Experimental Mind: my Daily Writing experiment

Hey everyone,

This is already week 2 of the new year. I hope you had a great start of 2022. I am challenging myself with a daily writing experiment. And I have already written two short essays (Why I am writing daily & Doing something new? Plan for failure).

If you like to read my next writings (and see if I can stick to this), your best bet is to follow me on Twitter: @kevinanderson

What are you experimenting with in 2022? Hit reply, I would like to know.

ps. don’t forget to check the ‘Excuses to NOT Test’ Calendar 2022 ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿ”Ž What I’ve been reading last week

1. The experimentation process has been overly simplified
1. The experimentation process has been overly simplifiedmedium.com

Bhavik Patel clearly explains why so many ‘experimentation process’ images you see out there, are missing a lot of pieces. And of course, all models are a simplified version of reality, but it can send out the signal to stakeholders that experimentation is just as easy as 1-2-3.

2. The rise and fall of rationality in language [paper]

Fascinating research:

“… over the past decades, there has been a marked shift in public interest from the collective to the individual, and from rationality toward emotion.”

3. Abi Hough's summary of Conversion Hotel 2021

This is a great visual summary of all key notes on CH2021, including mine.

4. Learn how to accelerate innovation with A/B testing

[You can still register] In this class, Ronny Kohavi will teach everything he knows about A/B testing in 5 two hour session, starting on January 31. The first cohort was rated a 4.8 out of 5. If you register via my affiliate link, you will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and you will also support this newsletter. You can register here.

๐Ÿš€ Job opportunities

For many people the Festive Season is a time to think. And reflect on what you want to do in life. Maybe it’s time for a new challenge in your career. If you’re experiencing this, first try to create it in your current role. Otherwise, consider looking for other opportunities. There are plenty of open roles.

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๐Ÿ“… Upcoming events

This is a running list of upcoming events:

Do you know of an event that should be on this list? Let me know.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Quote of the week

This is exactly what I’m doing with my daily writing experiment:

“Test ideas by experiment and observation. Build on those ideas that pass the test. Reject the ones that fail. Follow the evidence wherever it leads. And question everything, including authority. Do these things and the cosmos is yours.โ€ โ€” Ann Druyan

๐Ÿ˜‰ Fun of the week

Shiva Manjunath shared this calendar for 2022:

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๐Ÿ™ Thanks for reading

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Have a great week โ€” and keep experimenting.