The Ampersand Guild

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An ampersand is more than additive; it’s multiplicative. It signifies the power of building on the ideas of those who have gone before us.

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 improve yourself by focusing on things that have mattered throughout all of human history.

Join the Ampersand Guild

Why “&”?

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.

The (Old) 27th Letter of the English Alphabet | by the inquisitive pidgin |  Medium

And isn’t that what understanding the past and connecting it with the present is really all about? Looking for trends and creating something new, something better.

It could be a better product, a better world, or simply a better version of you!

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 fortnightly weekend newsletter called Off the Clock that lands somewhere between Timeless & Timely, usually focused on language and literature. For the word nerds among us.

✏️ The ability to comment on 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.

It is. But don't call me Shirley.

We hope you’ll consider this option & become a member of the Ampersand Guild.

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There’s so much to learn,