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The role of strategic consulting in the resources sector

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

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Earlier in the year I was privileged to be asked by the University of Western Australia Business School to present to a group of visiting MBA students from the Institute of Technology in Bandung, Indonesia. The talk had similar content to one given earlier in the year to students from the University of Alberta, however, with a bit more of…
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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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Crude comparisons

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

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This week's Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewsPremium.net with Allan Trench compared the strategic approaches of the oil and mining industries. A recent visit by a delegation from the University of Alberta, Canada, who were steeped in the state's oil-sands industry, to The University of Western Australia's Business School (a more, but not exclusively, mining-orientated place) facilitated discussion of approaches to…
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