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Eight years into a mining career, my mind was blown by a presentation from a very experienced mentor. He introduced me to an extremely simple concept, and this minor change in thinking changed my entire outlook on mining. The presentation was on the theory of constraints.

Prior to understanding the theory of constraints, I always had a difficult time identifying what the “current” bottleneck of the operation was. I operated in a way which would maximise production in every area of the…