Introducing the 2022/23 Craft-Building Series

  • we are trading in our stone masons’ chisels for futures thinking approaches
  • we are exchanging the cobblers’ awls for surfacing new intelligence
  • we are swapping the barbers’ scissors for sensemaking paradigms
  • we are replacing the surgeon’s bone saw for thinking pedagogies
  • we are eschewing the tailor’s shears for historical reinterpretations
  • we are substituting the poet’s quill for the change agent’s alchemy
  • we are transferring the glassmakers’ blowpipe for the innovators’ savvy
  • we are shifting from a shipwright’s plane to a scientists’ ‘scopes
  • we.are interchanging the weavers’ loom for a venturists’ impact levers
  • we are bartering the merchants’ spices for the technologists’ code

The 2022/23 Craft-Building Series — What’s Different

  • expanding our purview beyond F+S (Futures & Sensemaking) to FISTHCISIT (Futures, Intelligence, Sensemaking, Thinking, History, Change, Innovation, Science, Impact + Technology) — yes, a more awkward acronym but more fully reflects the full umbrella of people that join, and experiences they want, of the Guild
  • we’re going to rotate in new times to accommodate global audiences and experiment with new platforms beyond Clubhouse (Linkedin Lives, Metaverse,. Expert Mastermind, Twitter Spaces, YouTube Livesteams) between our regular & now rock steady every other Friday 1pm ETs Clubhouses
  • we’re going to consider a full range of Swan craft-building list of A-Z over the next year — see below for our 26 two week segments x 4 potential topics
  • we’re going to find relevant sponsors for each segment to ensure the caliber of events remain high, that we promote and execute them effectively and we reach the best possible audiences— who is looking to affiliate with 50 of the smartest craft-building events this side of the illuminati?
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The Craft-Building Success Formula

  • Welcome & Context — a one minute opener, setting up the topic, its relevance and importance
  • Opening Quote — a one or two liner that sets the stage for our discussion
  • Grey Swan Guild Stinger — who is the Grey Swan Guild, why we exist and what do we do
  • Sponsor Message — the reason why we have partnered, and what our sponsoring/partnering organization is all about
  • Good News —surfacing great stuff, its’a guild ritual and in a world that sometimes has a bad week, it’s a welcome respite
  • Opening Perspectives — top starter thoughts from invited guests and experts
  • Burning Question(s) — what is one vexing question (sometimes two) we feel has been left unanswered
  • Discovery — what remains as an underserved, underrated or overlooked part of the topic?
  • Debate — what is a difference, schism or poles of different thoughts our members and attendees can weigh in on?
  • Guild Context — what elements make up the Guild whole of activities and how to join?
  • Lead Approaches, Tools and Tips — what are some preferred methodologies or practices people use to deal or cope with the topic?
  • Top Resources, Books, Research and People — where can people go to pursue more?
  • Guild & Sponsor Bulletin Board — the three things going on in the Guild on our radar and sponsor biggest call to action
  • “Round the Horn — what did we learn today, cementing the big revelations from our time spent, and what might be a future exploration?
  • Thanks & Extro — an exit quote to bookend the session, thanks to all the participants, sponsors/partners and what’s next in craft building

The Sprit of CraftpBuilding

The Rest of the Year — dates/times/leaders TBD:

The Bs —w/o 4/4 and 4/11

The Cs —w/o 4/18 and 4/25

The Ds — w/o 5/2 and 5/9

The Es — w/o 5/16 and 5/23

The Fs —w/o 5/30 and 6/6

The Gs —w/o 6/13 and 6/20

The Hs — w/o 6/27 and 7/4

The Is —w/o 7/11 and 7/18

The Js — w/o 7/25 and 8/1

The Ks— w/o 8/8 and 8/15

The Ls — w/o 8/22 and 8/29

The Ms — w/o 9/5 and 9/12

The Ns — w/o 9/19 and 9/26

The Os — w/o 10/3 and 10/10

The Ps — w/o 10/17 and 10/24

The Qs — w/o 10/31 and 11/7

The Rs — w/o 11/14 and 11/21

The Ss — w/o 11/28 and 12/5

The Ts — w/o 12/12 and 12/19

The Us —w/o 12/26 and 1/2

The Vs — w/o 1/9 and 1/16, 2023

The Ws — w/o 1/23 and 1/30, 2023

The Xs — w/o 2/6 and 2/13, 2023

The Ys — w/o 2/20 and 2/27, 2023

The Zs —w/o 3/6 and 3/13, 2023

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