ARTICLES RELATING TO BUSINESS STRATEGY

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: 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: 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 chasing productivity won't make you more productive - and what will

2019-04-05 06:00

Just as chasing happiness doesn't make you happy, neither does driving humans make you more productive, 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: 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: 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: 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.

Bruce Whitfield: What Gwede Mantashe can learn from the failing fortunes of General Electric

2018-06-21 13:01

General Electric has fallen out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the first time in a century. The mining minister should take heed.

 

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Do or die - the CEO's guide to surviving major digital disruption

2019-08-01 06:01

Half of the companies that were on the Fortune 500 list in 2000 are no longer on the list today, 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.

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: 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: 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 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.

Why Old Mutual's 'homecoming' is a key litmus test for SA

2018-08-18 09:45

Is 'Ramaphoria' really fading? We can't ignore SA's economic challenges, but we shouldn't forget its advantages, says John Luiz.

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.

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