Mal Fletcher

2020Plus is a London-based think tank on social change and leadership innovation, helping business, communities and individuals to deal proactively with future change. Chairman: Mal Fletcher, social futurist & commentator, keynote speaker & broadcaster.

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SOCIAL CHANGE

We work to make sense of change; with research & comment on major social issues ranging from family & youth issues, to privacy, autonomy & more.   ›› Click here for more info.
Leadership

LEADERSHIP

We offer world-class resources to equip future-minded leaders & teams for long-view strategic influence.
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We Still Need Holy Days

We Still Need Holy Days Like Christmas, the Easter season seems to become ever more commercialised. For some time, important cultural symbols and historical events seem to have become steadily more commodified. Holidays have been stripped of their importance as holy days. This is no new phenomenon, as sales of seasonal music tracks like "White Christmas" will attest. Arguably, though, it reached new levels when our culture began to turn people into marketed commodities. From the middle of the twentieth century, celebrities regularly endorsed brands via the electronic media and press. Later, though, celebrities actually became brands. In the 1980s, Madonna was not primarily the name of a music artist; it was (and is) a brand. The power of personal branding allows record companies to sell - sometimes by the truckload - albums by artists such as Elvis ... click here to read the full editorial
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Entrepreneurs Wanted NOW

Entrepreneurs Wanted NOW “Being an entrepreneur isn’t about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” So said Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance, a leading online platform for showcasing creative work.    It is this ability to turn ideas into practical innovation that makes entrepreneurs so valuable. From a European perspective, the unique skillsets and sensibilities of entrepreneurs will become increasingly important over the next decade. This region faces enormous possibilities, but also some seemingly intractable problems - ranging from challenges relating to migration, to problems with the Euro. In Britain alone, faced as it is with adjusting to a post-Brexit reality, entrepreneurialism will play a vital role in reshaping the landscapes of business, finance, politics, education, media and even social services. Opportunities for innovation will increase manifold with the rapid adaptation of already emergin... click here to read the full editorial
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Recent Social Comments

››  We Still Need Holy Days

Posted on: Monday 2 April 2018

››  Social Media Lies Travel Faster Than Truth

Posted on: Friday 9 March 2018

Recent Leadership Editorials

››  Entrepreneurs Wanted NOW

Posted on: Thursday 2 November 2017

››  Brexit Demands Leadership, Not Just Management

Posted on: Thursday 19 January 2017