Survey Says: Big Data, We Have Some Work to Do.

I recently read, per the tweeted recommendation of Secret Life of Pronouns author James Pennebaker, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.  See Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s book Everybody Lies. Best #bigdata/#language book in years. Must read for #socialpsychology #economics — James W Pennebaker (@jwpennebaker) June 2, […]

What The Story of Polaroid Taught Me About Innovation

It’s been quiet on the blog — I have been hard at work in graduate school.  Fortunately, my program emphasizes topics like innovation and design thinking, ideas that are rife with applications to everyday life. And, over my 4th of July break I ran into a wonderful case study of design and innovation in Christopher Bonanos’s Instant: […]

Review: Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies

“Hey, George. We have this spreadsheet we use to create our financial models. It is really complex.  Some nights when we need to get projections to the CFO the model breaks and we are here until 11pm. It is really complex. (I already heard that, thank you!) Think you can look at it?” Every analyst […]

The Real World: Excel Challenge Edition

Subscribe and get more tips for the awesome analyst. Plus, your free ebook. I’ve been reading Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career, a combination memoir/self-help book  from the “Intern Queen,” Lauren Berger. Ever see something in a book that makes you empathize and […]

Shiny Data Syndrome

I’ve been reading Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start 2.0. It’s a great read not just for start-up entrepreneurs but, as the title says, for “anyone starting anything.” This quote in particular got my attention. Sounds like shiny object syndrome Ever heard of shiny object syndrome? Seduced by a new project, nothing is ever […]