I had swine flu as a teen and it taught me a crucial lesson about life during an epidemic: Don't panic

2020-02-28 12:26

While focusing on fatalities during any outbreak is important, it should not be the only discussion.

A time-management expert reveals the most important quality a job can have for keeping you happy at work

2019-12-26 12:16

Keeping workers happy in their role is all about giving them flexibility in terms of how, when, and where they work, says a time management expert.

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.

Don’t clutter your portfolio

2019-12-17 14:39

There is always going to be some new hot stock that will be tempting to add to your portfolio. But if it doesn’t fit in with your investment strategy, don’t buy it, writes investment expert Simon Brown.

A time-management expert says there's one important downside to the 4-day workweek, even if it does make you more productive

2019-11-25 13:33

Companies like Microsoft and Shake Shack are testing the 4-day work week. But cutting the week one day short has one important drawback.

It's International Stress Awareness Week — here’s how Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, and other leaders handle stressful situations

2019-11-07 15:05

Tim Cook, Kristen Bell, and Michelle Obama all agree that exercise is key. Jeff Bezos recommends taking control of the stressful situation.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Bedtime stories for managers

2019-10-14 19:52

If there's a manager on your gift list, get them this book, says Ian Mann.

24 signs you have a terrible boss, and how to stop them from crushing your happiness

2019-09-15 12:53

Know the signs of a terrible boss — from gossiping to throwing tantrums — so you can get out before it's too late.

Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation

2019-08-20 06:49

Melissa Dahl's book "Cringeworthy" encourages readers to embrace awkward silences when you're negotiating for higher pay.

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

2019-07-15 13:07

Instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.


Airbnb reportedly lost R4 billion in the first 9 months of 2019, and it could mean a bumpier path to going public

2020-02-12 14:31

The Wall Street Journal reported that Airbnb lost about R4 billion , which could worry investors wary of IPOs from money-losing businesses.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: The top 3 principles that built Amazon

2019-12-25 16:31

In July 1994, 30-year old Jeff Bezos left his job on Wall Street to start a little online bookstore called Amazon.com. The rest is history, says Ian Mann.

A global software company didn't have job titles until it hit 50 employees. Here's how the CEO grew the business and built a management structure while maintaining its startup culture.

2019-12-21 16:56

Every month, Peter Arvai, CEO of software company Prezi, invites employees out for a "dream lunch," where they discuss aspirations and career goals.

When to sell

2019-11-29 12:34

Changing your investment strategy is generally ill-advised. However, there are certain warning signals that should prompt you to re-evaluate a fund you might be invested in.

Here are 5 hacks for shaving down your company's meeting time, from a startup that whittled theirs down to just 4 hours a week

2019-11-11 14:06

Hugo, a meeting notes software startup based in San Francisco, has a "4-hour meeting week" rule, and its leaders suggest other companies do the same.

The millennial CEO at the head of one of the most controversial luxury watch brands in the world credits his success to two key factors: passion and luck

2019-10-20 09:18

In January 2018, 32-year-old Marco Tedeschi was appointed the new CEO of Romain Jerome (now called RJ). Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Hublot.

OPINION: Why change fails (and what to do about it)

2019-09-25 05:00

Research indicates that more than half of change initiatives around the world fail, with digital transformations proving even more difficult to get right, writes Gavin Isaacs.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to build a successful business partnership

2019-09-03 05:00

This book's value is not limited to the earliest stages of a business, but to the partnership issue at any stage of the business's growth, says Ian Mann.

21 signs you're a narcissist and don't even know it

2019-07-27 20:17

Patterns of narcissistic behavior include speaking instead of listening and constantly putting other people down.

The top 25 online MBA programmes

2019-07-08 08:01

QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked the best online MBA programs that potential students can choose from. They range in pricing, location, and duration.

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