IAN MANN REVIEWS: When penguins try to fly – why strategic decisions so often fail

2019-12-23 08:39

50% of all strategic decisions fail, asserts the author. Ian Mann thinks that is an understatement.

How to kickstart your creativity

2019-08-19 18:00

If you want to stimulate and express your creativity, you might need to not only seek out creative outlets, but also carve out time in your hectic schedule to devote to them.

Jeff Bezos explains why the library in his house has two fireplaces with two inscriptions: 'dreamers' and 'builders'

2019-06-07 10:39

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says there are dreamers and then there are builders. And the trick to a successful life is to be both of them.

Was dyslexia the secret to Leonardo da Vinci's greatness?

2019-05-03 09:56

Leonardo did not do well in school and was a terrible speller. Dyslexia does, however, not affect intelligence, and research suggests that people with dyslexia are highly creative.

Where do disruptive ideas happen? Not on a big team

2019-02-26 06:01

The same people produce very different work in smaller teams, recent research has shown, says Faye Flam.


2018-10-03 15:00

ART is a natural and beautiful activity that children engage in just for the joy of being creative.

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.

Ditch the mental spreadsheet – use philosophy and humour to enhance thinking

2017-10-27 11:55

Dr Morne Mostert, director of the Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University, reviews Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein’s ‘Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar’.

Tapping into SA's 'golden' creative opportunity

2017-06-14 18:48

The creative economy is South Africa’s untapped "golden economy" – something the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy emphasises.

Maker Faire heading to Cape Town

2016-08-17 19:24

The 2016 Cape Town Maker Faire will take place at at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory.


How to stay inspired and innovative at work

2019-10-25 17:17

Work environments can be fast-paced and very often stressful. This atmosphere tends to stifle creativity and collaboration, which is detrimental to employees and businesses.

How does age affect creativity? Study on Nobel Prize winners offer clues

2019-05-26 15:30

Older winners tend to be 'experimental' innovators. They amass knowledge through their careers and find ground-breaking ways to analyse, interpret and distil it into new ways of understanding.

Some of the best meetings involve almost no talking, says this expert

2019-01-15 14:44

Instead, have participants write down their suggestions anonymously and share them.

Cape Town now has twice as many tech workers as Joburg - here's why

2018-07-31 15:48

Cape Town employs 40,000 people in the tech industry.

Why doing nothing can be the most productive choice you make all week

2018-03-09 08:49

A Type A personality often finds it difficult to relax. One solution is to schedule periods of laziness, since mental downtime boosts creativity.

Creativity is potential currency in the fourth industrial revolution

2017-09-03 06:00

Today a state of flux is the new normal as economic systems stagnate, people migrate and the leadership gaps widen. Debates about the future are maps of uncertainty rather than clarity.

Make your home merry with these Christmas décor ideas

2016-12-05 11:36

Get every part of your home into the holiday spirit.

Chicken and mushroom pan

2016-04-10 00:00

A quick and easy deliciously creamy chicken and mushroom dish.

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