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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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.
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Extending Sunday Trading - Economics Over Ethics

Extending Sunday Trading - Economics Over Ethics ‘History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict,’ wrote B. R. Ambedkar, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, ‘victory is always with economics.’ The Budget statement, to be handed down by George Osborne this week, will feature a call for Sunday shopping hours to be extended across England and Wales. In doing so, it may well add support to Ambedkar’s dictum. The major argument offered in support of the change is a purely utilitarian one. There are profits to be made by hard-working store owners, it insists. Surely, boosting the sales of hard-working retailers while funnelling money into government VAT coffers is desirable? This is a seductive case in a consumerist age, in which we are dealing with the pressures of austerity. Yet there are al... click here to read the full editorial
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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
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Recent Social Comments

››  Extending Sunday Trading - Economics Over Ethics

Posted on: Tuesday 7 July 2015

››  Greek Financial Crisis - It's About More Than Money

Posted on: Tuesday 30 June 2015

››  Chips Under The Skin - "Convenient" But Not Wise

Posted on: Tuesday 26 May 2015

››  Not Voting Mistakes Anarchism for Activism

Posted on: Thursday 30 April 2015

Recent Leadership Editorials

››  Big Data, Big Collaboration, Big Wisdom

Posted on: Thursday 5 February 2015

››  Millennials - Your Most Valuable Resource

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››  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