“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
7 August 2020

The pandemic induced economic downturn equates to a depression by any other name. Advanced AI makes possible all-seeing surveillance systems for China and beyond. Germany takes up the mantle of European leadership, while Italy shows the world how to contain COVID-19 post lockdown. Remote working will shift the cities/countryside balance.
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Weekly Selection
24 July 2020

Going forward: putting nature first is not only an environmental necessity but also sound economics. We could be looking at a less urbanised world where silence is golden. The European Monetary Union may have found its vital third ‘leg’. To what extent can or will China choose to stand alone?
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Weekly Selection
17 July 2020

The Great Reset: how to get it right in a post Covid-19 world. Will China really be more mercantile than colonial? Can Silicon Valley survive without serendipity? A holistic approach to wellbeing and a positive attitude towards change, while staying as close as we can to nature, could help our individual reset.
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Weekly Selection
10 July 2020

Narrative economics can help explain the current stock market enigma. Pandemic experts in the US play second fiddle to politics despite emerging evidence of more and varied, serious Covid-19 side effects. High tech and agriculture; the outdoors and education - innovative couplings yielding positive results.
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Weekly Selection
3 July 2020

China poised for pre-eminence while the West‘s ‘precariat’ is seeking a voice. A COVID contagion pattern is emerging. Weak ties can be a source of strong wellbeing, but don’t overlook the benefits of solitude.
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Weekly Selection
26 June 2020

No V in sight for the global economy. Societal despair in the US partly due to a health system sold out to rent seekers. Perhaps telemedicine might help, walking almost certainly can.
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