Below is a little personal info, and my blog is found in the menu (top left).
A photo of me and my wife Amy during our time vagabonding around Asia and South/Central America for 9.5 months before covid19 took hold:
You can find my resume here.
I now work as a Data Scientist, using machine learning to create efficiencies that help people and organisations succeed.
Topics mainly within these areas: data science, investing, the human brain, markets, economics, human behaviour, psychology and sustainability.
I love focusing on understanding problems and opportunities with large impact/scale, hypothesis formation and testing, modelling and engineering to make solutions that help people or increase efficiency.
One of my faviourite principles/directives for getting what you want is:
So, I’ve made an effort to start identifying my own strengths and weaknesses, by reflecting and also asking people who I’ve been involved with over the years.
Themes emerged, in terms of my strengths and weaknesses, from the feedback of people I’ve worked closely with over the years.
Understanding and defining problems
Delivery / ‘getting the job done’
Providing answers when “put on the spot” without having first considered an issue
Spelling accuracy and reading speed
Worrying and imagining too many ways things could go wrong
What to do with my life?
Being in a privileged position with a choice of many worthy things that I could spend my effort on, and only limited time on earth, prioritisation and goal setting becomes an important, and difficult, task.
To help, I created a high level personal “mission statement” as a guiding ‘north star’ used to check in and see if the way I spend my time is in line with how I want to live.
My mission is to:
Look after myself so that I’m able to look after my family and together we can act to have a good impact on the world.
To help with my mission/s I will aim to do the following: