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Chandoo:  “It’s 46 miles to Uniontown, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a stack of Excel books, it’s overcast, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

Rob:  “Hit it.”

Hitting the Road.  Holding a Mini-Summit.

Chandoo and I are jumping in the car this afternoon for a short journey down I-77 to a place MrExcel calls home.  Well, at least, that’s where Bill lives and works today.  He is, sadly, moving to Florida this summer.  (The second friend of mine to leave Ohio for Florida since I moved here – traitors! Smile)

This is going to be fun, having the three of us in one place like this.  But I’m a little bummed that we couldn’t get a good picture of us sitting IN the car.  There was too much glare on the windshield.

Otherwise, we were prepared to re-enact this classic scene:


Me, Chandoo, and Bill in One Place?  Serious Stuff?  Maybe.

When a bunch of Excel “heavies” get together like this for a day, you might think the gathering looks like this:


Sometimes, that’s true.  But they just as often turn out more like the barbecue scene from Mystery Men:


I’m interested to see which way today goes Smile

Rob Collie

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

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  1. I’m just getting to grip with Powerpivot (exciting stuff ) but to find someone who LOVES Excel AND MOVIES….yikes – a dream come true!! And as for the two pictures above, well I reckon the first one is at the beginning of the day and then after 5 hours of Excel – that’s them at the end 🙂 . Looking forward to getting your book

      1. Got your book yesterday via Kindle and I’m loving it so far. I teach Excel and while pivot tables are one of my favourite features – more and more my students are coming in with huge files and I feel really excited about getting to grips with Power Pivot and letting them see how powerful it is. Really enjoy your writing style…and I hope your sessions with Chandoo go really well. 🙂 I’m a fan of his work as well and once I start teaching PowerPivot – plan to send my students here to learn as well 🙂 thank you …

  2. You guys are on a mission from God. I hate Illinois Nazi’s. 4 whole chickens and a coke also dry white toast

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