Nic Marks

Nic has been using the science of happiness to make the world a better place for over two decades. In 2001 he founded the Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation. Nic and his team produced a stream of ground-breaking reports including the Happy Planet Index, Five Ways to Wellbeing and National Accounts of Wellbeing. In 2008 they were awarded the “Betterment of Humankind Award” from the International Society for Quality of Life Studies for their work on wellbeing in public policy.

Nic was an advisor to the UK Government Office for Science on the Wellbeing Foresight Programme. In 2010 he was invited to speak at the prestigious TED global conference. His TED talk has now been watched well over a million times, and he authored one of the original three TEDbooks, entitled ‘A Happiness Manifesto’. Nic was named as one of the Top Ten Original Thinkers by the UK’s Institute of Directors magazine and his work was listed as one of Forbes Magazine’s Seven Most Powerful Ideas in 2011.

In 2012, Nic founded Friday Pulse, an innovative tech business which seeks to be a catalyst in changing the world of work for the better.

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