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.

Ferial Haffajee: Business book of the year? The Night Trains

2019-12-23 15:10

If I compiled lists of these things, Charles van Onselen’s majestic The Night Trains published this year would be my business book of the year. 

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to rock a recession

2019-10-27 07:40

The authors have been through a recession again - and again - and again, 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.

BOOK EXTRACT: Make your money work for you

2019-06-24 06:01

Mention the word ‘investments’ and most people’s eyes glaze over. If you advise them to see a financial advisor, you might as well have told them to pay a visit to the finance minister to discuss their household budget. But investing shouldn’t be that intimidating, says Anthea Gardner.

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 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.


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: Dismiss investment in Africa at your peril

2019-11-30 08:00

Africa has a population of 1.2 billion people and is undergoing an historic economic revitalisation, 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: The key skill most managers lack

2019-07-29 18:18

There are two skills most managers lack: running good meetings and giving effective feedback, says Ian Mann. Here's how to fix the most important one.

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: 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: 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.

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