“In my experience, the most successful leaders on a world scale are never one-dimensional. In fact, look inside many CEOs and you’ll often find the heart of an artist.”
Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Oregon (U.S.), Dick could easily have stayed home and become a cowboy. Instead, he studied engineering and evolved into a globe-trotting CEO with more than 75,000 employees worldwide.
Along the way, Dick lived in North America, Africa and Europe. He also travelled extensively to countries like China, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Iceland and India among others. And while fly fishing on a stream in northern Quebec (Canada), he rediscovered his passion for photography.
“Photography allows me to connect with people on a different plane than as an executive. It forces me to empty my head of distractions and exercise an other part of my brain. Taking photographs is probably as close as I’ll come to having a Zen-like experience.”