Hired with Excel: Observations, Caveats, Etc…

This is a preview of my course, “Hired with Excel: What Every Analyst Needs to Know.” Learn more at georgejmount.thinkific.com, or subscribe to my newsletter for your free companion ebook.  In this video I reflect on some common feedback and observations about the course. Topics covered: How is learning Excel like reading the internet? What […]

So, you want to work in hospital administration?

It’s a slow week, the last week of the year. Time to break down gift boxes, heat up leftovers, and reflect on the year gone by. It seems like a lifetime ago that I left my job at a hospital to begin the PhD program, but it was really just a few months ago.  Fortunately, […]

Russ Ackoff, Modern Management, And You The Analyst

Russell Ackoff (1919-2009) One of my (many) writing assignments this semester is to write a biosketch of a prominent information systems theorist.  I am finding a lot to respect in Russ Ackoff, my figure. I chose him because an assigned paper of his resonated with me, and because he had spent some time teaching at […]

Focus! Why “I Need to Learn Excel” Isn’t Enough

I love teaching people Excel, because I know how much it can help people at the office. People often approach me with the request: “Teach me Excel!” This attitude is great, but it’s important to begin with the end in mind. I have tried to keep my blog and products in a very specific framework […]

Slideshare Course Preview: “Hired with Excel: The Essential Guide to Interviews”

You’re scheduled to interview for a job whose description calls for “advanced Excel skills.” You’ve used Excel for basic data entry… but what the heck is a PivotTable?n How the heck are you going to get this job now? Consider this course your interview prep power hour, with high-quality videos and downloadable slides to help […]