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.

BOOK REVIEW: Inside the white-collar criminal's mind

2018-03-23 06:00

Would you act on imperfect intuition to commit a crime which could harm yourself or others, and when the big moral challenge comes, would you rise to the occasion, asks Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Make the move to an agile way to work

2018-03-08 06:00

You can operate in a way that is better for those doing and receiving the work, better for your organisation and better for society. Ace book reviewer Ian Mann explains how.

BOOK REVIEW: Why it's important to have a best friend at work

2018-02-22 06:00

Creating a culture in the workplace that helps people ‘shine’ inevitably becomes a culture of self-perpetuating excellence, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: The economics of intangibles

2018-02-08 06:01

Investing for the future is a critical part of what businesses and governments do, and today these investments are in ideas, software, brands, networks and relationships, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How Netflix became great

2018-01-25 06:01

Netflix became a great company not because it has a great strategy, but because it has a sound strategy and a superb people management system, says 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 - 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.

How to beef up your business strategy

2018-04-04 06:02

A successful strategy for your business means forgetting about clear future goals and focusing on your ability to respond successfully to inevitable and unpredictable changes, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Keep your job and hustle your way to an extra income

2018-03-15 06:00

Start a side hustle with a clear plan to make money without leaving your day job and change your life in a profound way by building your resourcefulness, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Give your business the storytelling edge

2018-03-01 06:00

Good stories help salespeople get in doors, enrich a company's reputation, and can increase clients’ connection with the organisations, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Spotlight on company culture

2018-02-15 06:00

A business can formulate a culture that supports its strategy with ease and institutionalise it in rational and effective ways - but it all starts with intentional leadership, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why perfect timing is vital for top work performance

2018-02-02 06:00

Are you a lark, an owl or a third bird? Business people need to be aware of their peak performance times and work around them as much as possible, says Ian Mann.

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

2018-01-19 06:00

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.

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