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The Strategic Challenges Turkeys Face

In general, a Turkey’s life is pretty good. It starts out tough, with having to break out of a shell, but from then on, they have lot of food, grass to play in and the company of other Turkeys. That’s not too bad. A particularly inquisitive group of Turkey analysts, armed with Excel and a data…

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Futurecasting: The Power of Foresight – The Final in a Six Part Series

This is the final article in a series of six published in Mining Magazine. In our final article in the Futurecasting series we end as we began, with the donkey. These animals are both good way to transport material in an underground mine and completely unacceptable in todays operations. Once ubiquitous, donkeys were doomed to…

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Change is Coming to The Diamond Market

The rough diamond market is facing a fundamental shift leading to opportunities and threats for all players within the value chain—with meaningful strategic implications. Explore the original article here Diamonds may be forever, but diamond mines are not. The rough diamond market is facing a fundamental shift that could drive the price of diamonds to…

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Defining Futurecasting: The First of a Six Part Series

In the first of a six-part series of articles, George Hemingway and Jeff Loehr of the Stratalis Group outline Futurecasting: a tool to drive change within the mining industry Donkeys are a good way to transport material in an underground mine. They are reliable, obedient and can stay underground for up to three months at…

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Avoid Success Leading to Failure

Napoleon Bonaparte lived two centuries ago, but he can still teach us a thing or two about turning success into failure. His attempt to defeat Russia was one of the most extreme displays of hubris in history. It was also a fantastic example of the types of “mental models” that continue to impact the way…

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Strategic Scenarios: Portraits of Possibilities

We appreciate the value of solid quantitative analytics, but when it comes to creating growth or innovation strategies, analytics can become a crutch that inhibits bold decision making. At Stratalis we are analytic by nature and, like many of our peers in executive advisory, we appreciate the value of solid quantitative analytics. We have also…

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