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.

BOOK REVIEW: Finally! A great self-help book for SA children and adults

2018-11-30 14:22

Beth Amato explains why Revealing Freddie is a wonderful read for South African parents and their children.

Book review: Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

2018-06-12 10:13

What if the man you knew killed your sister was never charged? What if dementia was taking his mind and the answers you seek are slipping away?

BOOK REVIEW: Bone up on China's business trends in one hour

2018-05-18 07:45

Even though there are six powerful economic and demographic mega-trends shaping the People’s Republic of China, business in the country is simply about business, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Human and machine interaction in the age of AI

2018-05-03 06:00

With all the benefits of the third wave, we need to have a much deeper understanding of how humans and machines must collaborate so that people are augmented and not replaced, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Beware the dangers of metrics

2018-04-26 06:01

It can be dangerously misleading to use metrics to measure the ability to come up with new ideas and better ways to do things, cautions Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW - Warning: Your job could be killing you

2018-04-16 06:01

Workplace management practices and a toxic workplace are invisible killers and the fifth leading cause of death in the US, says Ian Mann.

Book review: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

2018-03-26 14:06

Is The Woman in the Window set to be 2018’s thriller of the year? Given the epic plot twist, I’d definitely say so.

Book review: Hap by Lesley Beake

2018-03-26 09:09

This is a story about life, and about the connections made between people, and how even though thousands of years separate us from our ancestors, we still have the same needs – to be loved and to endure.

Book Review: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

2018-03-23 16:12

If you love all things magic with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure, then this is the book for you.


We review the updated Baby & Childcare Handbook by parenting expert Marina Petropulos

2019-04-24 10:19

Ask your mom and grandmom – chances are they know Marina Petropulos and her now famous Baby & Childcare Handbook. The updated version just landed on our desks and new mom Wendy Kobe had a look to see if it still resonates with millennial moms.

Book review: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

2018-06-12 10:20

If you’re looking for a good thriller, then this will quench your thirst, although the ending might not.

BOOK REVIEW: Preparing for the 15 forces of disruption

2018-05-24 07:49

Neither giants nor SMEs can afford to be sleeping, or slow to react to disruption, says ace book reviewer Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Why the world is a better place than you think

2018-05-10 06:00

Business people cannot run effective businesses if they are operating on the wrong facts, yet our natural instincts tend to mislead us. Only data can correct that, says Ian Mann.

Absorbing and powerful

2018-04-26 16:00

I started Tsk-Tsk, The story of a child at large, early one Saturday morning, and didn’t put it down until after 1?pm. I read it cover to cover in one sitting and wild horses would not have dragged me from its pages.

BOOK REVIEW: How to work smarter, not harder

2018-04-19 06:15

To work smart means to maximise the value of your work by selecting a few activities and applying intense targeted effort, says Ian Mann.

BOOK REVIEW: Woolies man offers riveting retail advice

2018-04-05 06:00

Being relevant and having a clear statement of what your business is about is the way to stay ahead in the new battleground for retailers, says Ian Mann.

Book review: The Nightmarket by Jonathan Moore

2018-03-26 09:10

A careful mixture of science, conspiracy, and good old murder make Night Market both addictive and dark, making it near impossible to put down or forget.

Book review: Lullaby by Leila Slimani

2018-03-23 16:13

A story about murder and what drives one to change so drastically, from saint to sinner.

Book review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

2018-03-23 15:53

There are some stories which seem so unbelievable that you’d be forgiven for thinking them fiction. This is such a story.

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