Dr. Mehmet Yildiz

Dr Mehmet Yildiz
Feb 4, 2020 · 6 min read
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Dr. Mehmet Yildiz

Who are you?

Thank you for the opportunity to interview me.

I am honored and humbled to be selected!

Who am I? Wow! This is a gigantic question. Not sure where to start!

Let me take a deep breath.

This is a question I keep asking myself for a lifetime.

I am still asking this question as part of my stoic practice daily.

Defining myself has been a challenge as I keep growing, radically changing, and transforming day by day.

As an inventor, I also reinvented myself multiple times, aiming at the better version at each iteration. I practice agile progress striving for excellence yet refraining from perfection.

My professional background can be found on my author platform DigitalMehmet.com and Linkedin.

Why write on Medium?

First of all, writing is one of my pleasurable hobbies.

I love sharing my knowledge and experience with others. The more I give, the more I receive. It is an abundance mentality with a growth mindset.

I enjoy meeting new readers and writers. Writing leads to potential collaboration yielding to synergistic outcomes. I believe in serendipitous encounters. Medium is a prime environment for creating serendipitous fusion. Therefore, Medium is one of my favorite content development platforms.

I like amplifying great messages of writers on this platform for them to reach out to a bigger audience using social media. For example, I tweet articles after reading hence giving chance for the Medium writers to be recognized outside of the Medium platform. This act of kindness also leads to other serendipitous encounters in the vast worldwide ocean.

Medium is an environment I can experiment with various styles of writing, which may appeal to different kinds of readers. I am relatively new on Medium and inspired to create three publications of covering different scopes. My current publications are:

In my publications, I aim to allow Medium writers who are interested in writing and readers discussing these 100+ important topics. Please contact me if any of these publications are interest to you. I can provide access to submit your articles.

I also contributed to other publications such as The Startup, Data-Driven Investor, Age of Awareness, a Few Words, and The IoT Magazine on the Medium platform. I am grateful that these publications allowed me to publish my articles.

What are your writing interests?

My writing interests are eclectic.

From professional point of view, I focus on digital transformation, technical leadership, leadership excellence, innovation, learning, cognitive science, enterprise and business architecture, emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big Data Analytics, Data Platforms and Practices, Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Business, Mobility, Data, and Digital Intelligence.

I also enjoy writing about my personal transformation under the umbrella of sensible biohacking and transhumanism disciplines. I authored a book reflecting my experiments for my transformation, which was translated into three languages. It is titled “Simple & Powerful Life-Transforming Bio-Hacks

What do you hope to accomplish by writing?

I have several goals and aspirations. They can be summarised under five key points.

  • To express myself, share my thoughts, knowledge, and experience with others. It is therapeutic.
  • To meet new readers, reach out to extended readers, create collaborators
  • Amplify key messages and create societal awareness for critical matters
  • Contribute to the body of knowledge using my ongoing research, experimentation and thought leadership
  • Gain social eminence to make a high impact for spreading the truth which can help those who may need insights from my experience

Can you share a highlight of your life?

I had many exciting milestones that added meaning to my life.

Some key highlights in summary are:

  • Publishing several books, some were translated into Spanish, German and Italian, and writing articles for various peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Being recognized as a senior inventor by IBM, an honorary professor by Victoria University, and a Distinguished Enterprise Architect by The Open Group
  • Advising dozens of enterprises for realizing their digital transformation goals and having opportunities to speak in many international conferences across 35 countries
  • Being awarded a federal scholarship for seven years long doctoral studies that resulted in publishing a 300+ page dissertation

Share a few of your article links with us?

Out of many articles, the following ten articles gained more interest and became popular on Medium. Some are curated too.

Do you write anywhere else?

Apart from writing books (8 books), I also write blogs on my own author platform DigitalMehmet, on Linkedin, and GoodReads.

I also regularly post microblogging pieces to Twitter (digitalmehmet) and would love to follow more Medium members on Twitter.

My Amazon author profile also syndicates some of my blogs for my Amazon followers. I also aggregate my thought leadership materials on Thinkers360, which shows my content on the top 100 influencers list, currently 22nd in the list.

I am recognised as number one in the top 50 influencers & thought leaders in Design Thinkers. I also recognized as number nine in the top 50 IoT (Internet of Things) influencers and thought leaders in 2020.

Any big plans for 2020?

I am currently working on five new books that are planned to be published by the end of 2020. Some of them are being edited and close to the publication phase. I want to learn more about Medium, discover new writers, and gain more followers in 2020.

Can you recommend other Medium authors?

Yes, I gratefully met terrific writers on the Medium platform. Some are insightful writers reflecting their personal experience; some are humourous with fascinating writing styles; some are technically brilliant sharing specialist level of knowledge in detail.

The following are a few great writers I serendipitously discovered and read their articles with pleasure. I am sure there will be more writers on my list soon. Here are a few of the fantastic writers from my recent reading list who provided me interesting and unique perspectives:

Selma, Ann K Frailey, Lanu Pitan, Aurora Eliam, Amy Cottreau, Arthur G. Hernandez, Karen Madej 💛, Paul Myers MBA, 🦄 Chris Hedges, Bill Abbate, John Cousins, Rosennab, Michael Patanella, Joe Luca, Julia E Hubbel, Besom & Bletherskite, Tree Langdon ♾️, Geetika Sethi, Agnes Laurens, Britni Pepper

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Dr Mehmet Yildiz

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Technologist/Cognitive Scientist empowering writers. Founder of ILLUMINATION curating & amplifying important messages. Connection: https://digitalmehmet.com

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Dr Mehmet Yildiz

Written by

Technologist/Cognitive Scientist empowering writers. Founder of ILLUMINATION curating & amplifying important messages. Connection: https://digitalmehmet.com

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Authors & Peeps is a publication dedicated to author interviews, discussions and how-to guides for helping authors getting found and building an audience. Please contact us via editor@mediumauthor.com.

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