SAICA Leadership in a time of crisis series

Webcast #10: Fact-based view of why the world is getting better


Who should attend?

SAICA members and associates [CA(SA)/AGA(SA)/AT] and trainees and members of the public



Bad and Getting Worse?

Tell anyone that things are not “bad and getting worse” and they will be sure you simply don’t get it – not only the current situation, but way beyond that alone.

Ian will give you grounds for feeling positive, not based on an energetic motivational talk, but based on undeniable facts from technology, science, sociology, and the evolution of commerce. I will also explain, based purely on physiology and epistemology why the thrust of this talk probably surprises you.

Yes, it is a motivational talk, but it is motivation through verified facts alone.



08h00 – 08h45



08h45 – 09h00



About the presenter:

Ian Mann is the founder and managing director of Gateways, a boutique consultancy specializing in strategy, leadership, and strategic implementation. The firm consults exclusively to medium-sized businesses and SBU’s in large ones, and has worked in 14 countries.

He is the author of the bestselling book “Managing with Intent,” which focuses on strategic implementation, and of the highly acclaimed “Strategy that Works.” This book contains Ian’s unique approach to strategy that has proven its value across industries ranging from shipbuilding, to pharmaceuticals, and to parastatals. His last book “The Executive Update” is a concise overview of the most important current business ideas.

To keep up with the latest business thinking, Ian reviews the best of the latest business books and has been doing this every week for the past 19 years. He writes a column each week for Fin24 and has had a regular slot on Radio 702’s business programme for the past 14 years.


CPD Hours

SAICA’s CPD policy has changed effective 1 January 2020 from an input measurement basis to an output measurement basis. Learning and the development of professional competence is unique to each member and should be aligned to your personal needs identified in your reflective learning plans. For further information and guidance, go to SAICA’s CPD website. The competencies being addressed in this seminar are:

  • Lifelong learning, values and attitudes: Adaptive mind set and agility
  • Citizenship, values and attitudes: Professional citizen


If you are required to log CPD hours (for instance if you are a SAICA Tax Practitioner or registered with other professional bodies or organisations such as the IOD, SAIPA, SAIT etc.), please note that this seminar affords you 1 hour of CPD.



Please note this session is complimentary.