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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The best office holiday gift for your boss or coworker

The challenge was finding a gift that was not too showy, but would be remembered. Not too expensive, but display quality. After a lot of thoughtful research, I found a great gift… A pen. No, really, a very cool pen. For starters it’s historical. Pens were given by Presidents George Washington and Harry Truman and also used in Space. Continue reading

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The Business Intelligence Podcast [BIP] – Elasticity

This podcast covers workshifting or telecommuting or working remotely. We explain the economic term elasticity. And we cover the 5 point checklist BEFORE going on vacation Continue reading

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How to be thankful in Black Friday lines

While you’re in line try this activity to make the time pass faster – take each letter of the name of the store and come up with a thing you’re thankful for. We’ll call this the Positive Acronym Game. Continue reading

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