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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? - Love

Love

 

Please see below selected recent love-related change.

 

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December 2018

  • The Institute of Arts and Ideas pointed out that, from medieval legends to Hollywood endings to the horoscope, we are led to believe that lifelong love means happiness. But a recent survey of 814 separate studies showed single people to be happier, more fulfilled and less stressed. Is it therefore time to stop seeing romantic love as all-important? Could living by and for ourselves be radically liberating? Or is it the search for love that makes us human?

 

What's Changing? - Civility
Civility
Halcyon Imagines 31 December 2018

 

Please see below selected recent civility-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Civility Headlines

 

December 2018

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 new forms of currency Halcyon Imagines 18 April 2013

Does Bitcoin herald a revolution in how we will create, exchange and spend money? Launched in 2009 by an anonymous developer, Bitcoin saw a c.1300% spike in value since the beginning of 2013, before recent steep falls suggested it might be a bubble. The Atlantic noted that starting your own currency is "not as complicated as it sounds.

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.