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

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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

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published in early 2020. We will be publishing extracts on this site and across social media during the last quarter of 2019. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the book.

Civility

Halcyon Civility Headlines
Civility
Halcyon Identifies 31 May 2019

 

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

What's Changing? - Civility
Civility
Halcyon Imagines 31 May 2019

 

Please see below selected recent civility-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Civility Headlines

 

May 2019

On Podcasts
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Halcyon Inspired 1 November 2018

 

I have listened to and would recommend the following podcasts (2015-2018 recommendations to follow):

 

2014

On Hollowness
Hollowness
Halcyon In Kal… 27 August 2018

 

Hollowness, characterised by anxietydepression, fearisolation and low self-esteem, continues to silently stalk those of us devoid of meaning or purpose. Except where professional help in terms of healthcare or even therapy can necessary, perhaps the nurturing of positive values is the best day-to-day response.

 

On Networks Halcyon In Kal… 26 April 2016

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 Scenarios Halcyon In Kal… 1 April 2016

The chart below imagines some worst case scenarios over the coming decades. There's no self-evident truth in this picture; it's just a scenario and some other scenario planners/futurists paint much rosier pictures.

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Our civilised world is nothing but a great masquerade. You encounter knights, parsons, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, priests, philosophers and a thousand more: but they are not what they appear - they are merely masks... . Usually, as I say, there is nothing but industrialists, businessmen and speculators concealed behind all these masks - Schopenhauer

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Open societies - people act on basis of biased views but learn from experience and there is a critical process at work that tends to correct the bias so that while perfect knowledge remains unattainable, there is at least a tendency for thinking and reality to come closer together (101-02) Solid: Closed societies (Iran, Soviet Union) suffer from "static disequilibrium" - changes in the real world cannot change the unbending dogma. Gaseous: at the other end, things change so quickly that there are unintended consequences and events spin out of the participants' control (French, Industrial and comms/Internet revolutions all examples - DK) - leading to regime change - George Soros, The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered

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I don't want to be overly dramatic about it, but I think people more and more wonder, is this living, or are we just going through the motions? What's happening? Is everything being leached out of life? Is the whole texture and values and everything kind of draining away? - John Zerzan, Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilisation

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I appreciate people who are civil, whether they mean it or not. I think: Be civil. Do not cherish your opinion over my feelings. There's a vanity to candor that isn't really worth it. Be kind - Richard Greenberg

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