Mal Fletcher

Mal Fletcher @malfletcher

Global Keynote Speaker, Social Futurist & Social Commentator (BBC, Sky, ABC, R4, etc), Author, Broadcaster, Chairman 2020Plus Think Tank London

http://2020plus.net

A 2nd Brexit Referendum? From our BBC TV discussion this week (3). Some members of the British Parliament have called for a second EU referendum. It's highly unlikely, but will those members soon start pushing for a ref on the gov's negotiating plans? See FULL editorial at 2020plus.net . . .
#Brexit #eu #referendum #ukgov #futurist #socialcommentary #bbc #bbcnews #bbctv #victoriaderbyshire #TV #debate #interview #westminter #TheresaMay #Britain #uk #eu #Europe

Melbourne: Thoughts & prayers are w/ families of 3 people killed & more than 20 injured in the attack in Bourke St Mall earlier today. Though I've lived in Europe for 22 years, #Melbourne is my beloved home town. Arguably #Australia's capital for #culture, #sports, #restaurants & #retail, the city was again voted "world's most liveable city" in 2016 (The Economist). In the 1880s, during its Gold Rush boom time, the city was labelled Marvellous Melbourne & parts of the city took on a #Parisian feel. Despite today's tragic news, this is a safe city. I'll be visiting Melbourne again in June. For me - and I'm privileged to have seen so many cities across the globe - it will always be marvellous. (This pic from 2015)
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#cities #BourkeStreetMall #travel #architecture #design #news #history #architecture #design #economist #mostliveablecity #speaker #keynote #city #world #Victoria #MarvellousMelbourne

BREXIT The Big 3 (pt2) :: From our BBC TV panel on Victoria Derbyshire prog this week. Also see NEW editorial published yesterday by 2020plus.net "Brexit Requires Leadership, Not Just Management" . . . .
#Brexit #bbc #bbcnews #TV #futurist #socialcommentary #UK #eu #euroref #ukgov #victorialive #victoriaderbyshire #TheresaMay #hope #change #future #politics #law #trade

BREXIT:: The Big 3 :: From our BBC TV discussion this week, #VictoriaDerbyshire programme. There are 3 major Qs the UK gov MUST address in negotiating future relations with the #EU. (FULL clips at 2020plus.net first page) . . . .
#Brexit #futurist #future #eu #socialcommentary #VictoriaLive #bbc #TV #bbc2 #interview #Media #immigration #migration #sovereignty #law #Europe #trade #economy #uk #Britain #ukpolitics

FUTURE Migration is a Must :: Best of #2016 (15) :: From my keynote to @chr_festival on innovation, #Berlin. Migration is a hot topic in Europe, esp given the mass migration of 2015-16. Thanks to the pioneers of this festival. bookings@2020plus.net. . .
#keynote #speaker #futurist #innovation #leadership #management #business #civic #politics #Europe #EU #uk #Britain #Brexit #2017 #future #chrfestival #Germany #leader #cities #travel #history #speech

BREXIT PM's Big Speech. I'll be on Victoria Derbyshire BBC TV tomorrow (Tues Jan 17), 10am discussing hopes & expectations re Theresa May's big Brexit speech. If you're in the UK time in! Should be VERY interesting! . . .
#Brexit #bbc #bbcnews #victorialive #TheresaMay #uk #ukevents #Europe #EU #Britain #futurist #socialcommentary #future #bbctv #TV #interview #debate #media #politics #ukpolitics #ukgov #government #law #economy #ukeconomy #sovereignty

Police & Privacy :: Best of #2016 (14) :: Police services in the south of Britain have been keeping data captured using number plate recognition cameras for more than 4 years. From my intvw with #BBC 📻. (Pic by Sai Kiran Anagani) . . .
#futurist #privacy #police #security #news #bbcnews #radio #interview #speaker #generations #data #bigdata #Refuseniks #socialcommentary #newspapers #newsreview #highlights #Oxford #bbcoxford

Will Robots Take Our Jobs? Best of #2016 (13) :: A study in 2016 revealed that 47-50% of jobs in the US will become automated by computerisation or robotics in the next 20 years or so. Robotics will bring real advantages, but what should we avoid? Clip from one of my BBC 📻📰 intvw on this issue. FULL intvw at 2020plus.net . . . Photo by Siyan Ren.
#robotics #futurist #robot #jobs #work #employment #future #automation #smartbot #AI #artificialintelligence #bbc #newsreview #news #interview #bbcnews #radio #Germany #workers #USA #uk #unemployment #underclass #think #mentalhealth

