Course Launch: What I Wish I’d Known

I am so pleased to announce that I’ve launched my course, Hired with Excel: What Every Analyst Needs to Know. This is a long time coming. I thought, brainstormed, and procrastinated over the past few months. At times I felt like the starving artist who had spent decades crafting the perfect novel. I thought it would […]

Branding Bean-counters

I’ve been reading Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares.  I heard Weinberg on the James Altucher Show and was compelled to read his book. It’s incredible that Weinberg could take on the mighty Google and do it without tracking customers, a main strategy for the search giant.  But what could I […]

Niche, but Not Unique

Recently I wrote a post about how creativity isn’t so important as being helpful to your audience. I write in part for self-help. My own post showed me how I’d been doing something wrong.  All Hearts, No Action I write on Excel, data analysis, and other topics for analysts. Finding a platform is key to a growing blog. I thought […]

Want a Better Network? Start Writing.

I thought of networking as a dichotomy — either I was out with one of Cleveland’s various YP groups or secluded at home. Event-based networking was a huge goal. I even wrote a book about it.  I still believe it’s important to build a network in person, but I no longer see a night at home […]