Posted in category: Strategy

Renewable energy, climate change mitigation and the role of mining

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Future, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Research, Strategy

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Earlier in the year I was invited to participate in the Oxford Futures Forum (at Oxford University). This unusual event aims to bring together an ecletic group of people to use scenario planning and related strategy techniques to generate new solutions to challenging problems. The theme this year was the "Oxford Scenario Planning Approach and the Climate Imaginaries of the…
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Mineral systems, endowment analysis and exploration strategy at Sandstone goldfield

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Mineral Economics, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Research, Strategy

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The final work I had the pleasure to be involved in at the TARGET Conference was the initial PhD research of (Rhys) Sam Davies also at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (The University of Western Australia). His work is aiming to link mineral systems theory and endowment and prospectivity analyses, with the existing data sets available at the Sandstone goldfield…
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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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The future(s) of mineral exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Management, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Research, Strategy

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At the TARGET Conference (Perth, Australia) in April, I was able to present a poster and abstract on my PhD research entitled "The future(s) of minerals exploration". The work reviews my PhD studies so far (nearly finished) including the background research that inspired the research (wny we need more and better exploration), the reasons why a scenarios methodology was chosen,…
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The business of greenfields exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Mineral Economics, PhD, Publications, Strategy

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Earlier in the year, I was asked to present at the TARGET Conference (focused on exploration geoscience) in Perth, Australia on the subject of the 'business of greenfields exploration' - one of my favourite subjects. A brief abstract and the presentation can be found below, whilst the extended abstract can be found on Researchgate: https://www.slideshare.net/JohnSykes/business-of-greenfields-exploration-sykes-trench-apr-2017-centre-for-exploration-targeting "The minerals exploration sector is…
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