Why You Should Be Experimenting

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D.

Man Perplexed

The human mind is often perplexed and confused by all of the cause-and-effect events happening around us. While the cause of some things is self-evident, others are not. For those that are not, we attempt to manipulate certain causes in an effort to discover what happens to something of interest. If such testing is arbitrary, sporadic and without structure, our conclusions are at risk of being declared true when, in reality, they were false — and vice versa.

However, if we bring scientific order to the ways and means we manipulate and test the speculative causes, we can greatly reduce the risk of drawing false conclusions. The ways and means of scientifically doing this is called “Design of Experiments,” or DOE as it is often referred to. Through the scientific process of DOE we are able to more confidently link potential causes to certain effects.

Thus, we are able to exert better control over the world around us; thereby, giving us the choice to improve the quality of our lives in a more purposeful, deliberate and confident way. Only in this way can we strip our fate from the jaws of perplexity, uncertainty and chaos. When we achieve victory over nature, we can set a course that is of our own choosing.


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About Mikel Harry

Dr. Harry has been widely recognized in many of today's notable publications as the Co-Creator of Six Sigma and the world's leading authority within this field. His book entitled Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations has been on the best seller list of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and Amazon.com. He has been a consultant to many of the world’s top senior executives, such as Jack Welch, former CEO and Chairman of General Electric Corporation. Dr. Harry has also been a featured guest on popular television programs, such as the premier NBC show "Power Lunch." He is often quoted in newspapers like USA Today and interviewed by the media, such as The Economic Times. In addition, Dr. Harry has received many distinguished awards in recognition of his contributions to industry and society. At the present time, Dr. Harry is Chairman of the Six Sigma Management Institute and CEO of The Great Discovery, LLC.
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