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

Halcyon's forthcoming 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Ideas

On Networks

Imagining how mapping humans' intricate social networks.could better our lives, by e.g. detecting epidemics earlier than ever, from the spread of innovative ideas, to risky behaviours, to viruses.

On Ideas

Halcyon aims to be an an ideas carrier, finding socially-innovative ideas and passing them on, meme/virus-like. Meanwhile, a growing number of physical and virtual ideas festivals can expose attendees to ideas from different sectors or intellectual spheres to their own (see, for example, this recent debate at the Institute of ideas).

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The wise only possess ideas- the greater part of mankind are possessed by them - Samuel Taylor Coleridge http://bit.ly/aFkJQo

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Money never starts an idea- it is the idea that starts the money - William J. Cameron

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I think you work out something [by writing songs]. I wouldn’t call them ideas. I think ideas are what you want to get rid of. I don’t really like songs with ideas. They tend to become slogans. They tend to be on the right side of things: ecology or vegetarianism or antiwar. All these are wonderful ideas but I like to work on a song until those slogans, as wonderful as they are and as wholesome as the ideas they promote are, dissolve into deeper convictions of the heart. I never set out to write a didactic song. It’s just my experience. All I’ve got to put in a song is my own experience ...…most of the time you’re just scraping the bottom of the barrel to find any kind of voice at all. It could be a few words, a tone of voice, two chords together–it’s a ragpicker’s trade as I practice it- I don’t stand on the mountain and receive tablets - Leonard Cohen http://1heckofaguy.com/2013/04/30/cohensubstantiation-leonard-cohen-tra…

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We do not know until the shell breaks what kind of egg we have been sitting on - T. S. Eliot http://j.mp/QlZj0o

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Trying to protect or copyright your own management ideas is a last-century nonsense: absurd and illogical. Even if you could do it in a web-based world, why bother? The only ideas really worth having are those which make the world a better place, and such ideas only reach their potency when widely released to influence and shape our future. Real genius is not just having an idea, but knowing how to apply it to a person, a group, an organisation or an audience - Patrick Dixon