Category Archives: Purpose

Avoiding Change in Your Job?

“I don’t want things to change.” Many of us feel that way about relationships, jobs, family relations. So the questions I have are these: Continue reading

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2011 Was About Changing Your Mind

2011 was about changing your mind. Why the change? What happened that caused this change? Are we getting to a point in business where we’re being transparent with our customers, and as a result we see what’s normally been discussed behind closed doors? Continue reading

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For my birthday I want…

What if your boss asked you what you wanted for your birthday? It might be time to keep a list of business wishes, and work then into some goal setting process. Continue reading

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OLAP – The Business Intelligence Podcast [BIP]

This podcast can be found in iTunes by searching for “Business Intelligence Podcast” in this 22 minute show we cover: How to better present your purpose by switching the order, how OLAP can unclutter your job, and how we saved someone’s life by figuring out how to count colored rows in Excel. Continue reading

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Confounded new tool, Whippersnappers, and why the new Excel is great!

Change is hard for people. People spend over half of their energy just trying to keep things the same. Then came “the new” Excel. Here are our favorite new features.. Continue reading

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Business Reporting Requirements Gathering

For 10 years, I’ve been building reports for Finance, Operations, Accounting, Marketing, Mid-level Managers, Executives, and some just for myself. This is the typical checklist I go through for reports Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone

I broke my own rule this week. In a moment of desperation I began plugging values into cells, sorting and sifting through data trying to get this data table populated. It was brutal. Luckily, I’ve built enough procedures and processes that this type of thing doesn’t happen often. But it reminds me of the purpose of this site Continue reading

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Welcome to the Business Intelligence Reporting Community

We are committed to teaching you; the best business practices, strategies for managing data (saving you time and frustration), and how to give your reports a competitive edge. Continue reading

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