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Strategic foresight and the importance of seeing what you are looking at!

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Media, Publications, Strategy

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Catching up on last week's Strictly Boardroom, we looked at an arcane and colloquial example of poor strategic foresight: the demise of Sydney Ferries with the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The lesson is that not all major events are unforeseeable, however, 'paradigm lock' often means that those forming the strategy often cannot see the ready evidence of big…
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ASX explorer avoids administration: share price jumps

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Exploration, Management, Publications, Strategy

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Last week's Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewsPremium.net, with Allan Trench, looked at a fictional mineral explorer in trouble - running out of cash and opportunities. A new Chairman had been brought in to turn the company around. This week we look at how they did it. In brief, they avoided cost-cutting, which would have been of limited impact bearing in…
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Fortescue Metals makes good pizzas

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Management, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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In the continued catch-up on September's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNewsPremium.net with Allan Trench, last week's article (12th Sept) was about Western Australian iron ore major Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), pizzas and electric car maker Tesla ("FMG makes good pizzas"). The obscure trifecta is linked by a corporate strategy example. The example focuses on an anonymous mid-tier pizza chain locked…
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UWA team wins international competition about sustainable mining

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended

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I'm really pleased to tell you that a team of University of Western Australia (UWA) MBA students has won a prestigious international competition about applying sustainable development principles to the mining industry - the Schulich International Case Competition, this year with finals in Canada, associated with the PDAC conference. The team consisted of Matthew Horgan, Jessica Harman, Jessica Volich and…
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Three paths to mining industry growth – buy, sell, explore!

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Today's Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewsPremium.net with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia), tries to answer an old question - how do you grow a mining company? At a basic level there are only three pathways - to buy new assets at a discount, to sell assets for a premium, or to explore and discover new assets. So which is the…
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