Forecasts

Do you want to wait for the future – or do you want to create it? The trends and shifts that will significantly impact the world and our place in it are already here. Forecasts help business leaders and organizations identify these game-changers and prepare for the future with pragmatic strategy and clear focus.

Based on extensive research and data generated by a variety of tools, forecasts include a written report and a visual representation of the data. Forecast memos, which focus on 4-6 major issues facing your company in the next 3-5 years, are delivered in interactive workshops.

More comprehensive Fault Line Forecasts are delivered in interactive executive workshops and may be supported by follow-up work in strategy development, gap analysis, and next steps.

Download Mary’s provocative forecasts to get a glimpse into the future and see how trends will culminate in significant change, challenge, and opportunity. Creating the future starts now.

2013

Mary’s Top 8 Global Economic Forecasts for 2013

The Global Economy Will Be Anemic But Stable in 2013. The global economy, slowing since 2010, accelerated its downturn in 2012 with the Eurozone dropping into a recession and China, India & Brazil slowing.

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May 2013: U.S. Economy Chugs Forward – Stable Growth on the Horizon

The U.S. economy will continue to have stubborn anemic growth despite a stronger first quarter above 3%. Many economic indicators are positive and the private sector seems to be shrugging off the dysfunctional congressional politics.

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2012

November 2012: U.S. Economy Muddles Ahead – Cautious Optimism

The U.S. economy remains anemically resilient by not falling into a recession. Many economic indicators are positive, just persistently weak.

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January 2012: Economy Proves Resilient – Cautious Optimism

The U.S. economy proved resilient by not falling into a recession despite a number of adverse shocks in 2011. Although the economy improved in the 4th Quarter, the political economies in the U.S., Europe and China dampen confidence for consumers to spend and businesses to invest in growth.

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2011

July 2011: Economy Sounds the Stall Horn; Recovery Loses Momentum

The U.S. economy has hit a significant soft patch slowing to 1.8% growth in Q1, basically flat.

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January 2011: Economy on the Mend; Recovery Picks Up Steam

We have the economic traction that was forecast (except for the extremists who are nearly always wrong). The drivers of this growth will have to be removed by new monetary and fiscal discipline which is not likely until after the 2012 elections. Enjoy the short ride!

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2010

March 2010: Economy in Upheaval-Fragile Sluggish Recovery

Welcome to the New Decade! ‘Officially’ the Great Recession is over but recovery in the U.S. will not be simple, fast or certain. It will remain a sasquatch.

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2009

October 2009: Economy in Upheaval-Forecast at a Glance

Economic recovery will continue to be a sasquatch for the rest of 2009. Regardless, the recovery from the Great Recession is on the horizon at last.

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July 2009: Economy in Upheaval-Recovery on the Horizon

Economic recovery will continue to be a sasquatch for the rest of 2009 – we will catch glimpses of it only to see it fade away quickly. Regardless, the recovery from the Great Recession is on the horizon at last.

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2008

October 2008: Economy in Upheaval-Forecast at a Glance

These are unusual times historically; little in our past informs the future. A sharp painful downturn follows years of consumer and investor binging. This is compounded by many of today’s leaders, who are mismatched to the issues and needs of our times and make unfortunate decisions, often with disastrous results. Economic recovery will continue to be a sasquatch in 2009 – we will catch glimpse of it only to see it fade quickly. Fear, volatility and confusion persist.

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Eight Global Trends Shaping Your Future

As we look ahead to the year 2020, we ask ourselves: how do we get from here to there? “The Badlands” is a metaphor that invites us to embark on a journey of discovery. It is the context in which the complex story of globalization is unfolding. These eight trends will shape this future and understanding them will help you make the right choices to take a successful journey.

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