By way of introduction, I am Kyle.
If I were to describe myself in one word it would be "curious". Coincidentally, my mother has used the same word for me for the better part of 3 decades, albeit with different connotations. I am fascinated by just about anything, much to my wife's exasperation. And it's not so much that I am fascinated by things themselves, so much as how those things function and, maybe more so, how they are connected.
Every time I delve into a topic or subject, I find that there is some underlying framework, or series of principles, that provides an extraordinary amount of information about why that subject is the way it is, and how it interacts with other things. Furthermore, I've often found that those frameworks are not exclusive to one subject matter but tend to apply to many. Foundational knowledge is subject agnostic.
"From one thing, know ten thousand things."
- Miyamoto Musashi
I am obsessed with the balance between nuance and heuristics. I believe that the world is far more complex and complicated than many people believe and, consequently, nuance is something that is not as common as it should be, even though it is absolutely necessary. I also think that heuristics are imperative to living efficiently and, well, also absolutely necessary. It is here we find the opportunity to move away from binary thinking and look at things on a spectrum.
I am drawn to solving difficult problems. I am an avid reader and writer, and I love the outdoors. I am a father and a husband. And I am not a fan of Turkish Delight.
I love philosophy, economics, technology, football, and Feudal Japan. I love to cook and, thanks to the lockdown, bake. It's likely the balance of creativity and craftsmanship that draws me to it.
I like to get things done.