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We are coming back to Cape Town and on 17 October, Business Coach and International Award-Winning Facilitator, Jacques Velleman will be interviewing Ian Russell about his bestselling book "The Other Side of the Telescope: How to increase the metabolic rate and success of your business."

Ian Russell is a CEO, leader, influencer, writer, advisor very talented speaker.

Ian is passionate about innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and getting stuff done in the social impact space. His audiences are broadly, corporates, academic institutions, entrepreneurial and start-up companies. Ian’s been the C.E.O. of a company with an employee base of 10,000. He has a great professional reputation and is well known and recognized in the areas he speaks about.

Ian's career has involved almost every continent and spanned a quarter of a century. Drawing deeply on his priceless real world experiences as a CEO and senior leader, Ian ensures that you will never think the same way again.

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of increasing the metabolic rate and success of your business?

The Other End of the Telescope is a high speed gallop through the absurdities and challenges of getting things done in large companies, and the inherent contradictions in leadership and organisational behaviours that prevent businesses from realising their potential and achieving greater success.

In this collection of thought provoking essays, Ian Russell draws on more than 25 years’ experience of leading and working in large organisations around the world to distil the key themes and challenges confronting big business today.

The book tackles key topics such as organisational cholesterol, the loneliness of leadership, human capital strategy failures, performance destroying ‘head offices’ and the ‘myths’ of talent scarcity and the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, among others. Each essay pairs a deep understanding of the real world and lessons learned the hard way, with powerful and pragmatic insights on how big business can change the way in which it does things.

About The Business Book Club:

The Business Book Club was founded with the purpose to share knowledge in a business context. Knowledge is the start of change, an inevitable process of business (and life), and one can obtain it through various means. Books are our favourite way and what better than to have a conversation with the author. Sharing knowledge through questions and answers helps us understand how each of us can affect change in a positive way.

At our monthly meetings, we invite an author to showcase their book and share their knowledge. Through conversations with the author, we grow our leadership capability by understanding how we can change our business environments.

We do not charge an entry fee to our events but ask that a pre-loved business or educational book is donated. These books are collected and then donated to a needy library or community in less privileged areas. Every book that is donated is making a difference in someone's life.

Entrance Fee: A pre-loved book for donation to a South African library in need.

When and where?

The Barn - Woodstock Exchange

Thu 31 Oct 2019 at 7:00 PM (SAST)
Thu 31 Oct 2019 at 8:30 PM (SAST)

Organiser details

Jacques Velleman