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Halcyon actively monitors change covering more than 150 key elements of life.

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On an alternative world view

The sheer novelty of the ideas of such leaders not only addresses the issues at hand and but gives the world a new perspective to address issues of the future. The outmoded ways of leadership, of securing selfish interests and of exploiting public sentiments, should be relinquished. The new age leaders must look forward to lead the global thought rather than leading only a particular country or a section of society - Club of Amsterdam

 

This is for you and about you...all of you.

Your life is characterised, above all, by change.

Our planet exists in space and  our physical environment, which we partly shape through deliberate design, also depends for its sustainability on our ability to regulate our climate.

As our physical bodies tend towards entropy, we cannot, to be the best of our current knowledge, escape the inevitability of eventual death, although we may hope for physical or spiritual immortality. To stay alive, first and foremost we need waterfood and energy.

As we grow through childhood, in most but not all parts of the world we experience intensive education, which like so many other areas of life, has and in my places still is driven by issues of gender.

We often search for meaning and purpose throughout our lives, often (and in the past, usually) by turning to some philosophy of life, which can either be centred around religion or humanism. We can also remain open to ideas.

Then, for further emotional, intellectual and spiritual nourishment, we exist within societies, which will traditionally have had one pre-dominant and may now have competing cultures, which are often expressed through arts.

These societies are subject to conflict, which can lead to crime.

To overcome servitude, we must encourage freedom.

We live, increasingly, in cities.

The wider functioning of these societies depends on economics, itself a fast-changing field in which emerging markets are increasing their share of trade, all the while many individuals still struggle to make a basic income.

Responses to these societal challenges can include political and other forms of activism, the adoption of : alternative values and/or lifestyles.

Hope and its more activist bedfellow, resilience.

These economies depend on the work carried out by myriad individuals and public and private organisations, including businesses (some large, but most of them of small or medium-sized), who to stay competitive depend on obtaining and retaining the best talent, encouraging innovation, whilst managing risk and dealing with regulation.

Our lives depend increasingly on technology, which in the years and decades to come will be increasingly focused around artificial intelligence and automation, but we may worry more and more about the cybersecurity of our data and we will depend on secure platforms such as blockchain.

Both organisations and the larger societies in which they operate depend on a system of governance. At the societal level, this is often through formal systems such as democracy, informal activism, or at the international level, a complex system of geopolitics.

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