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Experimentation Works

Experimentation Works

The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

by Stefan H. Thomke
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/03/2020
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Don't fly blind. See how the power of experiments works for you.

When it comes to improving customer experiences, trying out new business models, or developing new products, even the most experienced managers often get it wrong. They discover that intuition, experience, and big data alone don't work. What does? Running disciplined business experiments. And what if companies roll out new products or introduce new customer experiences without running these experiments? They fly blind.

That's what Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke shows in this rigorously researched and eye-opening book. It guides you through best practices in business experimentation, illustrates how these practices work at leading companies, and answers some fundamental questions: What makes a good experiment? How do you test in online and brick-and-mortar businesses? In B2B and B2C? How do you build an experimentation culture?

Also key is that best practice means running many experiments. Indeed, some hugely successful companies, such as Amazon, Booking.com, and Microsoft, run tens of thousands of controlled experiments annually, engaging millions of users. Thomke shows us how these and many other organisations prove that experimentation provides significant competitive advantage.

Experimentation Works is your guidebook to a truly new way of thinking and innovating.

ISBN:
9781633697102
9781633697102
Category:
Working patterns & practices
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-03-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
235x156mm
Stefan H. Thomke

Author Biography: Stefan H. Thomke, a leading authority on the management of innovation, is the William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

He is the author of Experimentation Matters: Unlocking the Potential of New Technologies for Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press, 2003), as well as over one hundred articles, cases, and notes published in books and journals such as Harvard Business Review, Management Science, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Thomke has chaired numerous executive education programs, both at Harvard Business School and in companies around the world. He is a frequent conference speaker and adviser to global business leaders.

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