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

When Inspiration Rings, Answer The Call

Lately I’ve been thinking about communication and knowledge sharing and collaboration and all that good stuff. These things excite and inspire me and when I express that, I feel great. Unfortunately, my introverted nature coupled with my desire to get everything done right now makes it difficult for me to spend time working on the communication Read More

Lurnin’ Fizix

As I wrote in an earlier post, my wife is studying Physics as her main occupation now. It’s something she has been passionate about for years, but was compelled to stay with medicine until she came here and we figured out how to break her out. Not that medicine isn’t worth following, but if your heart’s Read More

You Should Take A Long Break After Reading This

Giving yourself time to rest and relax is important. Not just time to unwind, but actual quiet time with nothing else happening or being done. I like to take long baths. This quiet time gives my mind the freedom to wander and bring to my attention things that I’ve thought about before, but with added details Read More

Keeping Yourself Sharp

Many years ago I worked in a warehouse, and in one of my many roles there I was working on a sorting station. This involved scanning barcodes of products from one container to another. It was boring, time-consuming work and you couldn’t just churn through it and take off for a break! More containers could turn Read More

Writing About Not Knowing What To Write About

Even though I’ve been blogging for almost a year now, it’s still pretty tricky to think of something to write every day. Whenever I bring up this topic with my wife, her response is “do you really need to write every single day?”, to which my answer is no, not really. But do I want to Read More

The Early Birds Are Good For Your Mind

Since the beginning of January this year, my wife and I have been getting ourselves up early every day to see what all the fuss was about. At first it was pretty difficult, but as we’ve adjusted by going to bed earlier and getting into the routine of things, it’s become easier and easier.

How Complicated Is Linear Regression Really?

For the last few months, I’ve been looking at linear regression and trying to understand what it is and why it appears so much in business analytics courses. It has something to do with mathematics and statistics, but the only word that I really understood in it was linear. I’m still not sure I understand it Read More

The Paradox Of Automation

Followers of this blog will probably recall how big a fan I am of automating work. VBA is most often my tool of choice, and I would use it to fetch various files, dump them into templates, copy the converted outputs and post them into a central file to then automatically output reports from that can Read More

Shedding The Excel Guy Image

This weekend my goal is to shed the Excel guy image by developing proper analyst skills. Excel skills are something I don’t worry about too much any more, as I’ve got my usage of formulas, charts, VBA and pivot tables to a degree where I can do pretty much whatever I want within Excel. The next Read More