The Right to Experiment

Play, try, fail, learn and find the unexpected solutions for your challenges of tomorrow

Getting serious about experimentation

Sometimes you read posts that you can only reward with a full re-blog, like this one from Seth Godin’s Blog:

“Here’s what doesn’t work: hacking around and ignoring what doesn’t work.

Don't call it an experiment after it failsHere’s what also doesn’t work: doing your best with your work and then dismissing the elements that don’t work as experiments.

The best experiments are experiments on purpose. They are done with rigor and intent. They are measured. They are designed to either fail or create an approach that can be scaled.

Great experimenters measure their results. They probe. They fail on purpose. And when they find something that works, they hand the knowledge over to operators and executors who can scale their work.

You don’t get to call it an experiment after it fails.”

Great advice for all that try to learn by doing!

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This entry was posted on May 31, 2012 by in Good Practices and tagged , .

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