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.

BOOK REVIEW: Five ways to turn businesses around for good

2018-09-27 05:45

There's a particular tool that must be the most underutilised but most promising method executives can use to achieve their strategic goals, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Don't earn money - make the money earn you

2018-09-06 05:45

Money is the same anywhere you go, but your skills are unique. Selling yourself better could make all the difference, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to make much better decisions with less information

2018-08-23 06:02

Ian Mann is betting you'll find this poker player's guide to decision-making very, very useful.

BOOK REVIEW: Succeeding at succession management

2018-08-09 06:00

Your plan for 'business as usual' when key positions are vacated can make or break your organisation. This book can help you stay on the side of success, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Start-up secrets from the brains behind Google, Facebook and Apple

2018-07-26 06:01

A bag-full of insights are on entrepreneurship are offer from three Silicon Valley coaches and 32 venture capitalists, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: 4 steps to emotional agility

2018-07-10 10:52

Having flexible thoughts and feelings to respond optimally to everyday situations serves your success.

BOOK REVIEW: What business leaders can learn from musicians, poets and artists

2018-06-22 06:30

Business people have much to learn from the extraordinary creativity of musicians, poets and visual artists, writes 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.

The undoing of Chelmsford revealed

2018-04-06 10:41

“A little war in Zululand would lead to its consolidation within the British Empire” is the heading author Ron Lock has chosen for the first chapter of a remarkable new book on the famous and destructive battle of Isandlwana in 1879.


BOOK REVIEW: Make management simple, not simplistic

2018-10-04 05:45

If you are a senior manager or executive and you read only one book this year as part of your professional development, this should be the book, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Don't just trust your gut - make better decisions when stakes are high

2018-09-20 06:00

People who make big decisions fast are almost always doing so in ignorance, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: What we can learn from the best investors' biggest mistakes

2018-08-31 06:15

Even the best investors make bad mistakes - and we can learn from them, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: What happens to wealth as populations age?

2018-08-16 05:45

Economic growth of both the poorest decile and the top 1% has been lifted, but not the middle class, says Ian Mann. What happens when wealth isn't simply transferred across generations?

BOOK REVIEW: Supercharge your networking skills – with connections you already have

2018-08-02 05:45

Networking doesn't have to involve standing around at cocktail parties talking to strangers. Rather, work with the connections you already have, says Ian Mann.

Give them the ride, not the car: The evolution of companies that learnt to survive

2018-07-19 05:45

The new generation of consumers won't be satisfied with products. They want outcomes, writes Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: How to get the basics of your business strategy right

2018-07-05 06:01

In many businesses, strategy is used ineffectively because it's developed by the wrong people or executed in the wrong way, writes Ian Mann.

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.

Helping children love the skin they are in

2018-04-01 00:00

Race is never far from our reality as South Africans, writes Avantika Seeth.

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