Eight Questions With Featured Grey Swan Guild Member: Bronwyn Williams

Bronwyn Williams — Citizen of Earth, Currently Based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Bronwyn Williams — Global Sensemaker and Host of 1,000 Day Radar

A Sensemaking Metaphorical Tool You Personify:

1. Who are you/ what makes you tick?

2. What are some of the important questions that you are making sense of nowadays?

  • How to stop the infinite futures available to us collapsing into a singularity?
  • How to find and speak the truth in a sea of subjectivity?
    (Yes, there is a dynamic tension between these two questions! But it is possible to be open to possibilities without denying reality — we have to understand the world as it is if we hope to change it for the better.)
  • How to to explain optimism and sustainability are compliments rather than substitutes?

3. How are some of the ways you go about making sense of the world?

4. What is overhyped? What is underhyped?

Who would you invite over for a Sensemaker Last Supper?

  • Daniel Faggella — Founder and Head of Research at Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research
  • Peter Thiel — German-American billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist. A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook.
  • Dr. Ian Pearson — full time futurologist for over 25 years, tracking and predicting developments across a wide range of technology, business, society, politics and the environment, runs Futurizon,
  • Tracy Follows — professional futurist and works with clients on long-term strategies, including Telefonica, Google, Sky, Farfetch, Conde Nast, and Virgin. She writes and speaks on Futures, appearing in a global list of 50 female futurists in Forbes.

6. What big and small question would you love answered or solved?

7. When you are not thinking deeply about the world, what else are you passionate about in your day to day life?

8. What do you enjoy about being part of the Guild, and being part of the Global league of Sensemakers and being 1,000 Day Radar?

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