The Day of The Swan is a live online Zoom conference. It is shaped by the ideas, concepts and philosophies of The Grey Swan Guild, a global, virtual think tank that emerged in 2020.
The mission of the Grey Swan Guild is to make better sense of societal, cultural, economic, marketplace and workplace challenges for business leaders, policymakers, educators and curious others. It is open, accessible and inclusive. Our aim is to surface, inspire, and invite additional evidence-based observations, perspectives, contributions and opportunities from those who are committed to affecting and influencing positive change. Now with over 4,000 influencers with a social media reach of millions, we have a voice, and we produce things to make the world better. The Grey Swan Guild is a not-for-profit all-volunteer, flat, passion-fueled group that keeps growing organically every day. We are a "Do Tank", not just a Think Tank. It’s working.
The theme of this second annual Day of the Swan is “Sensemaking and Futures Thinking” applied in your context. The thinkers in The Guild, use broad frameworks, macro /micro-structures and tactics like Agile Sprints to not only respond but to help change the way you think and to engage with people you would not otherwise meet. We also use plain old conversations, storytelling and writing to get our message across.
Over the last year, we have published weekly, run events every month and have joined with thousands of participants to think differently about the world, society and the economy. We deal with the current shifts and get ready to lead others. Though The Guild was birthed in response to making sense of COVID 19, yet another worldwide pandemic, in the last two years, we have all been challenged by disease, multiple massive-scale wars, economic depression, supply chain interruptions, record levels of inflation at the same time as the Great Resign and the largest scale of open jobs in western countries in history.