Rank #1: #11 - Are WE the barrier to innovation?
These days, innovation is on everyone's lips in the mining industry. We are all desperate to innovate. But if...we ourselves are the biggest barrier to innovation?
Apr 25 2018
Rank #2: #16 - Boiling frogs with Jon Hronsky
If you put a frog into boiling water, it will jump out. But if you put a frog in cold water and slowly boil the water, it will not recognise the danger at all. Does this metaphor apply to how we deal with change in science?
Jun 25 2018
Rank #3: #8 - A ship called CRAESTAR (Part 1)
The MV CRAESTAR was a retrofitted fishing trawler with a heli-pad and analytical laboratory. It was a floating exploration base, built for speed and efficiency. It was CRA's innovative solution to the challenges of exploring in the Pacific islands. What can this program teach us about innovation on the front line...and what lessons can we learn from it? This episode explores the beginnings of the CRAESTAR program.
Mar 05 2018
Rank #4: #17 - Exploration Startup 101 with Mark Bennett
In this class, we talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of starting your own company... and what challenges you face in becoming the architect of your own success and failure.
Nov 14 2018
Rank #5: #27 - Circular Economy in Mining with Saleem Ali
Did you know that 3M started off as mining venture in 1902? Over the last 100 years, it has become a materials company. Would mining companies be more sustainable as a business if they were more vertically integrated? Should they do more than just mining?
Aug 28 2019
Rank #6: #30 - First Tell a Story, then Run it as a Business with Tony Manini
Would early stage exploration be more successful in attracting investment if it was funded by private investors... like how venture capital firms fund startups in other industries.
Oct 21 2019
Rank #7: #9 - A ship called CRAESTAR (part 2)
Last week, we found out about the beginnings of the CRAESTAR program - a floating exploration base used by CRA to explore for copper in the Pacific islands. This week, we continue the story. How successful was the program in the end? And what lessons did CRA learn from it?
Mar 19 2018
Rank #8: #20 - The Three Princes of Serendip with Samantha Copeland (Part 1)
Once upon a time, there were Three Princes from Serendip. They had many adventures. One of them involved a camel. This story teaches us a lot about serendipity...and ultimately about scientific discoveries.
Apr 01 2019
Rank #9: #28 - Is Innovation a Behavioural Problem with Michelle Ash
All innovation programs have a 70/30 rule associated with them. Only 30% of the problem is related to the technology. The other 70% is all about people's behaviours. To be successful, you have to solve both.
Sep 08 2019
Rank #10: #2 - What makes a successful explorer (Part 2)
What does it take to be a successful explorer? Is it technical knowledge?...the right strategy?...having a lot of money?...or just luck? What if the most important ingredient for success...was culture. This episode is part 2 of our interview with Mark Bennett, a successful mineral explorer who has evolved his own views and his own successful culture.
Mar 12 2017
Rank #11: #19 - Skateboarders and Base Jumpers with John Vann
An exploration geologist and a mine geologist walk into a bar. They start talking about skateboarding and base jumping. What happens next...they learn what those activities can teach them about mining and exploration.
Mar 11 2019
Rank #12: #15 - Change is inevitable. Adaptability a choice
It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent. But the ones that are the most responsive to change. No better way to describe Peta Libby.
Jun 04 2018
Rank #13: #22 - The Wisdom of the Crowd with Holly Bridgwater
Bill Joy once said "There are always more smart people outside your company than within it"... So should we be looking at ways to utilise the wisdom of the crowd? Are the many cleverer than the few?
Jun 06 2019
Rank #14: #21 - The Entrepreneur's Dilemma with Justin Strharsky
The role of any entrepreneur, or any startup, is to learn... learn as quickly as possible before you go out of business.
May 16 2019
Rank #15: #3 - How to do Frontier Exploration...the discovery story of Reko Diq
Alan Moore, a young Australian geologist, heads to a remote, inhospitable part of SW Pakistan to explore for copper. Along the way, he teams up with Saad Husain, a local Pakistani, that becomes his ever present project manager. This is their story and how their work led to the discovery of the Reko Diq deposit. But...it is not your typical discovery story. It is much more than that.
Mar 20 2017