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NIC MARKS

NIC MARKS

Independent policy adviser, speaker, statistician and author

Nic’s work in happiness and wellbeing research methodology is world-renowned. His love of using applied statistics to ground well-being and happiness in hard evidence has led to worldwide acclaim and the realization that happiness is a serious business. He is perhaps best known for his trailblazing work on the Happy Planet Index (a global index of human well-being and environmental impact), National Accounts of Well-being and the Five Ways to Well-being which is used extensively within health and education institutions as well as within governmental policy. Nic is the founder of Happiness Works, an organization that changes the world of work for the better through online tools and services and is a fellow of NEF (New Economics Foundation) and on the board for Action for Happiness.

"Much of modern life is based upon a false logic, a logic that assumes that happiness and well-being come from financial prosperity."