While I specialize in strategy, I’ve written 13 books (15, if you count two that were complete rewrites) on a range of management topics. I also edited another, Trends Transforming South Africa

My most recent book was published in August 2015 by Penguin Random House. Here’s the publisher’s sales message:

The role and responsibilities of business today are different than they were in the past. They, more than any other social institution, will determine our future. Yet companies worldwide continue to under-perform.

In his latest book, top strategy consultant Tony Manning brings managers the insights and advice they need for the coming decades of turbulence and hypercompetition.

Drawing lessons from 100 years of management history, he highlights the failure of the management advice industry to produce new ideas, identifies eight critical strategy practices that have stood the test of time, and explains how to apply them

Based on extensive research and practical experience, this fascinating and practical advice is a must read for anyone interested in improving business results (read more here).

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My next book, The Critical Core, focuses on the principles and practices that every company needs to focus on. Due for publication by Penguin Random House in April 2017, it’s a quick read, that will give you lasting benefits. A copy should be on all your managers’ desks.

My “little red strategy book,” Making Sense of Strategy, which was published in South Africa, the United States, and the Netherlands, sold phenomenally and is available as a Kindle download from or as an e-book from

Tony Manning’s Management Toolkit and Competing Through Value Management are available the same way.

(A copy of Discovering The Essence of Leadership was recently available from an Amazon reseller for $180!)

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