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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in 2021. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and across social media from the beginning of 2021. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

Halcyon monitors change for more than 150 key elements of life.


What's Changing? - Measurement
Halcyon Impacts 4 May 2020


Please see below selected recent measurement-related change.



  • Quartz warned that, in an increasingly digital world with growing concerns about sustainability, dismay is mounting about the use of GDP as the benchmark measure for a nation’s economy. It fails to take into account other things that could be more valuable indicators about how a country is doing, such as inequality, well-being, happiness, clean air, and climate-change mitigation.


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What's New? - Happiness
Halcyon Identifies 16 April 2020


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

What's Changing? - Generosity
Halcyon Identifies 14 April 2020


Please see below selected recent generosity-related change.


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April 2020




I attended several TEDx events over the past decade and viewed/listened to many other TED talks. While I have paid TED less and less attention in recent years, as I've increasingly found the format to be rather overproduced and formulaic, there have undoubtedly been some thought-provoking talks along the way, including, for me, the following:


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Unhappiness is more pervasive and debilitating than happiness is uplifting and enabling. There must be some cosmic reason for this- some grim, miserable, genetic, Darwinian purpose for why life’s stick is so much worse than its carrot - AA Gill…

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The individual pursuit of happiness as defined by consumer culture still absorbs much of our time and energy, or else the threat of being shut out of this pursuit through poverty, unemployment, incapacity galvanises our efforts . . . and yet the sense that there is something more presses in. Great numbers of people feel it: in moments of reflection about their life- in moments of relaxation in nature- in moments of bereavement and loss- and quite wildly and unpredictably - Charles Taylor

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You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them - Albert Camus

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