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 Because Feb 29th happens every four years...

Leap Day of The Swan

An event milepost & time capsule of the last four years and the  next four years

Grey Swan Guild Makes Better Sense of the World

We love deep collaboration. Grey Swan Guild is a leading global network of fifty types of amazing minds, leaders and talentscomprising 9,000+ members, colliding together. to go deeper than the superficial.

We love unbridled aspiration. Grey Swan Guild believes in progress, and that the path ahead is better than the one behind us, but only by working together with ambition can we find it, and build it. 

We love purposeful energy. Grey Swan Guild celebrates the thinkers and doers that work together to build a better world, a stronger craft and a global-best think tank & do-tank..

 

We love the insatiably curious. Grey Swan Guild asks and pursues the questions:

  • what if....?,  how might we....?, and wouldn't it be interesting if... ?

  • what's really going on....? , what have we learned....?, and what does it mean...?

  • what's likely to ...?,  what's imaginable...?, and when and where will it happen?

  • what will surprise us.?, what's unimaginable?, and what's a Grey Swan in the making?

  • how do we solve....?, can we improve ....?,  and what could we do....? 

  • how do we lead bolder? how do learn better? and how do we live braver?


Embarked upon in March 2020 in the middle of a pandemic, Grey Swan Guild was created to find that way forward and make sense of the world's biggest challenges & next Grey Swans.

 

 

 

 

What Do We Do:

Our ongoing aim is to bring together our members, improve our craft and surface, inspire, & recruit through six pursuits::

  • evidence-based INTELLIGENCE: Weathervanes Research & Intelligence  & Global League of Sensemakers.

  • CONTENT perspectives: Guild Publications, Radar Collection Reports, Collaborative Waves, Articles & Podcasts.

  • LEARNING and training forums: Craft Building Series and Guild Masterclasses. 

  • one-of-a-kind EVENTS and experiences: Ateliers, Marquees, Premieres and General Assemblies..

  • global NETWORKING contributions/collaborations: Regatttas, Salons and Town Halls. 

  • VENTURE-building societal, educational and commercial value:  housed within our Cygnus Ventures group — Cygnus Sprints, Futuregazing, Cygnus Publishing, The Compendium & Compass, and evern others.

 

,,, from those, and for those, who are committed to influence positive change across the globe. Guilds are back en vogue ... and we couldn't be happier.

How Do We Do It:

Our four trademark Guild values are; Aspiration, Collaborative, Curiosity and Purposeful. We hold these as paramount and they show up in everything we do, how we act, how we speak, what we belueve and many of our rituals and traditions.

Some of the reasons we think we do it differently (and maybe a bit better) is that we are:  Independent — Global — Beyond Superficial — Open + Experts — Positive + Future-Driven — Critical Thinking & Non-political. Read up on our Guild's Manifesto.

“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in

pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

 Rachel Naomi Remen

Mission Grey Swan Guild.
Grey Swan Guild Definition
.The What - One Mission, Six Facets

Get Started:

Our Guild Lenses on the World:

Every week, we explore a themed, deep analysis and commentary of the week that was.

 

 The Great, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Tapestry & The Grey Zone of Uncertainty..

In the spirit of the post-modern version of a guild, we introduce a full series of honing your minds, skills & talents.

 

  Audaces et sapientes fortuna iuvat — “fortune favours the bold and wise”,

”if you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up some place else.”

This is our campaign to make a strong futures & foresight practice just as important, credible and habitual as any  other practice in our current lives.

In our sped-up environment of memes, torrents, what’s trending, pundit observations, and fraudulent opinion, we asked, who is actually equipping our minds to find truths, and improve our own cognitive confidence and knowledge synthesis of the world ? We answered — let’s do our part.

The Guild is a beehive of activity happening every week. Blink and you may miss it.

 

Let's climb behind the curtain and explore the member profiles, ventures, intelligence, experiences, training, content and inner workings of the Guild that says impossible is nothing.

Each of us holds the key to how we integrate (or not) the learnings from this pandemic, that give us an unlimited number of outcomes. We are each leaders, at home, at work, and in the new future.

 

Change. People. Teams. Brands. Business. Policies. Futures. Countries.  

The only way to fully use the power of creativity is to enter with a beginner’s mind to unlearn, and then learn into the emergent and unknown future.

 

Learning. Unlearning. Relearning. Education. Skills. Collaboration. Behavior, Tech.

How do we mediate the tension of the opposites, between how things were and how they’re becoming? What symbols, imagery, fantasies, and shadows arise from our unconscious, to guide us through this liminal space between two worlds?

Transitions. Ambiguities. Cultures. Thresholds. Context. Dissonance. Resilience. Safety.

Our lives are forever affected by major events and Grey Swans, but how and in what way? And is it permanent or not, remains to be explored.

 

Home. Work. Play. Shop. Eat. Rest. Travel. Social. Escape.

The global pandemic has shifted the limelight to what may be  truly most important - family, local society, global society, the earth, humanity - in other words, love.

 

Relationships. Values. Passions. Respect. Empathy. Purpose. Humanities. Faith. 

Every week, we explore a themed, deep analysis and commentary of the week that was.

 

 The Great, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Tapestry & The Grey Zone of Uncertainty..

In the spirit of the post-modern version of a guild, we introduce a full series of honing your minds, skills & talents.

 

  Audaces et sapientes fortuna iuvat — “fortune favours the bold and wise”,

”if you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up some place else.”

This is our campaign to make a strong futures & foresight practice just as important, credible and habitual as any  other practice in our current lives.

In our sped-up environment of memes, torrents, what’s trending, pundit observations, and fraudulent opinion, we asked, who is actually equipping our minds to find truths, and improve our own cognitive confidence and knowledge synthesis of the world ?

 

We answered — let’s do our part.

The Guild is a beehive of activity happening every week. Blink and you may miss it.

 

Let's climb behind the curtain and explore the member profiles, ventures, intelligence, experiences, training, content and inner workings of the Guild that says impossible is nothing.

Grey Swan Guild - The News Wrap