Experimental Mind #167

In this week’s newsletter:

  • tips for a better resume
  • first experiments are like pancakes
  • balancing velocity and confidence
  • OKR anti-pattern
  • experimentation in product growth
  • common statistical tests are linear models

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Have a great one this week!

* How to make your resume stand out positively?

Recruiter Mimi VerLoren van Themaat shares four tips.

Your resume is the first image a hiring manager, recruiter, or HR professional sees of you and on which the decision to interview or not is often made.

🔎 Interesting reads you probably missed

Pancakes and experimentation: learning by doing

I have noticed some teams get stuck trying to create the “perfect” first experiment. I think this behavior is counterproductive. We don’t know what we don’t know and won’t know unless we try. … It’s like making a pancake! The first one is always a trash pancake.

Balancing velocity and confidence in experimentation

A successful experimentation paradigm requires one to operate with high trust and high velocity. Unfortunately, those two often compete against each other. Stas Sajin explains how they deal with it at DoorDash.

OKR Anti-pattern: Using measures of system behavior
Measuring the performance of our products and services can easily get confused with measuring our users’ behavior. Here’s how to avoid that.

Leveraging experimentation in product growth

At 7shifts, we believe in Speed as a Habit and that, all things equal, speed is what sets you apart from your competition. To move fast, you need to release features rapidly to learn what works and what doesn’t.

Eppo partners with Snowflake

Experimentation tool Eppo announced that it has partnered with Snowflake.

Common statistical tests are linear models

Lukas Vermeer on LinkedIn: This idea and the clear examples are blowing my mind: “Most of the common statistical models (t-test, correlation, ANOVA; chi-square, etc.) are special cases of linear models or a very close approximation.”

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💬 Quote of the week

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” —Maya Angelou

😄 Fun of the week

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