…or a more boring title would be “Survey Results.”
Because that’s what today is all about.
I want to thank everyone who took my crazy little survey last week. 47 people filled it out, and the 23rd person (you know who you are) was randomly selected by random.org to receive my copy of Rework by Jason Fried.
I learned one thing right away by doing this survey: I should use Qualtrics for my next survey (the website I used for my Perfect Woman survey). It takes more time to make, but it lets people see how their results compare to everyone else at the end of the survey. There’s something each of us that (a) wants to feel like we got the “right” answer, validating our humanity, and (b) wants to be unique on some questions, validating our individuality. I took that away from all of you, and it won’t happen again.
The other thing I learned is that a free book isn’t enough to get people to forward a survey to their friends. I’m really, really interested in this. What would it have taken (and it may not have anything to do with the prize) for you to forward this survey to friends and coworkers?
The good news is that you’re all normal. Well, all but two of you (apparently almost everyone would use PowerPoint for a presentation). For many of the questions, there are no outliers, no strong results. Here are the most interesting answers that stood out:
Here are some other interesting results:
I know, it’s a lot of data. Does it mean anything? With a sample size that small, probably not. I’m much more interested in cross-calibrating the successful and unsuccessful “roles” that people indicated at the beginning of the survey with all of their answers. At this point I’m not quite sure how to do that without doing it manually, but I’ll figure it out.