How’s mine doing – 2011

How's Mine Doing—2011

A review of Boards, Performance and Risk in the Mining sector

"The top ten governance scoring companies increased shareholder value by 92% whereas the bottom ten governance scoring companies decreased shareholder value by 80%."

By : Opus Executive Partners

Date : September 2011

What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.

—Sun Tzu

Doing a job badly and then getting someone in to sort it out can be much more expensive than getting someone in to do the job properly in the first place.

—Sarah Beeny

Failure is a word I don't accept.

—John H Johnson

You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success.

—Jay Abraham

If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.

—Winston Churchill

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present.

—Rudy Giuliani

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

—Vince Lombardi

Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.

—Peter Drucker

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve success?

—Larry Flynt

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

—Charles Darwin

The expert in battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage.

—Sun Tzu

Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing. the result.

—Vince Lombardi

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit.

—Vince Lombardi

When I'm under the gun and I've got pressure on me, I don't panic. I look for the right solution, and then I go for it.

—Magic Johnson

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

—John F Kennedy

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.

—Peter Drucker

Success is not for the timid. It is for those who seek guidance, make decisions, and take decisive action.

—Jose Silva

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.

—Ralph Lauren

Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.

—Napoleon Hill

When you confront a problem you begin to solve it.

—Rudy Giuliani

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

—Albert Einstein

Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.

—Lakshmi Mittal

In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfil your potential... it's no different in the financial realm.

—Suze Orman

Don't let anyone say you can't do it.

—John Ilhan

The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

—Walt Disney

You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.

—Abraham Maslow

The most important adage and the only adage is, the customer comes first, whatever the business, the customer comes first.

—Kerry Stokes

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.

—Michael Eisner