Last week me and my family spent some time in the German Black Forest area enjoying the autumn colours. But I also managed to read some work related stuff. So in this week’s newsletter: 5 articles, 17 job opportunities and an updated list of upcoming events.
🔎 What I’ve been reading this week
Many times, we optimizers follow the incremental path: make tiny changes and measure the impact. But as Seth Godin explains, there is also an alternative mindset:
Do things that might not work. Develop new assertions. Go past the edges to unexplored territory. Try to figure out why things are the way they are. Fail often. Blaze a trail. After all, it’s a test kitchen, not a Michelin restaurant.
In Avinash Kaushik’s latest newsletter he reflects on how to create this ideal, healthy habitat where data informed decision making can thrive.
I’m sharing four patterns that occur most frequently in non-ideal habitats for data, and data-people. Across those four patterns, I’m sharing six questions to spark introspection and ideas to identify your organization’s specific issues. Fix the four patterns, unlock a difficult to replicate competitive advantage!
Kai Mackie explains how he and his team at Gousto are applying techniques from behavioral science in improving the sign-up flow.
DoorDash’s Assignment team adopted an experiment-driven framework to determine the outcome of any change with scientific precision and run this analysis at scale.
In this article Frank Hopkins will breakdown how to perform a SRM test in Python, as both a post-hoc test and for individual increments throughout your experiment.
🚀 Job opportunities
Are you looking for a new opportunity? There are now 17 open roles on the job board.
This week’s featured jobs:
- Experimentation Expert at ING (Amsterdam, NL)
- VP, Digital Experimentation at Chase (Wilmington DE, US)
- Product Manager, Experimentation at Adyen (Amsterdam, NL)
And did you know? You, as subscriber of this newsletter, can post for free to the job board. Post a job and use this code at the last step: SUBSCRIBER200
📅 Upcoming events
This is a running list of upcoming events:
- Conversion Hotel session with Eden Bidani (Oct 28, online)
- PyData Global (Oct 28-30, online)
- DDMA Dutch CRO Awards (Nov 4, Amsterdam) see nominees
- MIT Conference on Digital Experimentation (Nov 4-5, online)
- CJAM Session with Nathalie Nahai & Bart Schutz (Nov 12, online)
- CJAM Session with Dana di Tomaso & Collin Tate Crowell (Nov 18)
- The Conference formerly known as Conversion Hotel (Nov 19-21, NL)
- CJAM Session with Nir Eyal & Hazjier Pourkhalkhali (Nov 23, online)
- 🆕 Design The Next Step (Nov 25, 2021)
- CJAM Session with Terry Pierelli & Erin Weigel (Dec 2, online)
💬 Quote of the week
“Customers don’t know what they feel, don’t say what they know, and don’t do what they say. Market research is three steps removed from real behaviour.” — David Ogilvy
😉 Fun of the week
if you hope to receive responses to your questions by surveys then you get responses from people who happen to not mind doing surveys — from anyone who throws them in the bin you won’t receive a single data point.
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