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.

Connect with Mal Fletcher on: LinkedIn Twitter Facebook YouTube Google+
Social Affairs


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.


We offer world-class resources to equip future-minded leaders & teams for long-view strategic influence.
›› Corporate    |    ›› Civic
›› Latest social comment editorial:

New Old Labour - When Idealists Give Way to Ideology

New Old Labour - When Idealists Give Way to Ideology Disillusioned idealists often project their ideal visions onto ideologues. This is certainly true of politics, as is evidenced by the unexpected rise to prominence of Jeremy Corbyn, the recently elected leader of Britain's Labour Party. After a long career spent watching events unfold from Parliament's back benches, Mr Corbyn has found a new seat in the House of Commons, at the centre of the action as Opposition Leader. There is, however, good reason to doubt that Mr Corbyn can lead an effective, well-rounded Opposition in the House as distinct from a protest-in-residence. Prominent members of his own party are wondering whether he can look beyond his pet causes to see the bigger picture, replacing ideology with principled pragmatism. The ascendancy of Mr Corbyn, an unreconstructed old-sc... click here to read the full editorial
›› Latest leadership editorial:

Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom What do NASA, Lego and President Obama have in common? In their respective areas of leadership, they all demonstrated an early appreciation for the mass collaboration culture inspired by the internet. Some years ago, NASA started enlisting thousands of helpers it refers to as ‘Click Volunteers’.  These people, operating mostly from their personal computers at home, are playing a small but important role in building NASA’s information base. They help NASA map the surfaces of planets and the movement of stars through the night skies. Lego was at first wary of internet users who virally promoted their own peculiar reconfigurations of its Mindstorms robot kits. Gradually, the toy giant came to realise that these enthusiasts were ... click here to read the full editorial
Featured Interview

›› Featured interview:

Europe's Refugee Crisis & Future of EU

BBC Radio

More videos from 2020Plus on
Fascinating Times - NEW BOOK by Mal Fletcher. Released: 30 November. Click for more info...
Quick Think 19/09/2015
REFUGEE CRISIS CALLS FOR PRAGMATISM AND COMPASSION. EU countries have taken in almost 250,000 refugees in the ...Read more

Recent Social Comments

››  New Old Labour - When Idealists Give Way to Ideology

Posted on: Tuesday 15 September 2015

››  The Queen - A Living Lesson in Privacy Management!

Posted on: Wednesday 9 September 2015

››  Unemployment Boot Camps - Bad Branding, Potentially Good Idea

Posted on: Monday 17 August 2015

››  Cannabis Decision by Durham Police - Nonsensical

Posted on: Wednesday 22 July 2015

Recent Leadership Editorials

››  Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Posted on: Thursday 5 February 2015

››  Millennials - Your Most Valuable Resource

Posted on: Monday 13 October 2014

››  How to Create a Human Digital Culture

Posted on: Thursday 31 July 2014

››  How The Internet Has Changed Leadership

Posted on: Thursday 13 March 2014