I Underestimated Data Science

I didn’t realise I was going to have to learn Linear Algebra and Calculus for this degree. It was silly of me really to so far underestimate what I would need to learn. From what I had read online, python or r can do all the work for you, you just need to learn the language Read More

Blogs Are Awesome Because…

Blogs are awesome because they can be about anything in the world that you want them to be. My personal blog right here for example, is about Data Science, Business Analysis, Excel and my life. Maybe I could focus on just one topic, but to me that would be dull and you wouldn’t get a flavour Read More

Gitgud At Excel, Fast

Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time should know that I am a whiz at Excel. I have graduated from the Excel guy to analyst now, but for a good few years I was the Excel guy and becoming an analyst has only expanded my Excel skills further. So one thing that Read More

Hello Trello My Old Friend

So a long time ago now, I discovered Trello and became very friendly with it. At the time I was overloaded and disorganised and something had to be done. Trello’s simple card system is like digital Post-Its on a board, and is a great start. However, I didn’t find that it suited routines particularly well. There Read More

I Am Excited For Monday

Today I am not going on holiday. It is not my birthday. I have not won anything. I am not attending a special event. Today I am going back to work, as usual, after the normal weekend off. So why am I excited? Well, I had a very busy week last week, a lot to do Read More

The Death Of The Desktop Is A Tragedy

Something you often notice in modern workplaces is that a lot of people are working from laptops, even when they have a desk and never move it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, portability is inherently useful and more easily allows remote working after all. Remote working is the way to go! But when you have Read More

12 Week Year

At some point over the last couple of years, I came across a book titled The 12 Week Year. I haven’t actually read the entire book unfortunately but I did learn a valuable lesson. Instead of 12 month goals, like New Year’s Resolutions, set yourself 12 week goals. 12 Week Goals vs New Year’s Resolutions With Read More

Good News Everyone!

I got the confirmation today that I would be accepted to join a Data Science Apprenticeship degree. The head of admissions approved me based on my work experience (years of business metrics, Excel and VBA) and self-study (Business Statistics and Advanced Excel)! To clarify, this apprenticeship will be for an actual Bachelor’s degree in Data Science. Read More

Let’s Go Over This One More Time

Many discussions about building good writing habits involve the routine. For some people it’s as simple as sitting down in a particular spot with a hot cup of tea and a biscuit. For others it’s a whole ritual with music, mood lighting, scented candles and preceded by some light meditation. In my case the ritual is Read More

Reflecting On My School Daze

My study space is really taking shape now. Even though it’s basically a corner of the living room and my laptop is set on a dining table. I have a study board with some three-month goals written across it. I have a set of shelves with my study materials on it. And next week I have Read More