7Hills Industries 2953 June Report:

In this report, we address the recent Skunk Works incident, aiming to deliver an insightful, objective analysis to all organizational leaders and their teams. This incident has underscored the need for clear, action-driven insights to inform quicker and more effective decision-making processes in mission-critical situations.

Furthermore, we have turned our attention towards the changing landscapes of diverse organizations. We’ve begun a comprehensive effort to collect and analyze membership data, tracking changes in numbers in both large organizations with over 1,000 members, and smaller medical organizations with less than 1,000 members. Our goal is to deliver a thorough understanding of the dynamics at play within these groups, offering unique insights that can inform strategic decision-making and drive organizational growth.

We believe this information will serve as a valuable resource as you navigate the complex world of organizational operations and membership fluctuations.

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This months deep dive

SkunkWorks Org – Controversy, Community Impact, and Membership Dynamics

Executive Summary:

This detailed report delves into the recent controversy involving SkunkWorks Org, a renowned entity in the Star Citizen community. The primary objective is to evaluate different perspectives and understand the implications on SkunkWorks Org’s reputation.

I. Introduction:

SkunkWorks Org, a recognized entity in the Star Citizen community, faced a controversy following an incident related to a collaboration request. This sparked substantial dialogue and reactions within the community.

II. Circumstantial Overview:

On 2023-06-16, a collaboration request led to a misunderstanding involving SkunkWorks Org. The response from the organization, documented in the communication [Reference 1], was perceived as dismissive, initiating critique from some community members.

III. SkunkWorks Org’s Response:

In response to the community feedback, SkunkWorks Org issued a public apology [Reference 2]. The organization’s leadership acknowledged the initial response’s tone and expressed regret for the adverse impression it generated. They underlined their protective stance towards the organization’s work, citing the recurring nature of such collaboration requests.

IV. Community Response:

Community reactions varied. Some members expressed disappointment in SkunkWorks Org’s handling of the situation [References 3, 4, 5]. Others exhibited support and understanding, acknowledging the challenges faced by such organizations [Reference 6]. 

V. Analysis of Arguments:

a) SkunkWorks Org’s Perspective:

SkunkWorks Org defended its protective stance towards collaborations due to the significant time and effort invested in their work. They insisted that declining collaboration requests, even bluntly, is crucial for their operational integrity.

b) Community’s Perspective:

Some community members highlighted the dismissive attitude towards potential collaborations, advocating for a more respectful and considerate response. Emphasis was placed on the importance of open communication and inclusivity within organizations.

VI. Implications and Conclusion:

The incident involving SkunkWorks Org has led to diverse reactions and discussions. While some may view this as an overprotective stance, others appreciate the challenges faced by such organizations. It underlines the need for clear communication and consideration in responding to external requests. Moving forward, it is essential for SkunkWorks Org to consider the feedback and ensure their actions align with their stated mission and community expectations.

VII. Comparative Analysis:

A comparative analysis was conducted focusing on SkunkWorks Org (SKWK) and comparing it with three other active organizations within the Star Citizen community. The membership count over the past week for each organization is as follows:

  • Medrunner’s membership count started at 2510 on June 16, 2023, and ended at 2533 on June 30, 2023. This represents a growth of 0.92%.
  • SKWK’s membership count started at 1611 on June 16, 2023, and ended at 1609 on June 30, 2023. This represents a decrease of 0.12%.
  • Novaen’s membership count started at 11436 on June 16, 2023, and ended at 11476 on June 30, 2023. This represents a growth of 0.35%.
  • Test’s membership count started at 21964 on June 16, 2023, and ended at 21961 on June 30, 2023. This represents a decrease of 0.01%.

These figures indicate that despite the recent incident, membership growth for SKWK has remained positive, albeit with a slight dip towards the end of the period. 

Despite the controversial event, SKWK’s growth suggests that its overall membership may not be significantly affected by the incident, at least not in terms of membership count. Whether this is because the majority of its members do not care about the incident or because the discussions are mostly amongst the most ardent members is hard to determine at present.

However, these are small changes and the timeframe may be too short to gauge any significant long-term impact from the recent incident involving SKWK. Further monitoring and analysis over a longer period would provide a more accurate picture.

We will continue to monitor these trends and will provide an update in our July report.


Here are all the references used in the report:

1. YouTube video: “Star Citizen – Citizen Kate’s Response to Collaboration Request.” Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdp7zvDoPVs&pp=ygUKa2FybCBrYXB1dA%3D%3D

2. Citizen Kate YouTube Community. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/@Citizen_Kate/community

3. YouTube video: “Star Citizen – SkunkWorks Org Drama Explained.” Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE0Rm6Hv9qI&pp=ygUKa2FybCBrYXB1dA%3D%3D

4. YouTube video: “Star Citizen – SkunkWorks Org Analysis and Community Response.” Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt_FqN2kM14

5. YouTube video: “Star Citizen – SkunkWorks Org and Community Feedback.” Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xicNL3qKQ3Q&pp=ygUZc3RhciBjaXRpemVuIHNrdW5rcyB3b3Jrcw%3D%3D

6. Star Citizen Organization Page for SkunkWorks Org. Retrieved from: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/SKWK

Tracking the Trends: Changes in Membership Among Large and Small Organizations

We have begun to collect statistics from all organizations that have more than 1,000 members, along with other entities that we deem interesting and relevant. Our database is continuously growing and is designed to give us a broader perspective of the landscape of large and influential organizations.

In addition, we have focused on gathering data from several smaller medical organizations that have fewer than 1,000 members.


We’ve been collecting data for just under half a month. We hope that by July’s report, we’ll be able to see clearer trends emerging.

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