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Nickel and hotels in Bali

29 May 2009  •  Ron Manners AO

I had a brief adventure as a Bali tourism owner in the 1970’s. I was looking for a career change with a touch …

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Have the Harvard graduates succeeded where the Communists failed?

20 November 2008  •  Ron Manners AO

This after-dinner speech, delivered to the Western Australian branch of the Harvard Club of Australia, tells a number of stories about the history of …

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The indirect pursuit of happiness

14 December 2006  •  Ron Manners AO

Sometimes Ron gets reflective, and a piece such as this is the result. These words are from a speech Ron gave at  the Bunning …

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Do booms always end in tears?

8 August 2006  •  Ron Manners AO

This article was first published in WA Mining Club's Minesite, an annual collection of the club's activities as well as those of its members. Ron is an active …

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Some thoughts on capitalism, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and ‘stakeholderism’

29 September 2005  •  Ron Manners AO

This article is an excerpt from a submission to the Parliamentary Committee Inquiry into corporate responsibility, written by Ron on behalf of Mannkal …

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Where is mining going in the west?

27 June 2005  •  Mannwest Admin

I penned this in 2005 in response to a question that kept popping up: where is mining going the west? It’s just as relevant today as it …

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Mining Manners: My elusive career

6 October 2004  •  Ron Manners AO

I gave this keynote speech as part of Business News' Success and Leadership Series in 2004. At the time I was Chairman of Croesus Mining, …

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Looking for leadership

10 July 2004  •  Ron Manners AO

I’ve often bemoaned the lack of leadership in the business and mining community. The general fear of “rocking the boat” or offending the anti-business …

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Build your bridge to the moon

24 May 2002  •  Ron Manners AO

Ron addressed the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) Centenary Graduation Ceremony in Kalgoorlie explaining to the graduates why he's an optimist. It is a …

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Mining and the community

17 October 2000  •  Ron Manners AO

Ron made this speech to the Rotary Club of Perth in 2000. At the time he was Chairman of Croesus Mining, a growing …

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