Experimental Mind #171

Hello! Welcome to this week’s newsletter with a selection of articles, events, and job opportunities, all tailored to the curious and innovative individual. In this edition, you’ll find discussions on the value of talking to customers, the dangers of false predictability, and how to set effective new year’s resolutions.

Enjoy and have a fantastic week!

* How to deal with candidates also talking to others

Recruiter Mimi VerLoren van Themaat: in this candidate-driven market, the chances while interviewing a candidate are high that they are currently also in other processes, perhaps even at your competitor. Three tips on how to deal with this.

🔎 Interesting reads you might have missed

Everyone Must Talk to Customers
Everyone Must Talk to Customersjeffgothelf.com
Whether you’re a leader, engineer or someone else who isn’t usually associated with “getting to know the customer”, there’s no excuse for not talking to your audience.

The Problem of False Predictability
The Problem of False Predictabilityitamargilad.com
Doing hard-to-predict things in a company that demands predictability is a recipe for waste and pain. Product development requires a different path.

Make New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep

It’s that time of year again — when seemingly every advertisement, social media post, or well-meaning loved one is quick to remind you how you’re due for a refresh, a restart, a rebrand. Self-improvement is difficult any time of year, but you may feel extra pressure to embark on a life change at the top of the new year.

🚀 Job opportunities

More than 80 jobs on ExperimentationJobs.com! With new jobs in USA, UK, the Netherlands, France, Australia, Romania and more.

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📞 Schedule a call with me


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📅 Upcoming events

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😄 Fun of the week

Latest cartoon from Marketoonist: Safe is risky.

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