Hi, my name is Tom Mault.

I am a Technology Consultant and I specialise in Business Analysis, Business Change, and IT Project Management.


Access the Economist for free (thanks to your local library)

I was recently surprised to find that I can access digital copies of almost all of the magazines and newspapers that I subscribe to via either my local library or the British Library. Already a member at your local library? You can sign up to RBdigital!My local library sent


Studies suggest that during sleep your brain is flushing out the waste generated by neural activity.

My 2017 Homescreen

In the style of M.G. Siegler, I have decided to start documenting my smartphone home screen each year. At the beginning of 2017 I was using an iPhone 6, but it was beginning to feel a little big in my hands (the result of a chunky old Mophie battery


In a Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine lays out the Trichotomy of Control. You should be able to take any task, event, or goal that you hold yourself to, and place it into one of these three categories: Things over which you have complete control (such as

Learning How to Learn

Over the last few weekends I have sunk a couple of hours into studying a MOOC on Coursera called Learning How to Learn. Here are a few of the things I learned. Rather than reproduce an exacting list, I’ve explored a few of the bigger themes that have stuck

Links (July 2015)

Tony Fadell (Ex-Apple, Nest Co-Founder) proposes we think in terms of the thoughtful home, not the internet of things. This extends to ideas like the thoughtful car (Tesla) and the thoughtful city. Technological innovation is meant to offer useful improvement. Nobody is interested in a fridge that can send text

Rosenberg on Reputation

The sum of it is that no dealer, curator, buyer, or critic, or any existing combination of these, can be depended on to produce a reputation that is more than a momentary flurry. Harold Rosenberg was a prominent art critic, writing for the New Yorker in the 60s. I found

How the Economic Machine Works

In this video, Ray Dalio lays out a simple framework for thinking about the economy. In his eyes, it is prudent to overlay the short-term debt cycle on the long-term debt cycle. Once you’ve done this, take the two cycles and place them on the (generally less volatile) productivity
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