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Manufacturing is a key industry in SA - and the author has made his career "fixing" factories.
A 'distraction' stops us from achieving our goals, whereas its opposite, traction, leads us closer to those goals, says Ian Mann.
Three-quarters of graduates go on to a career unrelated to their majors. The problem is that they have become competent only with the tools of a single discipline, says Ian Mann.
Pithy success stories are missing the really important part: the messy middle, says Ian Mann.
And there is no one way to build a successful business - but there is guidance that can help, says Ian Mann.
A giant, heavy flywheel is not unlike a successful enterprise, says Ian Mann.
Empathy can help you assess whether the agenda for the situation matches what your employees can deliver at the time, says Ian Mann.
Changing corporate culture requires a critical mind shift - and probably not in the areas you think, says Ian Mann.
Every micro, small, and even medium-size business person should ask themselves: Is this big enough? says Ian Mann.
This book is a collection of mental models that the author finds most useful in daily life. You might, too, says Ian Mann.
In July 1994, 30-year old Jeff Bezos left his job on Wall Street to start a little online bookstore called Amazon.com. The rest is history, says Ian Mann.
This book's value is not limited to the earliest stages of a business, but to the partnership issue at any stage of the business's growth, says Ian Mann.
Half of the companies that were on the Fortune 500 list in 2000 are no longer on the list today, says Ian Mann.
Ben Horowitz is worth some $2.8bn, but the secret sauce is surprising, says Ian Mann.
A Private Equity firm is not like a business brokerage that wants to facilitate a deal to sell your firm to an interested buyer, or to find you an interested buyer. Here's how to reap the benefits, says Ian Mann.
Just as chasing happiness doesn't make you happy, neither does driving humans make you more productive, says Ian Mann.
To succeed today, people must decide for themselves how to spend their time and allocate their energy for best economic effect, says Ian Mann.
Personal branding isn't schmoozing - it's being yourself out loud, writes Ian Mann.
Fear causes poor decision-making, and it can be fatal in the workplace, says Ian Mann.
The HBR Guide to Thinking Strategically by Harvard Business Review is a valuable guide for those in middle management and above, writes Ian Mann.
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