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Happier Paths

The Science and Chemistry of High Performing Teams, Enduring Products and Everlasting Customers

About the Book

Organizations famously stifle their teams' problem-solving ingenuity, and in this book I shine a light on how we can optimize our organizations to truly thrive, innovatively. With the risk of failure of a single problem-solution being so high, we must empower our teams with a richer capability to try and learn from a wide gamut of possibilities when it comes to solving the problems we bring to the innovators we hire and invest in. Failure is often glorified as the way forward, but alluring as failure might be, failure alone is not enough. Failing mindfully is the way forward. We don't learn from failure. We learn from continuous reflection on those failures.

The scientific method suggests hypotheses cannot be proven, and must be falsifiable. If you aren't running experiments to test hypotheses and test your way to the right product, you should be. If you are experimenting, but more than half of your experiments are successful, that's probably not how you should be designing experiments, or perhaps you're measuring the wrong metrics. Plan to fail, then plan to iterate or pivot. Better yet, let's setup our organizations and our teams in a way that's optimized for a high throughput of asynchronous failure-driven learning and innovation.

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Table of Contents

    • Book Formatting
    • Help Shape This Book
    • Share Your Story
    • Receiving Your Perks
    • Upgrading Your Perks
    • Contacting Scott
  • The Happy Path
    • Making Dream Teams a Reality
  • Value is a Moving Target
  • The Learning-Immersed Product Organization
  • Challenges to Overcome
    • Human Nature
    • Human Effort and Work Ethic
    • Ego and Righteousness
  • Team Design and Maturity
    • The Importance of Self-Selection for Team Formation
    • Team Chemistry
  • Product Maturity
  • High Performance Mindset
    • Belief Systems and Shifts
    • What’s Needed to Shift Beliefs
  • Team Agency and Autonomy
  • Maximizing Value Delivery
    • Grander Possibilities
    • Seeing What’s Possible
    • Focusing on the Customer
    • Constantly Evolving
    • Experimentation Culture
    • Wide-Not-Deep Exploration
    • Mindset, Talent and Capabilities
  • Margin to Explore
  • Experiment Design
  • A Different Kind of Axe
  • Truly Balanced Teams
    • The Ideal Balance of Talent
    • An Intentional Imbalance of Output
  • Product Design and Maturity
  • Product Endurance Model
  • Catalyzing Change
    • Shifting Beliefs
  • Bias for Action

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