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Putting the F-word into mineral industry management

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Book Reviews, Management, Media, Mining, Publications

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The F-word is focus. Rounding up the last of the Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net published in May we come to a plea for focus in mining industry management advisory. I quick browse of the consulting and advisory literature very quickly accumulates into a list of incoherent, jargon-inflected pieces of advice. Our view is to keep it simple. Focus on…
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“Valuable reading for resources industry directors”

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Book Reviews, Mining, Recommended

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We're pleased to announce that the book by Allan Trench and I: "Strictly (Mining) Boardroom: Volume II - A Practitioner's Guide for Next Generation Directors" has received a very positive review by Ivy Chen (Principal Consultant at CSA Global) in last month's AusIMM Bulletin. She described the book as "valuable reading for resources industry directors". The full review can be…
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The route to deep scenarios learning

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Book Reviews, Recommended, Strategy

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Book Review Strategic Reframing: The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach Rafael Ramirez & Angela Wilkinson Strategic Reframing, by Dr. Rafael Ramirez of Oxford Said Business School and Dr. Angela Wilkinson, Head of Strategic Foresight for the OECD, aims to provide the leading guide to scenario planning – with a particular focus on corporate strategy and public policy. Undoubtedly it is certain…
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The Mining Boardroom: A Practitioner’s Guide for Next Generation Directors

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Book Reviews, Commodities, Exploration, Management, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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In the winter edition of WA Director, the members' magazine of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Allan Trench and I were privileged to be able to submit a piece on our book: "Strictly (Mining) Boardroom - Volume II: A Practitioner's Guide for Next Generation Directors". The article took the format of an interview,…
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Positive review of Strictly (Mining) Boardroom book in ‘The Digger’

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Book Reviews, Commodities, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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This week's "The Digger" features a positive review of our latest book "Strictly (Mining) Boardroom: Volume II - A Practitioner's Guide for Next Generation Directors". The book is available in paperback or e-book from Major Street Publishing or Amazon.
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