Matthew McDowell-Sweet | In Motion

Hi, I'm Matt. I'm a product manager, researcher and consultant with a broad interest in complex systems, computing and communication. I'm currently based in the South West of England, in the UK.

The simplest way to reach me is email: matt@thisdomain. I use it for correspondence, not capture. Cold emails are welcome and I enjoy agenda-less intro calls. I'm responsive by default and I operate by Crocker's Rules. I'm active on Warpcast (@msms) and Discord (matt_ms), and reachable on Twitter (@Matthew_Sweet), too.


Some insight into what I'm up to right now.

Consulting and contracting; various
Research; Kinocomputing
Product; Subset
Curation; The Magnificent Seven
Blogging; Swell & Cut
Governance studies; The Yak Collective


A selection of salient past activities and projects.

Seminal Reads

Much of the goodness in my life has—and continues to—emerge from reading. Below are the highest rated books I've read in past years.

Top Rated Books of 2023

All lists are based on the "Read" section of my 2023 annual review. A mega-thread of all of 2023's reads can be found here.

Top rated non-fiction, 2023
Top rated fiction, 2023
Honourable mentions, 2023

Top Rated Books of 2022

All lists are based on the "Read" section of my 2022 annual review.

Top rated non-fiction, 2022
Top rated fiction, 2022
Honourable mentions, 2022

Top Rated Books of 2021 (April to December)

Both lists are based, in part, on the "Read" section of my 2021 annual review.

Top rated non-fiction, 2021
Top rated fiction, 2021

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