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.

BOOK REVIEW: You can't be seen until you learn to see

2019-02-09 08:00

Marketing has become synonymous with advertising, and it is the default many turn to as the solution to attracting more buyers, 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.

BOOK REVIEW: Decision-making is a skill – here's how to learn it

2018-12-06 05:55

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, the same thing applies to our decision-making, says Ian Mann.

Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders

2018-11-25 10:04

Part of the problem was the dominant view that the company could never go wrong, says Mills Soko.

BOOK REVIEW: How to learn self-discipline

2018-11-08 05:45

Create the life you want or settle for the one you have, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why age is just a number - and selling by demographics is pointless

2018-10-18 06:01

Trillions of dollars depend on selling to stereotypes that no longer apply. The author found that millennials – touted as being unlike any other generation – match research on baby boomers exactly, 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.

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.

BOOK REVIEW: Quick custom hearing aids, printing an air force - manufacturing's new phase

2019-01-17 06:25

We are witnessing an epochal business shift that happens once a century, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Run your business like a Navy SEAL

2018-11-29 06:02

It's no surprise that this must-read book made it onto the New York Times bestseller list, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Learn business strategy from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs & Andy Grove

2018-11-15 06:15

Looking at the strategist more than the strategy delivers some key lessons, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Are your work hours too long because you can't work at work?

2018-10-26 06:00

Increasingly, chaotic environments mean people can't get their work done at the office. Here's how to break loose, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Learn to speak body language

2018-10-11 05:45

Our limbic system works faster than our powers of rational thought. And while some people may have a natural gift for reading body language, anyone can learn to do so, says Ian Mann.

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