Hardcore systems thinker. Ambitious nerd working towards world domination.
Growing up I was the kind of kid who found out you can only check out 40 books at a time from the library. In my brain is a constant tension between developing an accurate framework by which to judge what goes on around me while leaving my mind open to alternative interpretations. I can argue the merits of the opposite side of every opinion I hold.
All about the growth mindset. The hardest lesson I've learned in my late 20's is that growing one's capabilities as fast and as effectively as possible will beat out any short-term success. That's a long way of saying failing often is a good thing.
Planning to start my own company leveraging ML to improve people's lives in some concrete way. I've started two other companies in the past, one in finance and one in manufacturing.
I started up a weight gain regimen last year. (I'm 155 right now, targeting 180) If you're into weight lifting I'm down to train together, especially if you got your deadlift technique down!
Learning everything I can about biology, neuroscience, and economics.
My secret dream is to become a champion boxer. My other one is to work in the Heath ceramics factory for a year.
It's not a book I enjoyed reading, but 1984 by George Orwell has affected my politics.
I love to read about psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind.
Collateral, American Beauty, True Grit, Matchstick Men, Minority Report, Insomnia, The Italian Job, My Blueberry Nights, The Pursuit of Happyness, Secret in their Eyes (Argentina), Inception, 2046 (Hong Kong), Ex Machina, and Whiplash.
Billions, Transparent, Mr. Robot, Homeland, Mad Men, House of Cards, The Mentalist, Seinfeld, and Workaholics.
Any kind of food. Except chicken.
I walked into Urban Outfitters a few weekends back and actually liked their stuff.
If you love the outdoors.
If you want to make something of your life.
If you believe in the growth mindset.
If you're an Anglophile like I am. Or if you're from the UK.
If you're that rare combination of a social liberal and a capitalist. Capitalist, not corporatist. Fuck the corporations. =)