Austin — Feature Guild City of The Month

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

  • 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 00s of global members), Training & Learning (Craft-building and Masterclasses)
  • Our Who — 5,000+ 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

What has Us Intrigued about Austin:

Austin is our 18th biggest city in the guild and we want more of you. The world needs more Austin — here’s why:

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 Austin
  • Introduce Austinites — who are they, what do they do, why they love Austin 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 Austin— interactive exercise — “How Might Austin…”
  • What’s Next Guild-Wise — new events/new ventures/new content
  • Opportunities to Participate - seven steps to guild heaven + extras
August 31st Town Hall — https://bit.ly/gsgaustin

Is this Guild Thing for You, Austin ?— 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
  • #6 CATALYSTS, CHANGE AGENTS & GROWTH HACKERS
  • #7 CHANGEMAKERS & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
  • #8 COLLABORATORS & OPEN INNOVATORS
  • #9 COMMUNITY MANAGERS & MOVEMENT BUILDERS
  • #10 CONSULTANTS, ADVISORS & EXECUTIVE COUNSEL
  • #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
  • #16 DESIGN THINKERS & HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGNERS & EXPERIENCE DEVELOPERS
  • #17 DIGITALISTS & TECH GEEKS
  • #18 DOT CONNECTORS & RESEARCHERS
  • #19 ECONOMISTS, NEW CAPITALISTS & INVESTORS
  • #20 EDUCATORS & ACADEMICS
  • #21 EMERGING TECHNOLOGISTS, TRANSHUMANISTS & SINGULATARIANS
  • #22 ENVIRONMENTALISTS, ECOLOGISTS & CLIMATE CHAMPIONS
  • #23 ETHNOGRAPHERS & SEMIOTICIANS
  • #24 EVENT PRODUCERS & IMPRESARIOS
  • #25 FUTURES THINKERS, FUTURISTS & SPECULATIVE FICTIONISTS
  • #26 HISTORIANS. LIBRARIANS & ARCHIVISTS
  • #27 HUMANISTS & EXISTENTIALISTS
  • #28 JOURNALISTS, EDITORS & REPORTERS
  • #29 LEADERS, CXOs & CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
  • #30 MAKERS, CREATORS & CONTENT VIRTUOSOS
  • #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
  • #36 PHILOSOPHERS, PHENOMENOLOGISTS & ETHICISTS
  • #37 PODCASTERS & WEBCASTERS
  • #38 POLICY MAKERS & SHAPERS
  • #39 PHILANTHROPISTS & IMPACT INVESTORS
  • #40 PHYSICIANS, DOCTORS & NURSES
  • #41 POLYMATHS & MULTIDISCIPLINARIANS
  • #42 PSYCHOLOGISTS PSYCHIATRISTS & SOCIAL WORKERS
  • #43 SENSEMAKERS, COMPLEXITY THINKERS & LIMINALISTS
  • #44 STRATEGIC FORESIGHTERS & HORIZON SCANNERS
  • #45 STRATEGISTS, POLICY SHAPERS & PLANNERS
  • #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
Go directly to ‘Go” and become an oficiail member: https://bit.ly/gsgsmemberform

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