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Is a ‘labour of love’ worth it?

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


For the final Strictly Boardroom article of 2017 we pondered whether taking on tasks classified as ‘labours of love’ (which describes much of our work) is worth it? We drew some inspiration from  psychologist Daniel Kahneman, management theorist Elliot Jaques, philosopher Thomas Kuhn, and economists Tim Harford and John Kay.

Our thoughts and conclusions are still available to subscribers online. Or contact me.

For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for Next Generation Directors” was published last year and is available as a paperback or e-book from Major Street Publishing or Amazon. We’re pleased to say that the book received a very positive review in the AusIMM Bulletin and in Geoscientist magazine – the member’s publication of the Geological Society of London.