Small Data & Parvenu Analysts

The most exciting Excel workshops that I've taught included having the attendees taking turns plugging their laptops into the projector, and asking for help on some vexing task. These "rodeo sessions" are opportunities for the students to get attention on their real...

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Data Analysts As Unknown Heroes

Next week is the PASS Business Analytics Conference and I did a Meet the Experts interview  that really brought me back to what continues to drive me as an analyst and someone committed to Excel and data literacy: The impact on the people who have to live with the...

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R, Excel and Data in the PDX

Last year I wrote a blogpost describing Excel as the Dennis Rodman of business intelligence tools. In the blogpost I described events where data management and data scientists got together, and Excel skill was welcomed in a very odd way. Like the NBA player, Hall of...

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