Amsterdam — Feature Guild City of The Month

Antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals, bicycles everywhere, Poffertjes, great museums, a long list of world class attractions and our bet is that the people (like the reputation before them) are hypercreative, tolerant, worldly, passionate, diverse, smart and Guild-ready.

Amsterdam is our Guild’s September Feature City and we embrace the home of some of the Dutch masters. There is a different espirit de corps in Amsterdam that has led it to be the second most diverse city in the world after New York.

Inviting Amsterdam’s smartest, wide-eyed leaders, builders, experts and polymaths into our Guild world this month. Let’s don our orange, join our Guild Founders Friday, September 28th, 2022 over lunch 12pm CET. Let the voorpret , Gezellig and IJsberen begin.

Pre-register: https://bit.ly/gsgamsterdam

The Grey Swan Guild — What Do You Need To Know Amsterdammers:

  • Our Start — the Grey Swan Guild got together at the start of the pandemic as 40 people trying to make sense of this massive interruption that turned has just turned our worlds upside down, 30 months later, we are 130x that membership and keeping adding value.
  • Our Why — We make sense of the world’s biggest challenges and next Grey Swans as a collective of passionate and smart people under a not-for-profit umbrella.
  • Our How — We have four values that guide us — Aspirational, Curious, Collaborative and Purposeful
  • Our What — We have a beehive of activities across six different areas — Content & Publications (10+ pubs/150+ articles per year), Events & Experiences (10+ event each month), Intelligence & Foresight (4 big weathervanes), Experiments & Ventures (12 ventures), Global Community & Network (handpicked ‘000s of global members), Training & Learning (Craft-building and Masterclasses)
  • Our Who — 6,000+ global people from 90 different countries operating at the top of their game from around the world — read on about our 50 shades of Grey …Swanners below

Here’s our website: https://www.greyswanguild.org/

What has Us Intrigued about Amsterdam:

Amsterdam is already our 22nd biggest city in the guild and we want more of you. The world needs more Amsterdam— here’s why:

And for us, most importantly the people, the ambition and the Dutch passion, directness and heart.

What Do We Do at The Guild Town Halls

Let’s spend an energetic, fun and smart 75 minutes together, with a springboard for further participation. We hope you speak well of us after, gaze on what we do and hope to bring in: 25 regularly attending members, 7 people in core 200 members and 3 people that become local contributing champions:

  • Welcome — founders, aspiration for meeting and recap why Amsterdam
  • Introduce Amsterdammers — who are they, what do they do, why they love Amsterdam and metaphorical tool they represent
  • The Guild — our why — mission/our how — values/our what — 6 things we do/our who — types of people who join us
  • The Challenge — three ways to improve Amsterdam— interactive exercise — “How Might Amsterdam…”
  • What’s Next Guild-Wise — new events/new ventures/new content
  • Opportunities to Participate — seven steps to guild heaven + extras

Join us September 28th over Dutch treat of conversation, foresight and sensemaking — https://bit.ly/gsgamsterdam

Amsterdam Sept 28th Town Hall — https://bit.ly/gsgamsterdam

Is this Guild Thing for You, Amsterdam ? — 50 Shades of Grey … Thinkers We Attract

We call them our 50 shades of thinkers, doers, experts and catalysts (perhaps you find yourself in multiple categories below):

  • #1 ANALYSTS & FORECASTERS
  • #2 APPLIED INNOVATORS, INTRAPRENEURS & EXPERIMENTERS
  • #3 ASTRONOMERS, BIOLOGISTS, CHEMISTS, PHYSICISTS & SCIENTISTS
  • #4 AUTHORS, BIG THINKERS & THOUGHT LEADERS
  • #5 BEHAVIORAL SCIENTISTS & NEUROSCIENTISTS

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  • #6 CATALYSTS, CHANGE AGENTS & GROWTH HACKERS
  • #7 CHANGEMAKERS & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
  • #8 COLLABORATORS & OPEN INNOVATORS
  • #9 COMMUNITY MANAGERS & MOVEMENT BUILDERS
  • #10 CONSULTANTS, ADVISORS & EXECUTIVE COUNSEL

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  • #11 CONTENT VIRTUOSOS CREATORS & CURATORS
  • #12 CREATIVE VISIONARIES DESIGNERS & ARTISTS
  • #13 CRITICAL THINKERS & PROBLEM SOLVERS
  • #14 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS & SOCIOLOGISTS
  • #15 DATA SCIENTISTS, STATISTICAL WIZARDS & GAME THEORISTS

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  • #16 DESIGN THINKERS & HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGNERS & EXPERIENCE DEVELOPERS
  • #17 DIGITALISTS & TECH GEEKS
  • #18 DOT CONNECTORS & RESEARCHERS
  • #19 ECONOMISTS, NEW CAPITALISTS & INVESTORS
  • #20 EDUCATORS & ACADEMICS

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  • #21 EMERGING TECHNOLOGISTS, TRANSHUMANISTS & SINGULATARIANS
  • #22 ENVIRONMENTALISTS, ECOLOGISTS & CLIMATE CHAMPIONS
  • #23 ETHNOGRAPHERS & SEMIOTICIANS
  • #24 EVENT PRODUCERS & IMPRESARIOS
  • #25 FUTURES THINKERS, FUTURISTS & SPECULATIVE FICTIONISTS

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  • #26 HISTORIANS. LIBRARIANS & ARCHIVISTS
  • #27 HUMANISTS & EXISTENTIALISTS
  • #28 JOURNALISTS, EDITORS & REPORTERS
  • #29 LEADERS, CXOs & CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
  • #30 MAKERS, CREATORS & CONTENT VIRTUOSOS

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  • #31 MARKETEERS, BRAND GENIUSES & COMMUNICATORS
  • #32 MEDIA AMPLIFIERS & SOCIAL CONNECTORS
  • #33 MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & CINEMATOGRAPHERS
  • #34 OPINION LEADERS & MAVENS, EXPERTS AND INFLUENCERS
  • #35 PARTNERSHIP BROKERS & SPONSORSHIP ACTIVATORS

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  • #36 PHILOSOPHERS, PHENOMENOLOGISTS & ETHICISTS
  • #37 PODCASTERS & WEBCASTERS
  • #38 POLICY MAKERS & SHAPERS
  • #39 PHILANTHROPISTS & IMPACT INVESTORS
  • #40 PHYSICIANS, DOCTORS & NURSES

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  • #41 POLYMATHS & MULTIDISCIPLINARIANS
  • #42 PSYCHOLOGISTS PSYCHIATRISTS & SOCIAL WORKERS
  • #43 SENSEMAKERS, COMPLEXITY THINKERS & LIMINALISTS
  • #44 STRATEGIC FORESIGHTERS & HORIZON SCANNERS
  • #45 STRATEGISTS, POLICY SHAPERS & PLANNERS

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  • #46 SYSTEM MAPPERS & DESIGN THINKERS
  • #47 TREND SHERPAS & NAVIGATORS
  • #48 URBANISTS, GEOGRAPHERS, PLACEMAKERS & ARCHITECTS
  • #49 VENTURISTS, ENTREPRENEURS & INVENTORS
  • #50 YOUNG SENSEMAKERS NEW VOICES & BRIGHT STARS

Top Guild Interests — Maybe One of Yours

The weather is getting cooler, the minds are sparkly, the conversation is breezy, the outcomes are important — come join us Amsterdam.

Go directly to ‘Go” and become an official member: https://bit.ly/gsgsmemberform

Authored by; Sean Moffitt and Rob Tyrie, Founders of the Grey Swan Guild

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