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Here you’ll find thought provoking interviews, industry articles & how to's, and Jason’s Corner (where any topic is on the table)… 

 
Going Against the Grain with Paul Nielson mining misfits Dec 02, 2021

How can we go against the grain in the spirit of doing things better? Well, we can start with stop doing the same costly mistakes over and over again!

Our industry tends to do things because “that is just the way we do it,” which is a mentality the Mining Misfits are addressing...

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Mining, Projects, and Risk with Craig Rice mining misfits Nov 11, 2021

Let’s talk Mining, Projects, and Risk.

When it comes to the topic of projects, Craig Rice could give you a dissertation quite literally, he’s got a PhD. But…. I’ll let him do that! What I will say yet again is this, the mining industry is filled with innovative thinkers,...

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Zero Sum Game jason's corner Nov 10, 2021

I have been in the mining industry for nearly two decades with a primary focus on formalizing Owner and Contractor relationships through one form of contract or another.  For me, the most exciting and rewarding form of contract is a Prime Contract (i.e., EPCM, EPC, etc.).  From the...

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Master Servant Relationships jason's corner Nov 03, 2021

 

I am constantly baffled by the perception in our industry that Owners are the "Masters" and Contractors are the "Servants". As mining companies, we are killing ourselves. We are squeezing contractors’ margins so tight they barely have room to breathe.

 

I speak with mining...

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Mining is a Sophisticated Industry with Pierre Julien mining misfits Oct 12, 2021

Mining is a sophisticated industry.

Say that to a group of High School students or your friends and let me know how that goes over! In the eyes of the general population mining is a dirty and dangerous industry that does nothing more than pollute the environment, displace communities, and create...

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The Gift of an Insight… jason's corner Oct 11, 2021

I was speaking with the wonderful coach Ashley Orlando and she gave me the powerful gift of an insight…

 

For context, Ashley and I are both members of an awe-inspiring community of progressive open-minded thinkers curated by the ninja coach Rich Litvin.

 

And Ashley and I were...

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The Challenge with Continuity for Mining Projects with John Gravel mining misfits Oct 04, 2021

The mining industry is a community, and a small one at that… I often joke with my wife Erin who grew up in North Dakota – You see, in North Dakota everyone seems to be related to one another in one shape or fashion.  You just have to dig deep enough to find the connection;...

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What are my filters when evaluating a relationship? jason's corner Sep 29, 2021

Last week I wrote a piece on beliefs and values.

 

I mentioned my belief that we make decisions based on our personal beliefs and values…

 

And I believe this to my core…

 

As I thought about this belief it felt appropriate to share more…

 

Here we go, my...

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