Matthew McDowell-Sweet | In Motion

Hi. I'm Matt; a reader, writer, product manager, self-taught programmer and researcher with a broad interest in complex systems, computing and communication.

The simplest way to reach me is email: matt@thisdomain. I use email 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 also reachable on on Warpcast, Twitter and a dynamic set of Discords and Slacks.


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

Product @ a UK-based, B2B software marketplace startup
Advisory, consulting etc. @ various
BDFx @ Subset
Research @ yet-to-be-named
Governance studies @ The Yak Collective
Curation @ The Magnificent Seven
Blogging @ Swell and Cut


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 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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