“A unique experience combining insights, wellbeing and investible ideas with a focus on the great outdoors.”

Just ended: the Families Summit of Minds took place in Quebec, Canada on
15-17 November, 2019.

Visit the Summit of Minds website for upcoming events.

The annual flagship event of the Monthly Barometer: the SUMMIT OF MINDS took place in Chamonix, France on 20-22 September, 2019

Every year, the Summit of Minds brings together 300 exceptional individuals
(drawn from the Monthly Barometer’s exclusive global network) in an exceptional place to:

- Better understand today’s world and our place in it -
- Get a sense of what tomorrow’s world will be like -
- Enhance our capacity to make better personal, investment and strategic decisions -

We set ourselves some ambitious goals – to inspire our guests with thought-provoking insights, to furnish them with tangible outcomes and to see them walk away from the Summit of Minds with at least:
a new idea | a new friend | a new project

Visit the Summit of Minds website for more information about upcoming summits and experiential travel.

View the 2019
Programme here

Get a taste of the 2019
Summit of Minds ‘conversation’

Go to the website for
more information

Once again, last year, our guests’ response to whether we had succeeded was a resounding “yes”! In 2018, 100% of our participants left Chamonix with a new idea and a new friend. Almost 80% initiated a new project (more often than not, a club-deal).

The Summit of Minds is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please email

Our Weekly Selections

Weekly Selection
21 February 2020

The economist argues that financial crises tend to be the predictable result of built-up economic and financial vulnerabilities and policy mistakes, not the result of “black swan” events...
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Weekly Selection
14 February 2020

The Nobel laureate puts it in plain and palatable terms: the challenge of creating a sustainable global economy is monumental because, if the global economy grows at 3% over the next few years, getting annual CO2 emissions down to 2.5 metric tons per person within the next 20 years would require carbon intensity to decline by 7.8% per year (with zero growth, a 4.8% annual decline would be needed).
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Weekly Selection
7 February 2020

We had a similar article last week. Worth repeating with this one as the “de-growth” trend - i.e. embracing zero or even negative GDP growth - is gaining traction (at least in the richest countries).
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Weekly Selection
31 January 2020

From 1990 to 2008, annual growth in world trade was 82% faster than world GDP growth.
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Weekly Selection
24 January 2020

This is almost a month old, but worth posting now and read against the background of what came out of Davos (our subscribers can request our Davos report - it will be available on Monday).
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Weekly Selection
17 January 2020

The Morgan Stanley global strategist/author offers 10 predictions for the next decade. Interesting not because of their predictive value, but because they may force us to rethink some assumptions.
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