BOOK REVIEW: What happens to wealth as populations age?

2018-08-16 05:45

Economic growth of both the poorest decile and the top 1% has been lifted, but not the middle class, says Ian Mann. What happens when wealth isn't simply transferred across generations?

BOOK REVIEW: Supercharge your networking skills – with connections you already have

2018-08-02 05:45

Networking doesn't have to involve standing around at cocktail parties talking to strangers. Rather, work with the connections you already have, says Ian Mann.

Give them the ride, not the car: The evolution of companies that learnt to survive

2018-07-19 05:45

The new generation of consumers won't be satisfied with products. They want outcomes, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to get the basics of your business strategy right

2018-07-05 06:01

In many businesses, strategy is used ineffectively because it's developed by the wrong people or executed in the wrong way, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: What business leaders can learn from musicians, poets and artists

2018-06-22 06:30

Business people have much to learn from the extraordinary creativity of musicians, poets and visual artists, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why CEO should stand for chief energy officer

2018-06-07 06:02

Happier employees are directly linked to a stronger bottom line and leaders as chief energy officers would do well to attend to the happiness of their staff, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Preparing for the 15 forces of disruption

2018-05-24 07:49

Neither giants nor SMEs can afford to be sleeping, or slow to react to disruption, says ace book reviewer Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why the world is a better place than you think

2018-05-10 06:00

Business people cannot run effective businesses if they are operating on the wrong facts, yet our natural instincts tend to mislead us. Only data can correct that, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Beware the dangers of metrics

2018-04-26 06:01

It can be dangerously misleading to use metrics to measure the ability to come up with new ideas and better ways to do things, cautions Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW - Warning: Your job could be killing you

2018-04-16 06:01

Workplace management practices and a toxic workplace are invisible killers and the fifth leading cause of death in the US, says Ian Mann.


BOOK REVIEW: Succeeding at succession management

2018-08-09 06:00

Your plan for 'business as usual' when key positions are vacated can make or break your organisation. This book can help you stay on the side of success, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Start-up secrets from the brains behind Google, Facebook and Apple

2018-07-26 06:01

A bag-full of insights are on entrepreneurship are offer from three Silicon Valley coaches and 32 venture capitalists, writes Ian Mann.

The simple idea that became Intel's secret weapon against Motorola

2018-07-12 06:00

If you are a business leader, start by reading this guide to using OKRs – a simple but devastatingly effective tool that became the lifeblood of Intel, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: What SA can learn from Saudi Arabia's oil barons

2018-06-28 06:02

Ask yourself what the most valuable company in the world is. You probably don't know, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why getting enough sleep can save your life

2018-06-14 06:01

"Pulling an all-nighter" is not a badge of honour. Sleep influences every component of our capacity to function - and bragging about skipping it is as absurd as bragging about driving drunk, argues Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The business of successful gamification

2018-05-31 06:00

Ian Mann has been looking for a book that could guide a company or a unit in gamifying relevant work, and Yu-kai Chou’s is the best he has found. He explains why.

BOOK REVIEW: Bone up on China's business trends in one hour

2018-05-18 07:45

Even though there are six powerful economic and demographic mega-trends shaping the People’s Republic of China, business in the country is simply about business, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Human and machine interaction in the age of AI

2018-05-03 06:00

With all the benefits of the third wave, we need to have a much deeper understanding of how humans and machines must collaborate so that people are augmented and not replaced, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to work smarter, not harder

2018-04-19 06:15

To work smart means to maximise the value of your work by selecting a few activities and applying intense targeted effort, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Woolies man offers riveting retail advice

2018-04-05 06:00

Being relevant and having a clear statement of what your business is about is the way to stay ahead in the new battleground for retailers, says Ian Mann.

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