox, Tencent, Uber & Palantir. He's currently cofounder of FJ Labs, a venture capital/PE company investing in ambitious founders solving big problems. Previously, he founded and successfully sold several startups, including Aucland (a European...


Practicing Empathy in Business for Better Results with Dr Lidewij Niezink (MDE334)

Minter Dialogue Episode #334 Dr. Lidewij Niezink is an independent scholar and practitioner who focuses on the development of empathy theory and education. She dedicates her professional life to the integration of fundamental and applied research from science in psychology, philosophy, social neuroscience, arts, and anthropology, with practice-based experiential methods. In this delightful podcast with Lidewij, we discuss what is empathy, how and why it's useful in business and...


Making Digital Transformation Come Alive with Samuel Monnie of Campbell Soup (MDE333)

Minter Dialogue Episode #333 Samuel Monnie runs digital transformation at Campbell Soup, in charge of Digital and eCommerce. In this talk with Samuel, we talk about the real operational challenges of driving change and digital transformation in a large consumer products company with many different brands, such as Plum Organic, Pepperidge Farm, V8 and Prego. Samuel delivers some tips and insights on what it takes, under the hood, to make change come about and to build the right...


How a Career in Sleep Led to a Meaningful and High Ranking Career with Dr. Mark Rosekind (MDE332)

Minter Dialogue Episode #332 Dr Mark Rosekind is Chief Safety Officer at Zoox, developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments, on a mission to make the road far safer. Mark started out as a FSR at Stanford University, and we met when he was a fellow at Yale, teaching my first ever course on sleep. He then worked on...


Get your Punk CX out with Adrian Swinscoe, Author and Customer Experience Expert (MDE331)

Minter Dialogue Episode #331 Adrian Swinscoe is a speaker, author and a renowned expert on customer experience, who runs the Rare Business Consultancy, focused on helping companies to improve their customer service and experience. After his book "How to Wow," , Adrian has just penned, Punk CX, edited by Oisin Lunny. It's a tremendous read for anyone interested in making waves and shaking things up for success. In this conversation, we look at some of the key points of the book, why and how...


Making Your Brand Stand Out, with Mitch Duckler, Author of The Indispensable Brand (MDE330)

Minter Dialogue Episode #330 Mitch Duckler is managing partner of the brand and marketing strategy consultancy, FullSurge, who previously spent many years working in brand management in blue chip companies such as Unilever and Coca-Cola. He's the author of brand new book, The Indispensable Brand: Move from Invisible to Invaluable. In this conversation, we focus on branding, how brands can stand out and avoid 'brand monotony,' the power of purpose and brand personality, the importance of...


From Meerkat Studies to Sleep Specialist, Dr Kat Lederle Helps Us To Sleep Better (MDE329)

Minter Dialogue Episode #329 Dr Katharina Lederle is an author and specialist in sleep, the circadian rhythm and fatigue. She's Founder and Director of Sleep Services at Somnia and author of the Sleep Sense (Exisle Publishing). Kat helps people improve their sleep and live their lives to the full. Among other things, we discuss why we sleep, the benefits of getting good sleep, the workings of our internal human clock, dreams, and some great tips and tricks for improving your...


Powered by Change agent, Jonathan MacDonald, best-selling author and man who leads by change (MDE328)

Minter Dialogue Episode #328 Jonathan MacDonald is a man who excels at many things, including being a CEO-whisperer, inventor, investor, renowned black belt in kickboxing, and most recently, author of the best-selling Powered by Change (published by Nicholas Brealey) that was a Sunday Times business book best seller, and that won the Embracing Change award at this year's Business Book Awards. Jonathan challenges himself to radically change his life every year. A most remarkable and...


Digital Transformation with the Human Touch - Isabel Naidoo from FIS (MDE327)

Minter Dialogue Episode #327 Isabel Naidoo is the head of People, Strategy & Analytics at FIS, the world's largest provider of financial technology solutions. Isabel has led the digital transformation programme of people services at FIS through the very disrupted and disruptive world of financial services. Isabel takes us through how she has successfully navigated the change, using data and other key mindsets. Many useful learnings for anyone deal with digital transformation. Please...


Getting Superengaged Employees and How To Have a Riot at Work with Author and Entrepreneur Nikki Gatenby (MDE326)

Nikki Gatenby is founder and MD of the marketing agency Propellernet, based in Brighton, UK. She has been consistently described as a Great Boss, running an agency that is cited as a Great Place to Work every year since 2013. Nikki is also author of the best-selling book, SuperEngaged, How to transform business performance by putting people and purpose first. In this conversation, we discuss how Nikki has created such a powerful agency with a super engaged workforce, the lessons learned and...


Why Artificial Intelligence Will be a Positive Force for the Future with futurist and author Calum Chace (MDE325)

Minter Dialogue Episode #325 Calum Chace is a well-regarded author and speaker, focused on Artificial Intelligence. He's the co-founder of The Economic Singularity Club, a futurist think tank. His books include Surviving AI, The Economic Singularity and Pandora's Brain. His latest book, "Stories from 2045," is a collection of short stories exploring through fiction how AI and new tech will impact our world. In this conversation we discuss the challenges, opportunities and perils of AI, the...


Putting Heart and Ethics into Artificial Intelligence with John Havens (MDE324)

Minter Dialogue with John Havens John Havens is a master keynote speaker, activist, consultant, and author who penned the book, Heartificial Intelligence. A concept close to my heart. John is also Executive Director at The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems as well as a member of the WEF Global Future Council on Human Rights and Technology. In this conversation with John, we discuss his book, the state of AI in business, interesting use cases of AI and...


The Making of a Hero Executive with Jeffrey Hayzlett, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Best-selling Author (MDE323)

Minter Dialogue Episode #323 Jeffrey Hayzlett is a Primetime TV And Radio Host, Keynote Speaker, and author of the best-selling business book The Hero Factor, How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures. Jeffrey focuses on transformation, leadership, innovation, and change management to drive business growth, having bought and sold over 200 businesses. On Jeffrey's site, he writes: WARNING: Low energy, bad attitudes, negative moods, are ALL symptoms of a MUCH...


Insights of a Great Negotiator with Chris Voss, best-selling author and CEO of the Black Swan Group (MDE322)

Minter Dialogue with Chris Voss Chris Voss was the former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator and now runs the Black Swan Group, a strategy consultancy. He is also the author of negotiation best-seller, "Never Split The Difference." In this conversation with Chris, we talk about the art of negotiation, and the art of making a deal, the role of negotiations in business and in life, how to distinguish between real and fake opportunities and the power of calm. We talk about BATNA and...