Author Archives: admin

After the Olympics

For months/years you put every moment you can into training. Early mornings, while the kids are sleeping, late night when you have an understanding spouse, or maybe it’s just the sole focus of your life, but either way you’ve been training for the Olympics. Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices | Leave a comment

My Presentation at Empower 2016

Deciding what level of detail to create in your QuickBase tables can make a huge difference in how you create, update, and delete records. You have choices, but many don’t know what those choices are and what are the consequences are. Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Communication, Presentations, Video | Leave a comment

5 Essentials for Every Manager

Managers and leaders must acknowledge that the world is ever-changing and that we all have something to learn each and every day. Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Communication | Leave a comment

How to learn a vlookup in Excel in 90 seconds

I find that for Business Intelligence professionals, this is really a gatekeeper formula. If you know this formula, you are welcomed into the fold. this might be an easy link to send to those you are tired of training Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A good chart can “land” you the client, separate you from other vendors, or make your message to management extremely persuasive. Some people have an intuitive eye for what looks good, but when we see someone put a bunch of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to impress your boss in two steps

The boss has a job to do and work to get done. If he/she solves the biggest problems and moves the organisation on strategically with a great team around him he gets promoted. Your own promotions will depend on how … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Increase Your New Years Resolutions with One Simple Trick

I love that John Lennon song that says, “so what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun.”  Seems every year you have goals that you think about and plan for but quickly forget.  How many … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Checklist for Going on Vacation

I had a week vacation coming and wasn’t sure “exactly” what week I was going to take. In the rush to get out of the office I didn’t cover everything I should have. That following Monday, I missed a meeting and had my boss ask me about deadlines. I and even had some colleagues from Scotland call me while I was making breakfast for my kids. I realized that I should have had this checklist. Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices | 10 Comments

Arbitrage – The Business Intelligence Podcast [BIP]

(File size: 15 Mbs, Show Length: 16 minutes) Awesome theme show music by: Matt West – “Let’s Move” Show Notes: I am amazed at how people will think something is impossible at work.  Everything is do-able when you break it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

More than one way to save in Excel

I’ve heard that Microsoft Excel built in so many redundant processes, in an effort to make it easy for anyone to find a way to perform a function, that any function can be done eight ways.? So I was thinking … Continue reading

Posted in Excel | 2 Comments