Mal Fletcher

2030Plus 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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The Tyranny of Digital Shopper Anxiety

The Tyranny of Digital Shopper Anxiety Most of us know that the internet can be hugely distracting, but do we think about how much it plays on our emotions and anxieties - particularly at Christmas? If you believe the news reports and marketing hype, the pre-Christmas season is one of dark Fridays and web-manic Mondays. Until recently, Black Friday was to bricks-and-mortar stores what Cyber-Monday, is to their online counterparts. (Nowadays, more people do their shopping online across both days.) Projections last week suggested that shoppers across the UK would spend £5.6 billion on sales related to both.  The good news is that going into the Christmas sales season, fewer Brits said they intended to engage with these sales-fests than did so last year. In 2018, 62 per cent of adults said they planned to do so; this year the figure was down to 42 per cent. The change may be linked in part to the imminent general election. Still, the numbers of people invol... click here to read the full editorial
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Three Big Priorities for Boris Johnson

Three Big Priorities for Boris Johnson ‘The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself,’ said Plato. While Conservative party member will rightly celebrate their huge win in yesterday’s general election, all returning and first-time MPs should engrave Plato’s words on their hearts. Boris Johnson has spoken this morning of gaining a ‘stonking majority’. He is right. This is the largest Conservative win since Margaret Thatcher was in her prime. Big wins, of course, carry with them huge responsibilities and questions going forward. For Prime Minister Johnson and his cabinet, three questions should be uppermost in their minds. The first relates to Brexit. In this election, voters rejected the idea that the 2016 referendum result was merely advisory, as some Remain voters had claimed, and that the country needs and wants a second referendum. To a degree, this election was about Brexit - whether it should go forward and whether stubborn Remainer MPs in the last Parliament wer... click here to read the full editorial
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