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Culture

On how people really live
Dollar Street
Halcyon Impacts 23 January 2018

Dollar Street is a powerful and fascinating site, showing how people really live around the world. Dollar Street is a project from Gapminder, the foundation set up by the late, great Hans Rosling, who died a year ago from pancreatic cancer, aged only 68. He is missed.

 

Halcyon Culture Headlines Halcyon Identifies 20 March 2015

Halcyon curates the most significant culture-related content from carefully selected, top quality sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with culture-related challenges.

On Education Halcyon In Kal… 16 May 2013

There appears to be a growing consensus that mainstream education practices may not be fit for purpose to meet future global challenges, and that a wide range of alternatives should be explored.

A noteworthy recent such example is Ken Robinson's latest TED talk, on how to escape education's "death valley".

On Culture
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Halcyon In Kal… 11 March 2013

In an entertaining and persuasive podcast series, Melvyn Bragg examined various aspects and definitions of culture - highly recommended.

25 views of innovation Halcyon In Business 20 June 2012

There is a wide range of methods and strategies for fostering innovation. A collection of videos featured top innovators (the example below focusing on creating an innovative culture) across many industries, who articulated what innovation means to them.

Identifying the risks of "neuromania"

Philosopher Raymond Tallis and RSA CEO Matthew Taylor debated competing claims about the ability of neuroscience to explain behaviour, culture and society.  Tallis argued that recent "mania" for putting neuro-  in front of concepts as diverse as aesthetics and law is based on a reductionist overestimation of our current understanding of the brain.