The Ampersand Guild
Have you noticed everything has a “+” appended to it these days?
Apple+, Disney+, Paramount+, Walmart+…
There’s certainly an additive property to these, but here at Timeless & Timely, you may have noticed that we don’t simply do “+”.
We take a more deliberate and thoughtful approach to things. We know your time is valuable. We appreciate the impact of history, literature, and great thinkers — and we think you deserve more than just more.
So we have “&” Subscribers. Or, as we call it:
The Ampersand Guild
Why a guild?
Historically, a guild is “an association of craftsmen or merchants formed for mutual aid and protection and for the furtherance of their professional interests.”
And I like to think we’re doing that here.
Helping you become a better communicator, a better leader, and a better human by focusing on values that have mattered throughout all of human history.
We chose the “&” symbol, which has a rich and complex history (it’s actually the Latin word Et, stylized), because it’s more than just “+”. It’s more than just more.
It’s the embodiment of collaboration: two letters that combine to make a universal symbol of linking two or more ideas.
And isn’t that what understanding history—understanding others—is really all about? Linking ideas to create something new, something better.
It could be a better product, a better world, or simply a better version of yourself.
That’s what we aim to bring our Guild members.
What do you get when you’re part of the Ampersand Guild?
📝 Essays exclusive to the community of paying subscribers
📘 A series of free e-books of timeless essays, organized by themes
✏️ The ability to comment on subscriber-only posts
🖥️ Monthly Q&A sessions for leadership advice
🏛️ Access to ALL of our archived material
All of this for just $60 a year! That’s just $5 a month. Think about what you spend five dollars on each month.
A visit and a half to Starbucks? Something from Five Below?
Surely the wisdom of the ages is worth at least that to you.
We hope you’ll consider this option & become a member of the Ampersand Guild.