Category Archives for Career

Broken Psychology

The Broken Psychology of Excel Professionals

I have a lot of experience of working with Analysts, Accountants, Controllers, Project Managers, Management Consultants etc. During my 12-year career, I’ve worked directly in those roles; I’ve worked

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Use The Seinfeld Strategy To Have Your Best Year

I’ve talked before about one of the best sitcoms ever written and of course the man behind it, comedian Jerry Seinfeld. An interviewer once asked Seinfeld how he became the best comedian in the world

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This Excel Function will make you a Better Project Manager

Now, for folks who work with Excel on a daily basis, you’ve been pushing cells and deleting sheets for a while now, your colleagues know you’re a clever dick (stop sniggering) and you’ve decided

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Why The Most Successful Professionals are like Snipers

Pretty much NO excuse required for me to quote from The Dark Knight movies… It’s a powerful quote during a a fight where Bane just toys with Batman and defeats him.  “You fight like a young man,

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Pretty Excel Charts

Why Pretty Excel Charts are Pretty Silly

I was 28 years old and working in Banking Operations at the Royal bank of Scotland, one of the biggest Banks in the world. We had some executives coming from the US and they wanted to discuss the progress

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How Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Will Make You Mediocre

Rick and Shane were highly respected members of their community. The time was coming for one of them to step up and take over as leader. So, the community elders proposed a challenge that would determine

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How I used Excel to get a Wife

‘The joy of having great Excel skills is it makes for more interesting problem solving’. That’s what people obsessed with becoming Excel experts will say. Well, I used to think like that and

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Excel mastery from a Basketball legend

In 1980 a 19 year old African American boy in Oak Cliff, one of the poorest parts of Dallas Texas, bought a gun from a pawn shop and contemplated whether he should hold it to his head and

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8 things I do that have given me massive career progression

One of the most popular questions I get asked from people is how do I get ‘so’ much done. There’s my day job, the blog/newsletter, guiding my online and offline students, wrestling

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The hierarchy of investing in yourself

Stocks, shares, property, what to invest in? Choices, choices. My answer, forget about them. For now. They need to be low down the priority order because their returns are quite passive

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