BOOK REVIEW: Creating those memorable moments

2017-10-19 06:01

Creating defining moments can benefit all of us greatly if we are alert to the opportunities they offer and the huge value they can hold if done well, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Making sure the best idea wins

2017-09-28 06:00

Building your company on humility, open-mindedness and systematised, principle-based decisions will avoid having to relearn from recurring mistakes, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: 50 inventions that changed the world

2017-09-13 16:19

Some inventions change how we live, the systems we use to cope, the ideas we hold, and more. Ian Mann looks at a few of these.

BOOK REVIEW: The digital power of machines, platforms and crowds

2017-08-31 06:00

Understanding the implications of technological developments for your own business can make the difference between thriving or merely surviving, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Behind the Uber success story

2017-08-17 06:06

Ace book reviewer Ian Mann debunks some myths about the popular ehailing service which he says is constantly trying, succeeding and sometimes failing.

BOOK REVIEW: What makes billionaires tick

2017-07-26 17:51

The difference between billionaires and others is that they think on a vastly different scale, explains Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Teams that go to the top

2017-07-13 05:00

Designing and managing teams is complicated and requires a level of creativity and commitment many firms - and their leaders - just don’t have, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Using the bank's money to get rich, slowly

2017-06-29 07:00

If you think you can’t make money without money, ace book reviewer Ian Mann's latest book pick will show you otherwise.

BOOK REVIEW: How to make checklists work for you

2017-06-15 05:30

The real value of checklists is in conditions of true complexity, where the knowledge requirements exceed that of any individual, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Hone your high-potential leadership skills

2017-05-26 05:00

If you are one of a small subset of high-potential leaders, you need to take charge of your personal growth and develop five critical skills, says Ian Mann.


BOOK REVIEW: Conquering unconscious prejudices

2017-10-12 09:20

A vital ingredient in getting the most out of people in the workplace is an environment in which people feel they belong and where they do not feel like an outsider, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: An engaging look at the world of finance

2017-09-21 06:01

Ace reviewer Ian Mann looks at a book which takes the unorthodox position that viewing finance through the prism of the humanities will help us restore humanity to finance.

BOOK REVIEW: How to unlock your team's potential

2017-09-07 06:01

Every leader or manager must know how to coach, because coaching is how you get the best out of your people, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The surprising relevance of a liberal arts education

2017-08-24 06:01

Employers as diverse as Sony and Dropbox are looking for imagination, adaptabilty and well-honed analytic methods - qualities common in liberal arts graduates, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Four future scenarios for SA

2017-08-03 06:01

What will SA look like in 2030 - will ordinary people support sensible leaders and policies, or charismatic populists? Ace book reviewer Ian Mann looks at possible future outcomes.

BOOK REVIEW: The biology behind social media

2017-07-20 06:01

The vast mesh of social media is a structured and responsive biological organism with “memes” instead of genes, says ace book reviewer Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Get ready for the brain Olympics

2017-07-06 05:00

Leaders can learn much about the complexity of their own behaviour and the good news is that elite performance, brain agility and engagement can be learned, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Fallacies about business failure

2017-06-22 05:00

The odds of failure in business are higher than success, so having a plan for how you will fail without hurting too many people makes a lot of sense, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The surprisingly simple secret to exceptional success

2017-06-08 05:00

The route to extraordinary success is the discovery of the one thing in your life that makes everything else easier or unnecessary, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Unsexy supply chain the key to many benefits

2017-05-18 05:00

The sophistication and ongoing development of your supply chain will determine your company's profitability and market share in very significant ways, says Ian Mann.

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