IAN MANN REVIEWS: An expert's guide to making factories work

2020-01-04 07:33

Manufacturing is a key industry in SA - and the author has made his career "fixing" factories.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Always getting sidetracked? This book may help

2019-12-16 06:00

A 'distraction' stops us from achieving our goals, whereas its opposite, traction, leads us closer to those goals, says Ian Mann.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Why the world doesn't need more specialists

2019-08-24 07:30

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.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: What nobody will tell you about starting a business

2019-07-18 06:01

Pithy success stories are missing the really important part: the messy middle, says Ian Mann.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: 6 steps to get a grip on your business

2019-06-21 06:00

And there is no one way to build a successful business - but there is guidance that can help, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why your business is like a flywheel, and other key concepts for success

2019-04-18 06:00

A giant, heavy flywheel is not unlike a successful enterprise, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why empathy is a far more powerful business tool than you think

2019-03-22 06:30

Empathy can help you assess whether the agenda for the situation matches what your employees can deliver at the time, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: You can change your company culture - but not in the way you think

2019-03-07 18:30

Changing corporate culture requires a critical mind shift - and probably not in the areas you think, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: If you're working day and night and not making money, you're not charging enough

2019-02-21 06:30

Every micro, small, and even medium-size business person should ask themselves: Is this big enough? says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Mental models that could be moving you forward - or holding you back

2019-02-07 06:30

This book is a collection of mental models that the author finds most useful in daily life. You might, too, says Ian Mann.


IAN MANN REVIEWS: The top 3 principles that built Amazon

2019-12-25 16:31

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.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to build a successful business partnership

2019-09-03 05:00

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.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Do or die - the CEO's guide to surviving major digital disruption

2019-08-01 06:01

Half of the companies that were on the Fortune 500 list in 2000 are no longer on the list today, says Ian Mann.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: A multi-billionaire's (rough) guide to leadership

2019-07-03 06:02

Ben Horowitz is worth some $2.8bn, but the secret sauce is surprising, says Ian Mann.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Here's how to make private equity work for your business

2019-06-07 06:00

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.

BOOK REVIEW: Why chasing productivity won't make you more productive - and what will

2019-04-05 06:00

Just as chasing happiness doesn't make you happy, neither does driving humans make you more productive, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to work smarter, faster, and better

2019-03-14 06:15

To succeed today, people must decide for themselves how to spend their time and allocate their energy for best economic effect, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to take the 'schmooze factor' out of personal branding

2019-03-01 06:00

Personal branding isn't schmoozing - it's being yourself out loud, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Fear can crash anything from planes to banks - how fearful is your workplace?

2019-02-14 06:00

Fear causes poor decision-making, and it can be fatal in the workplace, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to be a more effective strategic thinker

2019-01-24 06:25

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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