Tom Mault

Business Consultant, specialising in Business Analysis and Project Management. Interested in Golf, Cycling, and lifting weights.

@tmault London, United Kingdom 10 posts

How I backup my files

The importance of backing up my files has been on my mind ever since I lost some GCSE ICT coursework. I lost the data with a handful of days left before the deadline. Not a good situation 😔. I had the file on one USB stick, which managed to corrupt itself. It was a classic case of Murphy's law - if it can happen, it will happen. I had been tempting fate by working from that one memory stick for far too long. After I worked furiously to recreate my coursework, I spent a few hours setting up a proper personal file backup system. From that point onwards, I have had this system in place: On my local drive - the...

The Story of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, and Golf

What does Goldilocks have to do with golf? Read on to discover four tactics for learning fast and enjoying the game.Get the Air Miles inYou can't possibly expect to know where your swing is strong or weak until you get thousands of shots in. It's simple, all you need to do is get yourself down to the golf club. Play the rounds of golf. Get more golf shots under your belt. You will build an understanding of where you need to improve your game.Practice on grassThe real game will be played on grass. Why would you practice on any other surface? The driving range is a synthetic material. It's nothing like grass. It doesn't respond to the club...

Sleep

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

Control

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 the goals that you set for yourself) Things over which you have some but not total control (such as whether you come first in a go-kart race against your friends) Things over which you have no control at all (e.g. whether the tectonic plate that you're stood on continues to be stable this evening) The Trichotomy of Control is a useful framework for evaluating the work on your plate,...