Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2016

What's been putting the sand in my jocks in recent months? Incompetence.
How's that float your boat?! It is everywhere. Every corner you turn, every job you do, every industry you work in. It doesn't matter - they walk amongst us….. Yet the most incompetent individuals who hide behind their own inefficiencies and mistakes complain about the incompetence of others - the ultimate oxymoron!

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - March 2016

I am sure not alone to say 2015 was tough for the majority of miners, explorers and associated service providers! I've been having a chin wag to many people over the last few months about the state of the industry and gain wide ranging views from various company sizes, commodities and geographic spread. When people say "I reckon" 2016 will be a better year, I get a little bemused and my right eye twitches! You know, "I reckon" I should try crystal meth, then think, nah, better not!

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - December 2015

Well fellow Bogan's, what a tumultuous and emotional year 2015 has been! Many things have put sand in my budgy smugglers throughout the course of the year and I've done my best to articulate them all! I won't enter into a tirade against anything this newsletter - let's instead reflect!

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - October 2015

What's twisted my jocks lately is the severe lack of communication between HR and Line Managers when it comes to recruitment expectations. I'm bang on track here and could enter into a tirade citing 7 specific examples over the past 6 weeks, but I'll restrict it to a few.

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - September 2015

I WAS READY to "QUIT" Diggers & Dealers opened my eyes - I think I had a moment of clarity in-between frothies! It was brief, but it was a moment! We're a passionate industry, involving motivated individuals, genuine and sincere professionals who want to make a difference!

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - July 2015

Fellow Bogans - we live in interesting and highly volatile times! The market is about as unpredictable as a baby's bum! We're all experts and we all have our opinions, but what remains is that the majority believe there are tough times ahead - there are storms brewin'….. that's stating the obvious - like you know it's cold outside when you go outside and it's cold!

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - June 2015

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE OPTIONS! When I open the beer fridge, it always takes a while to make the choice – a scratch of the head, adjust the crotch and begin the process of elimination. Discount the light beer that tight a*se mate brought over, but drank your heavies – remove all of the “B’s” (EB, VB, MB) and you should be in a position to make a choice!

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Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - April 2015

Although air contains 21% oxygen at all altitudes, low pressure at high altitude makes it feel like there is a lower percentage of oxygen, so at over 5,600m it felt like we had 10% effective oxygen – that’s >50% less! No wonder it was hard to breathe. Do you feel like this at sea level? Are there oxygen thieves robbing you of career / business opportunities or simply energy vampires that sap your energy and enthusiasm?

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