About Perch Perspectives
Perch Perspectives was founded by former Stratfor and Geopolitical Futures analyst Jacob L. Shapiro on the idea that history, culture, and human experiences are as important to business and political strategies as power dynamics, economics, and geography. An analysis of history is an analysis of power. Economics is a representation of culture. Human experience is defined by geography. These forces are inseparable, and we strive to understand the roles they play in identifying and solving important business and political challenges for clients.
Our team of writers, researchers, and analysts is guided by a set of principles that enhance existing approaches to geopolitical risk assessments and decision-making for business executives and policymakers.
We are committed to doing things differently.
We believe that unique challenges demand unique solutions and that you can’t apply a universal methodology to every single problem or question. Complex global issues require new approaches and alternative ways of thinking.
The future is never prewritten despite the irony that we’re in the business of writing about it. We study the past and anticipate the future not for its own sake, but to impact our clients’ decision-making in the present.
We acknowledge our biases instead of denying they exist. Ignoring bias is a fallacy, and the belief that people and organizations are powerless to affect their own circumstances is a disservice to our clients and our own work.