BOOK REVIEW: Make time a blank slate

2017-01-10 05:01

We work less than we think we do, and have more time than we think we have. We can allocate all that time as we choose - but not without effort, says Ian Mann.

The 5 (+ 1) best business books of 2016

2016-12-22 06:36

Fin24 ace reviewer Ian Mann takes us through some of 2016's best business reads.

BOOK REVIEW: Dreaming and living fearlessly

2016-12-06 06:25

Too many people believe that having a dream that you want badly enough is sufficient to attract it into reality. That is simply delusional, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The power of small stuff

2016-11-22 05:00

Applying life-enhancing principles in a 'Mindful' way can produce a salubrious corporate culture, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How digital technologies influence everyday ideas

2016-11-08 05:00

Open systems encourage the crosscutting meeting of ideas and might even promote more robust, public debate, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Could your business be a multisided platform?

2016-10-25 05:00

Matchmaker business models are much more complicated than they appear and have been misunderstood by business people and economists alike, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: 7 principles of work success

2016-09-20 09:57

Success is not the cause of happiness but its result, and finding anything at work that makes you feel happier will make you more productive, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Tips to work with virtual teams

2016-09-06 05:00

Direct, no-frills, straight-talk directions will go a long way to improve the effectiveness of your virtual teams, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to sidestep leadership traps

2016-08-23 07:30

Overconfidence can result in unquestioned assumptions and blind spots that may lead to business failure, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The value of deep work

2016-08-09 06:15

You can train your brain and reorganise your work habits so that deep work becomes the hallmark of your professional life, says Ian Mann.


BOOK REVIEW: Get your business to do its job

2017-01-04 05:01

Customers don’t buy products or services: they pull them into their lives to resolve highly important, unsatisfied jobs that arise, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The rise of the gig work culture

2016-12-13 05:01

Having a diverse portfolio of work will be the new normal and being a full-time employee for a single employer the exception, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Happy workers mean healthier revenues

2016-11-29 05:00

Focusing on workplace happiness doesn’t cost the company money in the long run and ensures revenues will grow, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The psychology of successful persuasion

2016-11-15 07:08

You can harness proven psychological principles in an ethical way to get your message across and make it carry even greater weight, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How leaders benefit from humility

2016-11-01 05:00

Knowing how to talk so that staff listen, and how to listen so that staff talk, is a necessary leadership skill, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why ego is the enemy within

2016-09-27 05:00

To be a success we need to be humble in our aspirations, gracious in our success and resilient in our failures, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The demand for value

2016-09-13 05:00

Value as a service is no quick, organisational-restructuring exercise but a culture change that needs to be embedded over time, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to build a dream team

2016-08-30 07:11

Every first-time manager needs advice on how to develop his people, manage their performance and evaluate his own performance, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Governed by the founder’s mentality

2016-08-16 06:41

Both young and mature companies can avoid the slowdown in profit and growth, writes ace book reviewer Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Strange facts about entrepreneurs

2016-08-02 06:57

Surprisingly, it's the risk averse and self-doubters who are more likely to build a business that will last, says Ian Mann.

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