Today is a very special birthday for our talented, intelligent & all-round good-guy son @grantmfletcher! Devoted husband, proud father, gifted film-maker and much more. Happy Birthday (again) son! Enjoy the BBQ downunder & the heat! (Tx @elisevivienne for the beach photo earlier)
#family #birthday #happybirthday #bestsonever #fatherhood #30

Does Email Have A FUTURE? Best of #2016 (12) :: The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson, died this year, leaving behind a communications tech used by 2.6 billion people. What is its biggest challenge going forward? From my BBC 📻 intvw. FULL intvw at youtube.com/malfletcher . . .
#bbc #futurist #tech #technology #radio #newsreview #news #bbcnews #email #socialmedia #communication #technology #future #business #vr #virtualreality #world #global #emergingtech #newtech #downtime #timestarvation

Should Doctors Strike? Best of #2016 (11) :: Current crippling rail strikes in parts of the UK once again raise huge questions about the ethics & effectiveness of large-scale stoppages. In 2016, junior doctors threatened a series of strikes over changes to their work hours. Clip from my intvw for #BBC 📻. FULL intvw is at 2020plus.net. . . .
#doctors #futurist #NHS #health #healthcare #unions #strikes #union #ukgov #ukpolitics #socialcommentary #news #newsreview #bbcnews #radio #doctor #work #jobs #hospital #railways #trust #ethics #ethical #politics #automation #tech #bma

Which Generation Responds BEST to Change? Best of #2016 (10) :: From panel discussion at Leaders in Sport conf, @BAFTA HQ London. Generation Edge (aka GenZ) is very different from Millennials & showing signs of being more conservative on ethics & a cohort of reformers. FULL segment at youtube.com/malfletcher. . . .
#leadership #futurist #leader #generations #generation #keynote #speaker #genedge #GenerationEdge #generationZ #genZ #corporate #business #charity #church #socialenterprise #digital #digitization #ethics #change #future #team #ethical #bafta #leadershipinsight #interview

Why are Charities Losing Public Trust? How Can They Turn Things Around? Best of #2016 (9) :: A British study last year showed that, in an era of austerity, people are becoming less trusting of charities of all kinds. This intvw on BBC Radio looked at what charities can do to turn things around. FULL intvw at 2020plus.net . .
#trust #charity #giving #ethics #values #austerity #charities #gift #donation #donating #church #organisation #bbc #bbcnews #radio #newsreview #news #interview #socialmedia #socialcommentary #media #futurist #thirdsector #business #enterprise

I smiled this week when I read that theology students at Glasgow University are being pre-warned that they may find the crucifixion story upsetting. I don't want to make too big a thing of this, but isn't that the point? Central to Christianity is the idea that the depth and consequences of humanity's fall from grace were so horrific that only an intensely radical solution would repair the damage. The crucifixion of Christ was not recorded by the writers of the Christian gospels as the focus of a heart-warming homily; it was seen as the ugly yet effective centre-piece of a war on evil. Learning about Christianity (or religion generally) ought to be about confronting and considering its claims front-on, warts-and-all, not trying to inoculate students against its less "pc" elements before they even start the journey..
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#politicalcorrectness #pc #religion #Christianity #faith #education #Sunday #reflection #Glasgow #university #religion #theology #teaching #academia #sundayreflection #think #Christian #Christ #evil

"Virtual Social Media" :: Combining Virtual Reality w/ Social Media, Coming Soon :: Best of #2016 (8) :: From my intvw at #LeadersinSport conf, @BAFTA HQ, London. FULL intvw at youtube.com/malfletcher . . . .
#tech #future #futurist #interview #leadership #management #leader #corporate #socialmedia #virtualreality #vr #technology #social #media #connect #business #innovation #bafta #keynote #speaker #sport #insight #trends #change #communication #church #charity

Developing Great Leaders as Cultural ARCHITECTS! Best of #2016 (7) :: In 2016 I had the great privilege of professionally coaching one-on-one some truly outstanding leaders, in the marketplace & the third sector (eg church, charity), from various parts of the world. Each one is a gifted, visionary & strategic leader who is making a difference in their sector AND the wider society. Grateful for the opportunity to invest in true game changers! . . . (Vid by @grantmfletcher)
#coach #coaching #leadership #leader #management #manager #futurist #business #company #training #future #strategy #culture #architecture #charity #church #personaldevelopment #potential #growth #change #empowerment #inspiration #motivation #insight #video

