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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 In Business

What's Changing? - Trade

Trade

 

Please see below key recent developments concerning trade:

 

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March 2019

  • The US Commerce Department announced that, despite Trump's pledge to win a fairer deal on trade for American workers by imposing, or threatening to impose, tariffs on foreign-made goods, the US posted its highest-ever merchandise trade deficit ($891.2 billion) for 2018.

 

February 2019

What's Changing? - Artificial Intelligence

AI

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is typically defined as the ability of a machine to perform cognitive functions we associate with human minds, such as perceiving, reasoning, learning, interacting with the environment, problem solving, and even exercising creativity. Examples of technologies that enable AI to solve business problems are robotics and autonomous vehicles, computer vision, language, virtual agents, and machine learning.

 

Please see below recent artificial intelligence (AI)-related change.

 

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What's Changing? - Law

Law

 

Please see below selected recent legal, in particular regulation-related change. 

 

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January 2019

  • Governments around the world executed 993 prisoners in 2017, according to Amnesty International. The tally doesn’t include China, thought to be the world’s top executioner, which keeps the frequency of its use of capital punishment a closely guarded secret.

 

December 2018

What's Changing? - Diversity
Diversity
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Please see below selected recent diversity-related change.

 

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January 2019

 

December 2018

What's Changing? - Knowledge

Knowledge

 

Please see below selected recent knowledge-related change.

 

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February 2019

  • For The School of Life, one of the most striking features of our minds is how little we understand them. Although we inhabit ourselves, we seldom manage to make sense of more than a fraction of who we are. This lack of self-knowledge can be trouble, for it leads us to get into the wrong relationships, pick unsatisfactory jobs or spend money unwisely.

 

December 2018