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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 Impacts

What's Changing? - Climate

Climate

 

Please see below recent climate-related change, including key developments regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action.

 

Imagine a ship that is sinking and needs all the available power to run the pumps to drain out the rising waters. The first class passengers refuse to cooperate because they feel hot and want to use the air-conditioner and other electrical appliances. The second-class passengers spend all their time trying to be upgraded to first-class status. The boat sinks and the passengers all drown. That is where the present approach to climate change is leading - Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard

 

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What's Changing? - Optimism

Optimism

 

Please see below selected recent optimism-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Optimism Headlines

 

November 2018

  • Negativity bias means that, as human beings, we experience “bad” events more intensely than we do the “good” - and we also remember them more. So we have to work hard to remain hopeful - or we can’t make things better. Yet optimism isn’t frivolous: it’s necessary, argued The Guardian, because if we feel hopeless all the time, if we’re always in crisis, the natural response is to give up and stop trying altogether. Understanding how other cultures approach life’s trials and joys may help us achieve contentment.

 

October 2018

What's Changing? - Sleep

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Please see below recent sleep-related change.

 

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November 2018

  • Work, friendships, exercise, parenting, eating, reading - there just aren’t enough hours in the day, noted Aeon, adding that, to live fully, many carve those extra hours out of their sleep time. Then they pay for it the next day. A thirst for life leads many to pine for a drastic reduction, if not elimination, of the human need for sleep. Little wonder: if there were a widespread disease that similarly deprived people of a third of their conscious lives, the search for a cure would be lavishly funded. It’s the Holy Grail of sleep researchers, and they might be closing in.

 

October 2018

What's Changing? - Memory

Memory

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

 

from For the Fallen

Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21 September 1914.

 

Please see below recent memory-related change.

 

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EDG: Enhanced Ageing

Ageing

 

This paper is an evolving examination of issues around, and responses to, the challenge or improving the lives of and caring for elders, on the emotional, mental, physical, practical, spiritual levels.

 

Pre 2018

What's Changing? - Business

Business

 

The 20th Century was about dozens of markets of millions of consumers. The 21st Century is about millions of markets of dozens of consumers - Joe Kraus, dotcom pioneer

 

Please see below selected recent business-related change.

 

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What's Changing? - Basic Income

Basic Income

 

Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income (UBI) be the solution? UBI isn’t a new idea, according to the Basic Income Earth Network, which  says it was originally ignored, but growing fears surrounding job automation have stoked an interest in basic income.

 

Please see below selected recent basic income-related change.

 

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October 2018

What's Changing? - Change

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Please see below selected recent change-related content about change itself.

 

See also: Halcyon Change Headlines

 

October 2018

 

September 2018

What Counts? - Global Population Trends

Demographics

 

 

HOW GLOBAL POPULATIONS REACHED ITS CURRENT LEVEL

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?

 

POPULATION GROWTH IS NOW DECLINING