Welcome to my blog

This blog starting out being about the books I wrote for ExpressionEngine. Now, the posts are more likely to be focused on my career in the world of Business Intelligence. My plan is not to get too technical, as there are hundreds of people with far more technical knowledge than me. Rather, I plan to talk more 'big picture' about Business Intelligence (especially self-service BI), work-life balance and other digestible topics. Enjoy!

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Simple Math (13th April 2014)

If you thought simple math was hard, you're not alone. Indeed, you might be surprised to know that Excel agrees with you.

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Madison Modern Excel User Group Inaugural Meeting (28th March 2014)

This month I became an accidental Modern Excel User Group Organizer...

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Keeping Quiet Busy (26th March 2014)

I spent a lot of time keeping quiet about what I'm working on, but that doesn't mean I'm not busy.

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Microsoft Power BI Demo Contest (28th January 2014)

I entered a competition to show off the capabilities of Power BI in Excel 2013.

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Quick Explore in Excel 2013 (18th November 2013)

I have a tendency to ignore new features in software until I know I need them. This rarely works out for me because until I know what the feature does, how will I know if I will need it?

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End of October (1st November 2013)

I've been keeping busy.

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2013 Goal Update (2nd October 2013)

It's more than half-way through the year, and I've decided to abandon my 2013 goals.

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FoxPASS (9th August 2013)

On Wednesday I drove up to Appleton, WI to present at FoxPASS on pivot tables. This was my first time visiting a user group outside Madison as a guest presenter and I was excited.

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Pivot Tables (27th July 2013)

Pivot tables are a key part of true self-service Business Intelligence in a Microsoft-based BI organization. They basically allow you unfettered access to all the data in a cube while working completely within Excel.

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Readability (18th July 2013)

Do you write readable code? Are you sure? The chances are, unless you're me, you don't.

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