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!
Is your dashboard a vanity dashboard? How can you tell?
Never type in a demo.
Ever since I started doing technical presentations, I've heard that advice. After all, typing is error-prone. If your demo fails because you missed a semi-colon or spelled a word incorrectly, it can be very stressful. Especially with dozens of eyes watching you as you sit there, flustered, trying to figure out what is wrong.
One version of the truth is a pipe dream, but a data warehouse does help.
Why support remote workers?
As often seems to be the case with data, the question I ended up answered was not the question I started out with.
I've said this before and I'll say this again: Actionability is key.
Innovation is a big buzzword in business today. But what's better for your career? Inventing something new or improving something that already exists?
If you thought simple math was hard, you're not alone. Indeed, you might be surprised to know that Excel agrees with you.
This month I became an accidental Modern Excel User Group Organizer...
I spent a lot of time keeping quiet about what I'm working on, but that doesn't mean I'm not busy.