A quick flight south and last weekend we found ourselves in Portland for Interesting Portland. It was very interesting indeed. Video from the event has been posted. Great job to Emily and everyone who organized.
My favorite nugget was the quote: "It is but moment in time between being an outlaw and a legend" or something along those lines.
For my talk, as someone accustomed exclusively to presenting in the comfort of boardrooms and "informal" corporate office spaces it was really interesting getting up on an actual stage. Especially when speaking about something way outside my normal shtick, as you'll see in the video
I've always been fascinated by huge industries and areas of thought built despite fundamental unknowns. For instance, though I didn't use this specific example to avoid being too markety, how the quantitative research industry dominates and pervades all aspects of business, with an esteemed air of absolute knowledge and ability to forecast behavior, yet even with the most advance neuroscience we really have no true understanding of how the brain actually really works.
So I shared a few of my favorite unknowns, not to be a downer, but to inspire continued curiosity. Thank you Portland for indulging me and not booing me off stage and out of town.