Your Right to Disconnect (2) :: How quickly are YOU expected to answer an email? Where once email was an electronic substitute for a paper letter, it is now seen as a form of social media, requiring a quick reply :: From my #BBC #WorldService discussion this week :: FULL clips at 2020plus.net . . . .
#futurist #email #socialmedia #rights #righttodisconnect #workersrights #France #law #bbc #bbcnews #video #radio #socialcommentary #employment #ceo #business #manager #leadership #leader #jobs #interview #media #mentalhealth #health #mind #think #Disconnect

Nice to see this on the very popular BBC News App this morning. It was followed by a clip from my @BBCWorldService 📻interview yesterday. ( Sample: see my Instagram video earlier today or visit 2020plus.net ). Thanks to Rory Springthorpe for spotting it . . .
#bbc #radio #email #rights #France #law #WorldService #bbcnews #employment #workersrights #Socialmedia #bbcnewsapp #apps #business #leadership #management #corporate #futurist #future #humanity #values #ethics

Your Right to Disconnect from Work Email :: My BBC World Service discussion this week :: A new French law allows people to turn off their work email accounts out of hours. Is it a good thing? (FULL segment at 2020plus.net) . . .
#technology #rights #tech #future #futurist #bbc #radio #newsreview #news #interview #socialmedia #socialcommentary #media #employment #work #jobs #mentalhealth #email #health #family #parenting #WorldService #workersrights #law #France #Germany #employmentrights #humanrights #haveyoursay

Leaders Humanise the Digital :: Best of #2016 (6) :: I've had the great privilege of speaking at a wide range of events in South Africa since my first visit 25 years ago & have seen many changes there. I truly love this country. My host here was @marius_oost, a man I met some years ago who is now involved in quite influential future-planning projects in Africa & beyond. Clip is from our intvw for @Gibs_sa #Business #TV (networked across Africa, September). FULL intvw at youtube.com/malfletcher . . .
#digital #humanity #digitization #futurist #keynote #speaker #future #conference #southafrica #CapeTown #Hillsong #Rhema #build #Pretoria #gibs #business #gibstv #socialcommentary #leadership #leader #management #civics #corporate

A new law in France allows workers to opt out of receiving work-related emails outside of work hours. The "right to switch off" should become a basic workers' right. I've discussed this in media & keynotes in various parts of the world over the past few years. Some German unions have already won this right (e.g. in the car industry). The "right to switch off" needs to be recognised in law in more countries. The human brain needs downtime! ( For video, articles on this & related issues, 2020plus.net, YouTube.com/malfletcher ) Pic by Rayi Christian Wikansono . . .
#email #2017 #Germany #France #law #emails #laws #rights #workersrights #work #workers #humanrights #brain #minds #thinking #think #downtime #futurist #socialcommentary #future #mentalhealth #health #French #europe

Tech: Good Servant, Poor Master :: Best of #2016 (5) :: From an intvw on British radio recorded after one of my sessions at One Event, under the Big Top at Lincolnshire Showground UK, Aug 2016 (host Stuart Bell & GL team). FULL intvw at 2020plus.net . . .
#futurist #tech #technology #future #humanity #oneevent #one #socialmedia #radio #interview #keynote #speaker #lincoln #conference #event #exhibition #travel #cities #ellul #people #bigtop

Trump & Clinton :: Best of #2016 (4) :: I admire the US yet believe some of the points I raised in remainder of the interview are still relevant as the world moves into 2017. I did several intvws on this, though I'm more a social commentator than a political pundit. (From my intvw, rec Sept 2016, with @marius_oost for @Gibs_sa #Business #TV, Uni of Pretoria, South Africa. Networked across Africa). FULL interview at 2020plus.net .. . .
#Trump #futurist #USA #inauguration #USpolitics #politics #Clinton #president #presidential #globe #world #future #southafrica #gibs #gibstv #africa #2017 #newyear #vote #elections #America #maga #business #leadership #leader #reform

