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The A to Z of management consulting

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

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Last November, to assist with the MBA course at UWA we were teaching on 'Strategic Analysis and Consulting' we prepared an A to Z of 'must-know' subjects in the area of strategy and management in the minerals sector. How many do you know? Analysis, Alliances and Adhocracy; Behavioural economics, Biases and heuristics, the Boston Box (or the growth-share matrix), Big…
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Key performance indicators – an exercise in futility?

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

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This week's Strictly Boardroom on MiningNewsPremium.net is on key performance indicators and the lessons we can learn from Communist booksellers. Intrigued? The article is available to subscribers online here. For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our new book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for Next Generation Directors” is out now and available as a hard…
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What are the elements of industry collaboration that have added value to exploration?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration

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My PhD supervisor Allan Trench recently presented at the AMIRA Exploration Managers' Conference on "What are the elements of industry collaboration that have added value to exploration success?". The presentation covers the issue that whilst we know success in mineral exploration is the discovery of new high quality mineral deposits, and we have a bit of an idea about what best practice in…
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