I spent some time earlier this year orchestrating a massive experiment for Firefox. We launched a bunch of new features with Firefox 80 and we wanted to understand whether these new features improved our metrics. In the process, I ended up talking with a bunch of Firefox enginee…
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Leading with Data - Cascading Metrics It's surprisingly hard to lead a company with data. There's a lot written about how to set good goals and how to …
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Last week, one of my peers asked me to explain what I meant by "Data Intuition", and I realized I really didn't have a good definition. That's a proble…
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A year or so ago, I read this article about how Wells Fargo ended up in such a mess. If you don't remember, Wells Fargo was opening accounts in their c…
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Every other week, I go through my todo list and decide where I should focus my attention. I review a list of prompts that help me choose important work…
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Economists have a handy phrase to describe a fairly common fallacy: "Post hoc ergo propter hoc" meaning "After, therefore because". Wikipedia has an ex…
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I'm ramping up on a project to understand how Firefox retains users. Right now I'm trying to build some context quickly. For example, what's our monthl…
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