One of the best phone calls I had in 2012 was with John Havens, who has written about the value of a happiness economy and how big data can make us happier and healthier. It reminded me of the “what if health care…?” conversations I was part of on Twitter this year: dreaming big, wishing out loud, no matter how irrationally optimistic it seemed.
Based on that conversation, I became a founding member of a committee of people working to create a new Indicator/Index for Happiness called The H(app)athon Project. I hope you’ll check out these slides and consider signing up for the newsletter/survey. Stay tuned for details about an event in NYC on March 20, 2013. I can’t wait to see what happens next!