Offerings

The Silicon Guild curates the following offerings:

Salons

In an intimate lunch or dinner setting, a small group from a company meets with a member of the Silicon Guild to (a) have an in-depth conversation about a published book and how it may pertain to the particular company, (b) conduct a sneak-preview discussion about current thinking and upcoming work, or (c) engage in a free-flowing conversation about a variety of topics. Companies typically sponsor four salons a year.

Produced Events

An organization’s leaders and management meet with 2–4 selected thought leaders from Silicon Guild to solve a specific problem that the organization faces, or join for a produced event or company gathering around a topic — such as cultural transformation, the shift to a digital economy, or the future of work. Unlike a typical speaking engagement, leaders have the ability to directly engage with thought leaders in a specific area, and to go deep, often for a half day or day. The White House, for example, engaged the Silicon Guild to explore how novel approaches and social media might be leveraged to fight terrorism.

Customized Executive Learning, Education, & Seminars
Bringing together leading authors and professors from Silicon Valley and beyond, these seminars provide a deep dive into topics such as organizational structure, innovation, leadership, behavioral economics, and marketing. Drawing upon highly interactive classroom engagement and customized company visits, 12–60 participants gain insight and expertise to lead their organizations in the new economy. Depending on the need, the Silicon Guild has arrangements with UC Berkeley to offer educational credits, as well as the Presidio Institute for sessions next to the Golden Gate Bridge.