First, I have some personal news: I will leave ING at the end of this month. After over a decade at this great company, this was not a simple decision. But it’s time for a new challenge (more on that another time). It’s time to learn new things and experience another environment.
Which brings me to this week’s newsletter. I have selected: 4 articles, 6 new job opportunities (including my current role) and 2 new events.
🔎 What I’ve been reading this week
They have provided us with new insights about the labour market and shown what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments. Their approach has spread to other fields and revolutionised empirical research.
Scott McDonald nicely formulates why I started this newsletter in the first place: to help and nurture the experimental mind(set).
Where we once rushed to launch, we can now rush to learn. Experimentation as a core business practice and leadership philosophy is exploding.
Oliver Palmer’s rant on the problems with heatmaps. And I must say, I agree.
Website heatmaps are a low effort, low signal waste of time and best avoided in favour of actual research
4. Conversion Hotel 2021 line up is final
This is my favorite event covering everthing on experimentation. Three days on the beautiful island of Texel in the Netherlands, with great people and content. And very excited to be on stage this year. There are still tickets left.
🚀 Job opportunities
This week’s featured jobs … including my previous job:
- Experimentation Expert at ING (Amsterdam, NL)
- Product Manager, Experimentation at Adyen (Amsterdam, NL)
- VP, Digital Experimentation at Chase (Wilmington DE, US)
- Data Product Owner, Customer Experience at Vistaprint (remote EU)
- Data Scientist at Bellingcat (remote EU)
There are more opportunities on the job board, including 5 new ones.
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:
- Mind the Product conference (Oct 21-22, London)
- 🆕 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)
- CJAM Session with Terry Pierelli & Erin Weigel (Dec 2, online)
💬 Quote of the week
“People use statistics as a drunk uses a lamppost — for support rather than illumination” — Andrew Lang (and many others)
😉 Fun of the week
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