Thank you down in South Africa

ImageI just became aware of a fantastic podcast about Hannibal and Me from South Africa. I don’t even know when it aired (possibly months ago).


Ian Mann

But now I’ve got this link. (It took a while to load in my browser, but persevere.) The bit about Hannibal and Me is between minutes 47 and 54.

At first, the host makes a slightly goofy segue into the (admittedly prolific) genre of business books about mass murderers from history. But then a management strategist named Ian Mann, of Gateways Business Consultants, comes out swinging for me with humour and verve.

He keeps extolling my alleged “erudition” and then quips that Hannibal and Me is

one of the few Self-Help books that an intelligent adult can read without wrapping it in a brown cover.

He then makes the case why Hannibal and Me is the book to read if you want to understand your career, whether you’re “stuck” (as the host suggests) or at the top of your game, or dealing with disaster.

Recall from my radio interviews a year ago that I was never very good at talking, in sound bite, about my book. Ian Mann is much better at it. Thank you, Ian!

14 thoughts on “Thank you down in South Africa

  1. Andreas, What an awesome insightful & fun podcast review of Hannibal and Me! I am enjoying it greatly and have plugged it on Google+ and Facebook!

  2. ”………one of the few Self-Help books that an intelligent adult can read without wrapping it in a brown cover……”

    Also, a woman, as I recall Jenny saying, can best display your book’s cover when in a public place if she wants to attract men – Hannibal wannabees one assumes.

    Whatever became of Ian Mann’s cousin, Manfred? Come to think of it, Ian was obviously “Blinded By the Light” of the wisdom emanating from “Hannibal and Me.”

  3. Congratulations! “Staggering erudition” is quite an endorsement–and well earned. I mentioned we have a small supply of copies of H&M that we loan out to friends and the feedback is always positive.

    Have you had a chance to have a look at Identities yet?

    • I feel terrible that I haven’t opened it yet — work books keep piling up on me, and I haven’t done any pleasure reading in three months.
      But I’ve now pulled it out of the stack and will make time. I know it’ll be good, with your humour…

    • Well, the rules are not fixed and if you don’t want to you actually don’t need to answer the questions. I believe that this award is just a way of showing appreciation to people who inspired you. Liebster I think is a german word for the favorite or most loved right?

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