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.

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: 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.

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.

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