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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 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

Halcyon Imagines

What's Changing? - Compassion
Compassion
Halcyon Imagines 17 November 2018

 

Please see below key recent compassion-related change.

 

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October 2018

What's Changing? - Civility

Civility

 

Please see below selected recent civility-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Civility Headlines

 

November 2018

 

What's Changing? - Consciousness
Consciousness
Halcyon Imagines 29 October 2018

 

Please see below selected recent consciousness-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Consciousness Headlines

 

October 2018

  • We seem to make constant progress in understanding the world and yet the biggest questions from the nature of consciousness to the nature of matter remain unsolved. An IAI debate asked therefore: can we ever have a complete description of reality? Are we mistaken to assume that such questions can be answered? Might the solutions be beyond us or is the world itself beyond description? Or round the corner are the world's secrets to be found?

 

July 2018

Imagining a new future for nature

George Monbiot recently argued passionately and convincingly for "rewilding" our natural environment. Drawing upon new scientific discoveries, he laid out a new, positive environmentalism, in which nature is allowed to find its own way. By restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can repair the living planet, create ecosystems as profuse and captivating as any around the world, and bring wonder back into our lives.

Imagining values-driven businesses

A professor and former dean at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University argued in a 2013 book that corporations should restructure around three key principles:

  • First, articulate clear values: why does the company exist, and what does it believe in?
  • Second, appoint “trustees” to protect the interests of stakeholders and uphold the values of the corporation.
  • Third, restrict voting shares to long-term investors - and he also believes that governments should use the corporate tax system to encourage “public values by private corporations”.
Imagining money as no object Halcyon Imagines 16 December 2012

Philosopher and writer Alan Watts (1915-1973), trying to encourage us all to find our purpose and do what we love, asked the seemingly simple question of what we would do if money were no object.

Imagining a "circular economy"

"Cradle-to-cradle" organisations claim to be able to dramatically lower their environmental impact and increase their "eco-effectiveness".  This forms part of a wider drive towards a "circular economy", which imagines ways to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff and re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powered by renewable energy.