Grey Swan Guild News Wrap Edition: #16 of Vol. 1

These are a series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the
Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers Newsroom.
Here is The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of what we observed this week.

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Was it Tequila that caused Bill Gates to file for divorce after 27 years? …


The Day of the Swan Edition: #13 of Vol. 1

This week marked a seminal period and turnabout on a number of different fronts:

On a more introspective milestone, our Guild had its 1st year anniversary on April 15th and proudly displayed its plumage and colours on a 24 hour…


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Sensemaking is an approach to understanding and managing complexity.


Edition: #12 of Vol 1

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II , and Father of Prince Charles, died on Friday April 9 at Windsor Castle in England. He was 99.

These are the series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers’ Newsroom. The selection and the news wraps are intended to shed light and a new lens on a complicated and complex world week.

April is National Poetry Month. On this 25th anniversary of the celebration and in times of uncertainty and great concern, we can rely on poems to offer wisdom, uplifting ideas, and language that prompts reflection that can help us slow down and center mentally, emotionally, spiritually. The organizers have adapted to the…


The Grey Swan Guild is a modern, virtual think tank. It is attended to by thought leaders and sensemakers. Its initial effort was a web site and a publication of over 60 points of view in reaction to the COVID19 pandemic of 2020. This happened in June 2020. The Guild has grown into a leading volunteer network of over 1000 leaders and members.

Writers, analysts, thinkers, influencers and futurists all seeking to make a better, more sustainable society living on earth, the third planet from our sun, Sol in the Milky Way.

Definition:

Grey swan is a term used to…


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Edition: #11 of Vol 1

These are the series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers’ Newsroom. The selection and the news wraps are intended to shed light and a new lens on a complicated and complex world week.

It was a restrained set of April Fool’s Day pranks for brands in 2020 and 2021. Still, it is a good sign some of the big brands are having fun like Jack Links, Lego and Velveeta (Separately of course, but there’s always next year). We guess it’s too soon for advertisers to…


Edition #10

These are the series of stories and headlines we are tracking in the Grey Swan Guild’s Global League of Sensemakers’ Newsroom. Remember it’s both the tail end of the International Ideas Month and Earth Hour today so make sure you generate some great breakthroughs in the dark. Earth Hour may save some evergreens, but unfortunately not all of them (Suez Canal pun intended, on Spotify, queue up Steelers Wheel, “Stuck in the Middle with You”).

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Here is The Great, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of what we observed this week. Also note, we will discuss many…

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