BOOK REVIEW: Nike founder's tale proves the power of passion

37 minutes ago

The story of Nike is about about an entrepreneur’s journey, and how one man took on the giants and won, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How games can change the world

2017-12-07 06:33

Ace book reviewer Ian Mann breaks his 18-year tradition of only reviewing the best of the latest to show how games can make us better.

BOOK REVIEW: How big data exposes everyday lies

2017-11-23 06:00

Analysing Big Data reveals that there is more to human behaviour and society than we thought, and that this is often very different to what we thought, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to play the reputation game

2017-11-02 06:00

Your reputation and that of your company is more valuable than money. Learning how to manage the elements that govern this mercurial force is a valuable tool, says Ian Mann.

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: How to get into the excellence habit

2017-12-15 06:00

Being a high performer requires hard work, discipline, often boring routines, courage and coping with continual frustrations, says Ian Mann.

The future of work

2017-11-27 10:53

Ian Mann* on The Shift by Lynda Gratton, which tackles future work scenarios.

BOOK REVIEW: Why leaders need to be alone

2017-11-17 09:34

To lead others, you must lead yourself. Practising solitude is a critical, personal practice that cannot be ignored, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Doing well by doing good

2017-10-27 06:00

Impact investment - selecting for-profit investments with a keen awareness of their social and environmental outcomes - is a powerful way to create a more just world, 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.

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