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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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Commercial strategies in an era of low commodity prices

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Mineral Economics, Mining, Strategy

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Earlier this year I was honoured to present a guest lecture to a group of MBA students from the University of Alberta visiting the University of Western Australia. Both states have major resource industries - oil sands for Alberta and mining and gas for Western Australia - so there was substantial interest in comparing the strategic approaches of both industriues.…
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The light and dark side of education and technology

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

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Today's Strictly Boardroom article on MiningNewsPremium.net reviews the findings of one of last month's Centre for Exploration Targeting "Future of Minerals Exploration" scenarios workshops. The workshop discussed how technology and education could be used to enable or disable engagement with the mining sector, primarily through the reinforcement or unwinding of inequality in society. The two scenarios developed considered how things can…
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UWA team wins international competition about sustainable mining

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Case Studies, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended

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I'm really pleased to tell you that a team of University of Western Australia (UWA) MBA students has won a prestigious international competition about applying sustainable development principles to the mining industry - the Schulich International Case Competition, this year with finals in Canada, associated with the PDAC conference. The team consisted of Matthew Horgan, Jessica Harman, Jessica Volich and…
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