Read, Watch, Listen and Experience: suggestions from the Schneider Electric Mining, Minerals and Metals Team

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Many of us are working from home or otherwise with a bit more time on our hands. The Schneider Electric Mining, Minerals and Metals team have gotten together to present some suggestions for reading, podcasts, video and experiences to support you in your day to day work or to give our minds a break. Here they are, hope you enjoy!

James Johnson, Strategic Account Executive

James is an MMM Strategic Account Manager for Schneider Electric and is helping mining companies to leverage innovation across their mine-to-market value chain.



To read: “Reframing Organisations-Artistry, Choice & Leadership” by Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal

“Viewing most, if not all, work situations through four frames.”

Personal Development

To read: “It starts with passion-do what you love & love what you do” by Keith Abraham.

“A practical & thought provoking book that takes a fresh look at the quest to achieve greater success with clarity, purpose & passion.”


To read: “The meaning of luck-stories of learning, leadership & love” by Steve Waugh.

Steve Waugh was one of the most successful captains of of the Australian cricket team.


Greg Johnson, Solution Architect

Greg is a Solution Architect for Schneider Electric and focuses on enabling Mining & Metals leaders with Digital Transformation.


To read: “The Goal” – The Goal is a management-oriented novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, a business consultant known for his theory of constraints, and Jeff Cox, a best selling author and co-author of multiple management-oriented novels.

The book to get you really thinking and questioning your assumptions about operations management.

Personal Development

To listen: History of Philosophy without any gaps podcast by Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King’s College London.

The complete history of philosophy without any gaps, starting form Thales and currently up to the Renaissance, covering Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic and Indian philosophy so far.


To read: “According to Skull: An Entertaining Stroll Through the Mind of Kerry O’Keeffe”  by Kerry O’Keeffe.

You will laugh out loud many times, but at the same time learn about teamwork, leadership and recovery from adversity.


Bas Mutsaers, Strategy, Technology and Marketing Leader

Bas is a Global Strategy, Technology and Marketing Lead for MMM developing a renewed Digital Growth Strategy by combining the best of Industrial Automation, Digital Plant, Electrification, Software Platforms, Microgrid and various Technology offerings.


To read: “Crossing the Chasm” by Geoffrey A. Moore

Marketing and selling disruptive products to mainstream customers

Personal Development

To read: “Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots” by Roland Siegwart, Illah Reza Nourbakhsh, Davide Scaramuzza


To read: “Raspberry Pi Starter Kit” – Great fun with the kids as well


John Kwarta: Strategic Account Executive

John is a Strategic Account Executive for Schneider Electric enabling technology to help achieve your business potential.


To watch: The Way We’re Working isn’t Working – The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance

Personal Development

To watch: The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design. Tim Pollard (Oratium)


To watch: Get some exercise while staying connected to friends around the world in a “game format”


Mark Bongiovanni, Hybrid DCS Business Development Manager

Mark is a Business Development Manager for the Software for Industry for Schneider Electric and has also worked in MMM Business Development.


To watch: “How gold is made” by Newmont

Great Read

To read: Ready Player One – What happens when all human interaction is virtual?

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