The Art of Storytelling Via Different Media – Exploring The Last Ring Home

How important would you say storytelling is in your life (personally and/or professionally)? It’s an artform that I’ve been exploring ever since school and I continue to search for recipes, insights, inspiration and… great stories. One of the challenges in this … Continue reading

The Last Ring Home Wins Book Excellence Award

I am thrilled to announce that my book, The Last Ring Home, has won the Book Excellence Award 2018 in the category of Biography. Competing against hundreds of entries from around the world, The Last Ring Home was selected for its high quality … Continue reading

Reflections after my 25th Reunion at INSEAD on Life, Leadership & Business

I arrived in Fontainebleau (France) on the heels of a lot of travel, to return to where I spent a marvellous year at the INSEAD Business School. Truth be told, the reunion spirit started virtually well before thanks to Facebook … Continue reading

The Role of Cinema In Society With Ken Loach

Last week, thanks to the invitation of Adobe France, I had the distinct privilege to meet and discuss film with Ken Loach. For a man who has directed over 50 films, won two Palmes d’Or, 3 Cesars, 1 BAFTA and scores … Continue reading

The Dangers of Automated Marketing – Is It The Right Choice For You?

Would you not agree that most marketers are still scrambling to figure out automated marketing? Whether it’s programmatic advertising, pre-programmed posting or repetitive tasks, marketers are keen to make the machines do the work. Cue: Big Data Analytics Algorithms Artificial … Continue reading

How To Use Social Media For Event Marketing or How To Get People To An Event!

Having now produced around 50 events in four countries (US, Canada, France and England) to screen my new documentary film, The Last Ring Home, I took a step back to harvest some lessons learned in the realm of event marketing and … Continue reading

How To Find Real Value In A Short Film?

In the film business, it’s well-known that documentaries are no way to make money. Furthermore, a short film is not only near impossible to make money with, it’s very difficult to distribute, too. Then why, might you ask, would anyone … Continue reading

Heroes of the Second World War – Discover Rishi Sharma’s Amazing Project #WWII

Since mid-October, I have essentially been on tour, launching my new documentary film and book, The Last Ring Home. In case you had not come across it yet, here is the trailer: I am now back in the saddle and … Continue reading

Rishi Sharma, 19, Capturing The Stories of All the Heroes of the Second World War (MDE218)

Minter Dialogue with Rishi Sharma After a long absence where I was away doing a tour for my new documentary film and book, The Last Ring Home, this interview is with a different kind of guest, consistent with my latest … Continue reading

Birthday greetings – social media breakout, bonanza or bozo trip?

Happ-eBirthday Ok, so this year was supposed to be a BIG one for me. I hit the half century. Before you feel a need to send in belated birthday greetings, I insist that the purpose of this birthday post is merely to … Continue reading