Posted in category: Strategy

What can your country do for you?

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

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Continuing our catch-up on the May Strictly Boardroom articles, that I write with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) on MiningNews.net, the next article looks at the different types of mining economy, and what this means for corporate strategy and minerals policy. Borrowing from the World Economic Forum's classification of countries, we break mining economies into three types: factor-driven,…
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The Energy Transition: Some thoughts for explorers, miners and moneyers

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Mining, PhD, Strategy

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Last November, I was honoured to present at the Mines and Money Conference in London. I presented the results of a scenario planning workshop earlier in the year that looked at the role of the minerals industry in the energy transition to renewable sources, which has synced nicely with some previous research on critical metals. The presentation was entitled "The…
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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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FBT – An acronym for next generation mining?

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

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April was a busy month with thesis writing, teaching courses and organising lecture competitions, nonetheless, I still managed to get a few publications out, which are worth catching up on. On the 10th April, Allan Trench and I published a piece in the Strictly Boardroom column entitled "FBT - An acronym for next generation mining" looking at some of the…
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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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