In the episode we discuss:
- Our general impressions of the book
- The opportunities created by experimentation at work
- The challenges associated with workplace experiments.
The paper Ross G and Owen discussed on the minimum user count for online experiments is (on review) a little vague on what counts as an 'active user', but can be found here: Kohavi, R., Deng, A., Frasca, B., Walker, T., Xu, Y., & Pohlmann, N. (2013, August). Online controlled experiments at large scale. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGKDD international conference on Knowledge discovery and data mining (pp. 1168-1176).
Experimentation Works is available from Amazon and, hopefully at some point in the future, your local bookseller: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Experimentation-Works-Surprising-Business-Experiments/dp/163369710X
Ross G's 'deep cut' was to episode 30 of our show: https://podcast.goodpractice.com/compliance-training-ticking-a-box-or-having-an-impact
The book Ross referenced was The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Professor-Madman-Simon-Winchester/dp/0060175966
The film version of this book, The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson, is streaming now on Amazon Video.
Ross Garner also recommended the FIIT app for yoga: https://fiit.tv/
Shakespeare's quarantined writing efforts have been covered thoroughly in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/mar/22/shakespeare-in-lockdown-did-he-write-king-lear-in-plague-quarantine
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