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Mega-miners will find good things in small packages

They now need to think like private-equity investors or technology companies, buying small stakes that provide growth or skills

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Commodity producers have for years chased bigger mines, larger diggers and longer ships, but big producers must increasingly think like small ones.

BEING a global miner is no longer all about size. The industry still depends on moving tons cheaply. But big producers must increasingly think like small ones. For companies like Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, that requires a change of mindset - and in some cases, leadership.

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