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Open Innovation in Mining – The Second Wave

Originally published in Mining Magazine, February 2015.   The natural resources industry takes a lot of criticism for being behind the times. Critics, both inside and outside of the industry, point to the slow adoption of already proven technologies as proof that the mining industry just doesn’t “get it” when it comes to innovation. There…

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Futurecasting the Symbiotic Structure: The Fourth in a Six Part Series

This is article four in a series of six published in Mining Magazine. Explore the full original article here     Futurecasting an operation is fun, because it entails blending different technologies and exploring the physical impact on an environment. In our last articles we explored two operating visions of the future: The Rock Factory…

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Futurecasting the Living Mine: The Third in a Six Part Series

This is article three in a series of six published in Mining Magazine. Explore the full original article here In our second article, “The Rock Factory”, we introduced a new operating vision for the future of large-scale capital projects, specifically those in the natural resources industry. This third article describes another of our operating visions,…

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Futurecasting the Rock Factory: The Second in a Six Part Series

This is article two in a series of six published in Mining Magazine. Explore the full original article here In our first article, “The Future of Mining”, we introduced Futurecasting, a powerful tool that we use to help organizations to discover opportunity by crafting possible visions of the future. This article describes the first of…

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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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