Weathervanes : Primary & Custom Research and Analysis ... for People Operating Slightly Ahead of Our Time
Our marketplaces workplaces, cultures, societies and planet are overheated, complicated, accelerated and out-of-control ... we don't need what's already popular, representative or expected, we need to know what's hidden, what's beyond superficial and what's next.
Weathervanes (powered by Grey Swan Guild) - Going Deeper on Today’s and Tomorrow’s Most Relevant Subject Matter, Probabilities, Possibilities and Wild Cards with our Guild panel of Global Sensemakers.
Hindsight. Insight. Foresight. Crosssight. Together.
To understand the present, we need to understand how we arrived at the status quo by looking at driving factors coming from values, events, world views, ideologies and shifts in context, formed in the past affecting our thinking and acting today.
To understand the 'now', we need to deeply understand what is happening around and just in front of us by looking at seemingly disparate phenomena as part of a bigger dynamic whole, and understanding the shifts that are taking place as they are happening.
To understand the future we need to know what we are capable of imagining within the frames of what we deem as probable, possible and favourable. We need to engage that special group of people that can envision new anomalies, plausibilities and ways of being that aren’t straight-line projections of the past.
To understand the full picture, we need to look at all dimensions at play. We need to go beyond the narrow views of singular industries, communities or mindsets and go into interdisciplinary spaces, transformative collisions and bring together a multitude of perspectives.
Unlike many others, Weathervanes uses hindsight, insight, foresight and crossight together to make sense of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Most Relevant Societal Developments.
Come find out the why, the how and the what of Weathervanes. Which way do your winds blow?
“Let’s stop asking the average person what they think. Do you know how %$%#^&* the average person is?."
- Ricky Gervais
OUR 2023 WEATHERVANES SCHEDULE:
Quarterly deep dives into some of the most relevant topics of the our day to day worlds.
POST-PANDEMICA (April 21, 2023) Launch/Publish)
What really happens after COVID. Tumbling through the near, middle and long term legacies of the last three years of life interruption. Combining insights of our last two years of tracking. We focus on the biggest reappraisals, sticky problems and potential solutions.
CUSTOMER 1,000 DAY RADAR (Mar, 2024)
Not too near, not too far, just right. What is the 'Goldilocks Effect' of what customers will be thinking, how they will be behaving and why they will be valuing their world differently one-thousand days out. Let's navigate the actionable marketplace of the future.
The DNA of ORGANIZATION NEXT (Dec, 2023)
Remote work, Headless organizations, DAOs, Coops, Ecosystems, Private/Public Partnerships, Trust Networks, Gig Economy. and others. All crashing together to form what? What does 'organization' mean in the future and what systems and shifts are required to support them.
THE REGENERATIVE ECONOMY (Sept, 2023)
How do we circle up our square economy, marketplace and mindset. Putting some real teeth and in sustainability and purpose as we deal with some of the biggest existential challenges of our times. Let's take an honest view at what's probable, possible, imaginable and unimaginable.
WEATHERVANES: EXPERTS AT SENSING & NAVIGATING THE WINDS
Not your average intelligence firm, ten reasons why Weathervanes is different, valuable and better.
"Four winds" lens - hindwinds, nowwinds, forewinds, crosswinds - looking back, scanning forward, pondering deep, peering wide
Fifty+ specialties, one unified approach
Always aware of time, geography, societal norms and environment - System-coherent, Liminal-sensing, Cultural-savvy
Open, Co-created & Collaborative Engagement
Bridges Diverse Perspectives,Reduced Bias
Powered by the global Grey Swan Guild and talented Global League of Sensemakers
EXPLAIN, EXPLORE, EVALUATE
Leads to Understanding, Discovery and Conclusions
Experimental Approaches, Edge-fluent, New Paths for New Challenges
Beyond Superficial or Derivative, Expanded Depth & Fresh Originality
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WEATHERVANES - TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE:
Making tangible and credible progress and momentum on some of your most difficult, ignored, flawed and least expert disciplines.
MEET OUR ALL STAR WEATHERVANES TEAM
Some of orchestrators and sparkling minds of our squad of explorers, scouts, researchers and problem solvers.