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

Timeular First Impressions

You may remember this Kickstarter from a couple years ago: I wanted one for myself for a long time, but sometimes I forgot and sometimes I felt that the price was too steep. I’ve changed my mind about the expense as I’ve been getting frustrated with just HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE regular time-tracking requires. Also I came 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

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

Some Quick Tips For Success With Power Query

PowerQuery is an amazing addition to Excel. It can transform entire columns of data in a couple of clicks. It can unpivot monthly trackers, instantly normalising the data. You can use it to stitch multiple csv/txt files together just by pointing it at a folder. And it can read, import and transform any sheets or tables Read More

How To Manage With Random Tasks Every Week

One of the tools that I found especially useful in my last job was Process Street. It’s great for recurring tasks, but not so much for ad hoc stuff. I didn’t really do enough ad hoc stuff to need a tool that excelled in that area. I think that the routine made me a little complacent. 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