Turning Our Cyber-Tribes into Real Tribes :: Best of #2016 (3) :: Dating apps are among the world's most popular, because they turn cyber connections into eyeball connections. From my time speaking at #LeadersinSport #Congress, @BAFTA London, early 2016. More from this event at 2020plus.net & youtube.com/malfletcher . . . .
#keynote #speaker #futurist #London #bookings #lecture #presentation #interview #tech #futuretech #technology #innovation #leadership #business #sport #media #education #healthcare #dating #apps #bafta #leaders #management #2017 #future #conference #konference

"Should Britain Remain in the EU?" Best of #2016 (2). This is a clip from my appearance on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme in the lead-up to the #Brexit referendum. I took part in several similar discussions & intvws in this period. At the time, almost moment-by-moment claims & counter-claims were coming from both sides. Remainder of this segment is at YouTube.com/malfletcher (segment producer @ashleyjbaptiste) . .
#vicderbyshire #victorialive #victoriaderbyshire #bbc #bbctv #bbcnews #eu #referendum #Europe #Britain #eu #Euro #EUreferendum #euroref #media #TV #radio #history #interview #socialfuturist #socialcommentary #newscommentary #currentaffairs

FUTURE Shape of Europe Post-Brexit :: Best of 2016 (1) :: From my intvw w/ good friend & fellow futurist @marius_oost for @gibsbusinessschool GIBS TV (University of Pretoria), South Africa, Sept 2016. My hosts on this short but intense tour were @hillsongsafrica (@philldooley), BUILD conf & @rhemasa (@PsRayMcCauley). Thank you for the warmth of your generous hospitality once again. . .
#cities #travel #future #Europe #eu #brexit #Britain #southafrica #CapeTown #Johannesburg #gibs #gibstv #business #leadership #futurist #uk #2016 #RSA #politics #euro #economy #euroref #speaker #keynote #leader #honesty

GREAT NEW YEAR'S GIFT to Yourself: A Break From Intensive #SocialMedia. (Reprise from my British #radio intvw last week.) Visit 2020plus.net for many other media & press interviews (BBC, Sky, ABC, etc) in UK, Europe, US, Australia, South Africa & elsewhere. See also larger editorial on this issue at same site, presenting latest research findings. . .
#futurist #socialcommentary #globe #change #future #tech #technology #media #gift #newyear2017 #radio #UK #mentalhealth #mind #health #reflection #renewal #newyear #2017 #emotions #interview #expert #think (ping @christianmedia_au, @christianmusicbroadcasters)

Our sleepy English village, early morning this Boxing Day.. .
#village #England #uk #boxingday #holiday #Britain #festive #season #pubs #thatch #architecture #design #travel #history

Why Does Facebook Get Us Down? NEW research shows again that social media use increases anxiety, depression, even envy. Why? My FULL radio intvw yesterday is at youtube.com/malfletcher ... "Christmas is a time for giving. Our best gift to ourselves this Christmas may be time for mental reflection & emotional renewal." (My full Christmas article is at 2020plus.net). . .
#Christmas #christmasday #Facebook #gifts #giving #mentalhealth #downtime #reflection #emotions #mind #attention #thinking #holidays #festive #twitter #googleplus #instagram #health #family #privacy #children #child #media #friendship #friends #parenting #parents

Our Christmas Card to You (there's audio). To all of our many friends spread across the globe, from Davina & me, our family & everyone associated with 2020Plus & Next Wave: have a wonderful, safe & merry Christmas & a brilliant 2017! Thank you for the blessing that is your friendship. (Vid by @grantmfletcher). .
#Christmas #christmascard #card #seasonsgreetings #festive #season #bestwishes #2020 #2020plus #futurist #future #2017 #newyear #friends #friendship #video #carol #carols #Christmassong #music #festivemusic

Biohacking WILL be a direct result of the drive for ID biochips, a cashless society & the increasing role of big data. FULL keynote at YouTube.com/malfletcher .
#futurist #keynote #speaker #future #biochips #Biohacking #cashless #cash #lecture #speech #trends #society #video #biohacker #hackers #bigdata #idchip #IDtheft #global #globalism

Christmas Day should NOT be a full shopping day (part 2). The festive season is NOT about 💰 profits. From one of my visits to @BBCBreakfast. FULL intvw at youtube.com/malfletcher .
#Christmas #christmasday #shopping #bargains #sales #festive #holidays #ethics #values #ethical #bbc #bbcnews #BBCBreakfast #priorities #relationships #friends #friendship #family #commodity #gifts #socialcommentary #futurist #society #children #parents #giving

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