I am Kent, the blogger interested in exploring “not being a sucker” and “not being squeezed” with you. These ideas, these concepts which can be used to judge situations, decisions, and opportunities, leapt off the pages of The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, and Antifragile, and allowed me to take a hard look at what I do, how I think, and what I believe.
I always thought of myself as being a fairly smart guy. I was good in school, and at taking tests, and at winning arguments, and I placed a lot of value on that perception of myself. I am (was) the guy that would rather be right and suffer negative consequences than get good results for the wrong reasons. Do you remember the scene in Fight Club where Edward Norton acknowledges being clever, and Brad Pitt (as Tyler Durden) asks “How’s that working out for you?” In many ways, Nassim Nicholas Taleb was my Tyler Durden.
The notion of sharing ideas and real world applications of becoming antifragile with people that I have never met intrigues me and so this blog is born.