Nic Marks

Director, Happiness Works
Happiness Works, New Economics Foundation, Delivering Happiness, LLC
Human Resources

Professional Title: Director, Happiness Works

Industry: Human Resources

Currently with: Happiness Works, New Economics Foundation, Delivering Happiness, LLC

Previously with: TED

THNK Connection: Forum Guest


Nic Marks is a recognized expert in the field of well-being research and undertakes innovative research in the use of well-being indicators in public policy environments. Among other things, Nic founded nef's award-winning Centre for Well-being and has led the well-being program since 2001.


Happiness Works is focused on creating great measurement tools and the ideas are based on my experience at the award winning Centre for Well-being at the new economics foundation (nef) - a London-based think tank. The Centre focuses on why well-being should be the aim of governments and policy makers. Happiness Works complements this by focusing on how happiness (and well-being) is a very successful business model for all forms of organisations. Nic remains a fellow of the new economics foundation and is also on the board of Action for Happiness - a UK-based campaign for a happier society.


  • Watch Nic's TED Talk. Available here
  • Read more about the Happy Planet Index. See here
  • Read his Wired article on how to be happy. Read here
  • Visit Nic's website. See here