Writing formulas is the number one Microsoft Excel skill that decision makers need to know. Formulas give Excel its power and flexibility. They let you answer the questions you want to ask, which usually go beyond adding columns of numbers or making charts of a bunch of data. Don’t freak out with memories of high … Continue reading Excel formulas. No, you don’t need to be a math geek.
As a decision maker, you need much more than pretty graphs of static data. You need to think about the future. You need to compare alternatives. You need to customize spreadsheets to help you think about your specific questions. You don’t need WordArt or conical column charts. You need quick answers to ever-changing questions. You … Continue reading Excel essentials for every decision maker
As a decision-maker, you probably see a lot of Excel charts. They may be produced by people who work for you . This often takes the form of a dashboard that summarizes the current status. Because of this, you probably think of Excel as a tool for “number crunchers” or “bean counters.” These are the … Continue reading Excel: It’s not just for bean counters anymore
The title is a quote from my late father, who would use it when I was a kid to get us moving. It was only as an adult, recalling this command, that I got to wondering about it. It made no sense. Why would anybody want to do something wrong? Well, my father was in … Continue reading Do Something Even if It’s Wrong