The 42nd Edition - On 1000/X, Win-Win Fallacy & the CIA Guide on How to Sabotage at an Organisation
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There’s a study that shows that debriefing soldiers on wins led to richer discussion and better outcomes. Learning from failure is rare. So, analyse what a team is doing well. (source)
Read: 3 Important Ideas From John Cutler About Strategy at Your Organisation
John Cutler’s writing is much loved by all, but I must confess, sometimes it covers too much ground for one person to connect the dots.
So when John posted a trio of articles about strategy, I jumped at the chance to connect those dots.
Check it out:
Watch: 1000/X Sample Size Heuristic
I found this a super-helpful simplification when deciding how many participants should be in any experiment.
All you need to know if the effect you expect to have in your hypothesis, which also requires you to think about measuring your experiment - and that then gives you the optimal sample size for it.
Try it next week.
It is good for a professional to be reminded that his professionalism is only a husk, that the real person must remain an amateur, a lover of the work.
May Sarton (source)
It’s not data or intuition; it’s data and intuition.
Ivy Ross (source)
The Win-Win Fallacy
Unusually sullen, Seth Godin argues that not everything can be a win-win. Sometimes, someone has to lose. Do you agree? (source)
The CIA Guide on How to Sabotage at an Organisation
Two terrifying realisations:
Such a guide exists;
I’ve seen this happen (hopefully, by chance).
Notice any similarities to what happens in your organisation? I could find a few.
Failure Patterns of Product Teams (most common to least)
The ivory tower
Roller coaster ride
Poor hiring process
The infinite optimizers
Leadership in wrong hands
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