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BOOK REVIEW | Origins – How the earth made us

When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment.

BOOK REVIEW | The Four Horsemen

Known as the ‘four horsemen’ of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Their electrifying examination of ideas on this remarkable occasion was intense and wide-ranging.

BOOK REVIEW | How to succeed in the African market

Home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Africa is a hot investment destination. More than 75 per cent of companies and investors in Africa are successful. Why? And how could you reap the benefits of doing business on the continent?

BOOK REVIEW | Dress as Social Relations

To dress is a uniquely human experience, but practices and meanings of dress vary greatly among people. In a Western cultural tradition, the practice of dressing ‘properly’ has for centuries distinguished ‘civilised’ people from ‘savages’.

BOOK REVIEW | Power in Action

What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state?’ These incisive questions and more by leading political scientist, Steven Friedman, underlie this robust enquiry into what democracy means for South Africa post 1994.

BOOK REVIEW | The Stress Code

This book illustrates how stress impacts all facets of our lives and is having devastating effects on the global economy. Stress is both good and bad for you. Small, appropriately timed doses ignite success, help us overcome challenges and grow; but in excess, stress breaks us down. Stress on an ongoing basis is one of the biggest challenges faced by the human race.

BOOK REVIEW | Fit For Purpose

The book is intended to be a guide and knowledge resource on critical aspects of how organisations should be managed and what specific discipline and culture must be developed in order to deliver on their value propositions and objectives as stated in their vision statements. It is also intended to provoke and elicit critical reflections on the issues discussed.

BOOK REVIEW | Democracy Works

Democracy Works explores how we can learn to nurture and deepen democracy in Africa to ensure economic growth and political stability. Making democracy work relies on much more than having free and fair elections. It depends on what happens between elections. It relies on the systems and institutions of government. Very importantly it hinges on what politicians want to do with the power they acquire, beyond the power itself.

BOOK REVIEW | Kasinomic Revolution

The informal business sector is the next great frontier of Africa and it is undergoing an economic revolution – a new world of small people doing big things, transforming the continent. Prepare for this new generation, prepare for the Afripolitan Generation.

BOOK REVIEW | Corporate Social Investment

Developing an impactful corporate social investment (CSI) strategy and approach with real potential to positively change people’s lives can be a tricky exercise. Those grappling with how best to approach CSI will find thought-provoking insights in this book that will contribute positively to how they view, shape and execute their CSI strategy.
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