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Episode 6: 🎙 Seth Hodgson! Being Curious and Humble, Experimentation & Instrumentation

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Join us for happy hour in your sweatpants! This episode is a special one: our first interview. And what an interview to kick things off with one of our favorite people, Seth Hodgson! Seth is someone we’ve learned a lot from, and we’re looking forward to sharing what we’ve learned from him, with all of you! 🎉

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✍🏾 Show Notes

3:12 Seth’s early career milestones

10:43 Seth’s current career

The Art of Product Management 👩🏻‍🎨

13:13 What product management done well looks like

19:42 Things PMs do that drive Seth crazy

25:39 The skills of successful PM and PM-led teams

Experimentation 🧪

36:25 A Seth-style primer on experimentation

43:59 When to use Bayesian inference vs Frequentist (Null Hypothesis)

50:18 Common pitfalls of experimentation & product management

56:34 What is MDE and why you should care

1:00:56 Advice & resources for PMs starting out with experimentation

Instrumentation

1:04:16 Seth’s primer on instrumentation

1:11:07 What the hell is Event Storming & when is it useful

1:20:27 Common pitfalls of self-service analysis tools

1:24:14 Seth’s parting thoughts about metrics & just being a cool human PM


Resources referenced in this episode

Find Seth on LinkedIn

MDE Calculator:  https://www.evanmiller.org/ab-testing/sample-size.html  

Seth’s book reco for PMs starting out with Experimentation: Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments

Seth references Ray Dalio’s: Principles in his parting thoughts on metrics 


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