The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Manufacturing is a key industry in SA - and the author has made his career "fixing" factories.
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.
The authors have been through a recession again - and again - and again, says Ian Mann.
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.
Pithy success stories are missing the really important part: the messy middle, says Ian Mann.
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.
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.
Empathy can help you assess whether the agenda for the situation matches what your employees can deliver at the time, says Ian Mann.
Changing corporate culture requires a critical mind shift - and probably not in the areas you think, says Ian Mann.
Every micro, small, and even medium-size business person should ask themselves: Is this big enough? says Ian Mann.
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.
Africa has a population of 1.2 billion people and is undergoing an historic economic revitalisation, says Ian Mann.
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.
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.
Ben Horowitz is worth some $2.8bn, but the secret sauce is surprising, says Ian Mann.
And there is no one way to build a successful business - but there is guidance that can help, says Ian Mann.
A giant, heavy flywheel is not unlike a successful enterprise, says Ian Mann.
To succeed today, people must decide for themselves how to spend their time and allocate their energy for best economic effect, says Ian Mann.
Personal branding isn't schmoozing - it's being yourself out loud, writes Ian Mann.
Fear causes poor decision-making, and it can be fatal in the workplace, says Ian Mann.
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