Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile

Watching Chip Conley’s TEDtalk video, I was reminded of those stressful moments – and in the video, he talks about his company failing, which must rate as fairly tough time – and the difficulty in finding enough perspective to focus on the things that really matter.

There is more than a smattering of the clich√© about this but if it’s good enough for the people of Bhutan to call a national conference to measure their Gross Domestic Happiness, it’s good enough for Dave the PM, to spend ¬£2m trying to measure it When Gallup released their index last year, the UK came in 17th place, Denmark led the pack, whilst Togo was the least happy nation.

Perhaps a questionable multi-million pound bonus would help? Or am I missing the whole point?


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