In 2008, we came to the simple realization that authors can better connect with one another and with their readers if they band together. So, we formed a group for Bay Area authors to gather, share ideas, and discuss the world and ways we could collaborate.
The group grew rapidly and out of these informal dinner gatherings grew a magical, generative community, and out of the community emerged new collaborations and an ever-increasing desire to redefine the future of publishing.
Members of the Guild played an active role in helping Ed Catmull, the cofounder and former President of Pixar Animation, to develop, edit, and disseminate his landmark and best-selling book Creativity, Inc. in 2014.
That same year, the Silicon Guild publishing imprint was established to help other authors and their audiences to connect in new and beneficial ways. In 2015 the Silicon Guild published its first book, Are You Fully Charged? by Tom Rath. We’ve since published a select number of books each year with a handful of ‘black sheep’ authors, wanting to do things a bit differently.
The now global Guild seeks to contribute to and elevate research, wisdom, and creative voices to an array of humanistic needs within business and society. The Guild and its publishing imprint are also part of the broader BLK SHP cultural creative movement, composed of leading creative thinkers and writers, artists, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, business and society leaders, and patrons (the Medicis of this era).