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

Get Away From The Desk!

Every work day I take my lunch and go to the local park. While not everybody may have the luxury of a park near their workplace, everyone does have the luxury of at least one scheduled break time a day. So many times I’ve seen people sitting at their desk with their lunches, scrolling on their Read More

Trying To Keep Up With Everything Is Hard

Time! It is on my mind a lot lately. I’ve got several different projects at work and keeping on top of them is proving challenging. Time constraints! And at home I have a fair amount of studying to do. The Predictive Analytics Nanodegree, for instance. Although I’m prioritising that as it has set deadlines, I’d still Read More

Master Excel Reporting With PowerPivot And CUBE Formulas

Here’s a post for the Excel nerds out there, because this was so helpful to me over the past couple of days that it is worth talking about. For non-Excel nerds, if you work in analysis or reporting, give this post a quick glance at least, you might pick up something useful!

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

Crash Course in Data Science

Data Science is everywhere these days, but what does it mean? It has something to do with Big Data and you hear words like ETL, Visualization, Machine Learning and dashboards thrown around, but from the outside it makes little sense. A little research turns up even more complex results; which language to choose for Data Science, 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