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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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Australian gold industry: Where does geoscience meet mineral economics?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Future, Mineral Economics, Mining, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Research

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At the end of last year, Allan Trench (Professor of Risk and Value at the Centre of Exploration Targeting) presented the early stages of some excellent research on the Australian gold industry at the CET Members Day. I am pleased to be involved in the very periphery of this research and am always happy to give it a little promotion.…
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Strategic Planning and Practice

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Courses, Management, Recommended, Strategy

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I'm proud to be teaching on the Executive Education 'Strategic Planning and Practice' course run by the University of Western Australia (UWA) Business School and the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia (AIM WA). The course is headed up by Allan Trench and runs over two days on 11-12 July, at the AIM WA in Perth. It costs A$2,420 for…
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to metals exploration

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

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Catching up on April's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net, we get to the 18th of the month, when we responded to a fairly solid piece on junior exploration investment in the 'West Australian' newspaper, at least within the constraints of what can be done in a sub-2 minute video: 1) check the money is going into the ground; 2) check…
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Advanced thinking skills for explorers and geoscientists

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Courses, Management, Recommended, Strategy

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I am delighted to be assisting on the 'Advanced Thinking Skills' workshop, this Thursday and Friday (4-5 May), run by Tim Craske of Geowidom and Thinkercafe. The workshop is a fantastic way of developing your basic and advanced thinking processes for better learning, memory, planning and decision making. It covers theoretical, conceptual and practical ways to increase the focus, quality…
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