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Top tips for job interviews

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

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Continuing our catch up with this year's Strictly Boardroom columns on MiningNews.net. We now do a lot of work with the MBA students at the University of Western Australia. For these students, job interviews are never far from the mind, so in July we published an article with a few personal tips on job interviews, entitled "Candour in candidature: Top…
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Towards minerals sector innovation: Clues from Shaw and Orwell?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Management, Media, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Catching up on this year's Strictly Boardroom columnns on MiningNews.net, at the end of June we published one of my favourite pieces, entitled 'Towards minerals sector innovation: Clues from Shaw and Orwell". The article draws from my favourite author, George Orwell's 'Six Rules of Writing' and the 'Six Questions' he asks about every sentence he writes, and transfers them into…
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Joint venture partners from hell (and heaven)

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

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Looking back at some of this year's Strictly Boardroom articles, in June and July we published a series of 'comical' pieces on joint venture partnerships, in particular those that go wrong - either as farm-in or farm out, and, of course, some of the types of better deal. Whilst not serious they do provide a quick check as to where…
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Rebranding big mining

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

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It's been a busy year, so I'm still catching you up on this year's Strictly Boardroom pieces on MiningNews.net. In June, we discussed the idea of 'brand' and its relationship to social licence. In particular, efforts by big business and big mining to win over the local populaces, which has been one of the emerging trends this year. There's not…
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“… a useful guide for future directors”

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

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The book, Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II, by Allan Trench and myself was, this month, positively reviewed by Geoscientist magazine (the members magazine of the Geological Society of London), where it was described as: "An interesting book, a good introduction to the mining sector and no doubt a useful guide for future directors." We'd like to thank the reviewer James…
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