Books by

Minter Dial

Books by

Minter Dial

Ongoing! DIALOGOS, Fostering More Meaningful Conversations (via Substack)

Dialogos is all about encouraging more robust, civil and meaningful conversation. Published in weekly instalments online via Substack so that everyone who subscribes can exchange and contribute, this new book will come out in 2023. Dialogos is about how we can all learn and lean into more powerful, moving debates and discussions at home, in society at large and at work.

Subscribe here to get an advance read of segments or chapters my upcoming book and to receive exclusive material and ideas to foster conversations that move you and those around you. Writing on Substack has now stopped as I work to convert it into a proper book!

NEW! Meaningful Communication, To Grow Business Effective and Create a Thriving Culture

This white paper, with lead authors Minter Dial (speaker and author) and Lena Rantsevich (founder of, was written using the outputs of a collaborative session held in London, UK, on February 21, 2024, featuring 36 contributors from a wide array of backgrounds. They included business owners, scientists, senior business executives, psychologists, an anthropologist, business coaches, Web3 and Technology experts, start-up founders and artists. We looked at assessing Meaningful Communication (MC) in the workplace from a diversity of viewpoints and existing theories to explore how we can bring more MC into the business environment. This work was sponsored by dunnhumby, in partnership with Global Tech Advocates-Future of Work.

The purpose of this white paper is to look at the relevance of Meaningful Communication (MC) in the workplace, with the pragmatic goal of growing business effectiveness and creating a thriving culture. With a complex business outlook, rising mental health conditions and difficulties in recruiting, retaining and motivating talent, the team that contributed to the writing of this white paper saw MC as a key quality for business leaders. By engaging in more MC, not only do teams tackle some of the more important topics for the long-term health of the business, but also foster more meaningful relationships.

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NEW! Making Empathy Count, Toward Building an Empathic Culture

This white paper, with lead authors Minter Dial (speaker and author) and Lena Rantsevich (founder of, was written using the outputs of an immersive session held in London UK, featuring 25 contributors from a wide array of backgrounds, including business owners, scientists, investors, psychologists, an anthropologist, business coaches, Web3 and AI experts, startup founders and artists.

The purpose of this white paper is to look at the relevance of empathy in the workplace, explore how to evaluate and measure it, and investigate how better to match candidates with companies. With a complex business outlook, rising mental health conditions and difficulties in recruiting, retaining and motivating talent, the team that contributed to the writing of this white paper saw empathy as a key quality for business leaders.

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Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition (2023)

Heartificial Empathy, 2nd edition, takes stock of the massive change in context, the burgeoning mental health crisis and the step-change developments in artificial intelligence. It looks at why and how brands should learn to flex their empathic muscle and, with numerous cases and interviews, examines how to encode empathy in Artificial Intelligence. This book is for any business executive looking to accelerate their 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.

In its first edition, Heartificial Empathy won the Book Excellence Award 2019 in the category of Technology and 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.

For more information, see Heartificial Empathy.

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Disponible désormais en français / in French : L’Empathie au cœur de l’intelligence artificielle, Comment insérer de l’empathie dans les affaires et l’intelligence artificielle. Retrouver votre copie ici : broché ou Kindle.

You Lead, How Being Yourself Makes You A Better Leader (2021)

Your biggest asset in leadership is you. How can you expect people to trust and believe in you, if you aren’t truthful and don’t embrace your whole self at work?

There is a need for a new kind of leadership; one that bleeds personality and rings true to employees and customers alike who crave authenticity. You Lead, which won the Business Book Award 2022 in the category of Leadership, argues that business leaders deliver superior results, communities of engagement both inside and outside of the company and true values-driven success when they are themselves and come across as genuine.

The book is out as a paperback, ebook and an audiobook as well. Find out where you can get your copy here. Il est sorti en version française (VF) en mai 2023, sous le nom La Boussole du Leader, aux éditions Diateino, Guy Trédaniel. Pour plus d’informations, voir c-dessous ou cliquez ici.

A selection of endorsements:

“A refreshingly original and necessary book on leadership.”
Suki Thompson, Founder/CEO at Let’s Reset, Chair Xeim/Oystercatchers

“A great read, a real guide for evolving your leadership skills and style using proven strategies while incorporating the new realities of today’s rapidly changing business environment.”
Pat Parenty, President of L’Oreal PPD USA, retired

“Minter is a leader’s leader.”
Brian Solis, digital anthropologist, futurist, 8x best-selling author

“A must read if you want to learn the shortest way to the top and leadership: it’s inside yourself!”
Maurice Lévy, Chairman of Publicis Groupe

“The prose is refreshing, straightforward, and helpful for leaders who want to use their intelligence, experience and energy to team and business building by bringing their ‘true self ‘ to work. Necessary now, more than ever.”
Maxine Martens, CEO, Martens & Heads Executive Consultancy

For more information, see the You Lead site.

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NOUVEAU ! Now available in French : La Boussole du Leader, Prenez la bonne direction dans vos vies pro et perso aux éditions Diateino. Disponible sur Amazon et la FNAC.

Ils ont aimé :

“Avec La Boussole du leader, Minter Dial nous montre qu’il y a une nouvelle façon d’être un leader d’envergure en sachant être authentique et pragmatique, en étant synchro avec sa vie personnelle, et en donnant un cap puissant éthique. C’est un livre essentiel pour l’entrepreneur tout comme pour l’exécutif en affaires.” – Lubomira Rochet, ex-Chief Digital Officer du groupe L’Oréal

La Boussole du leader est à LIRE IMPÉRATIVEMENT. Comme Minter Dial le souligne, les grands leaders de demain seront ceux qui savent être eux-mêmes tout au long de la journée, que ce soit avec la caissière de l’épicerie du coin ou leur conjoint, ami, client, distributeur ou collègue. Ce livre dessine un moyen pratique d’être un tel leader, tout en produisant de bons résultats. La Boussole du leader est un guide complet sur le leadership.” – Nicolas Bordas, vice-président international de TBWA/Worldwide et membre du conseil d’administration d’Omnicom Europe

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?

Translated into three languages, 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 was nominated for FT Business Book of the Year 2018.

For more information, including many contributions from technologists, futurists and experts on the blog, see #Futureproof.

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

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Now available in Chinese on 🇨🇳 , published by Posts & Telecom Press, Vietnamese 🇻🇳 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)

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

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

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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 was published weekly on Substack over 79 weeks. It will be converted into a series of books in 2024.

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