I’m really excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Microsoft offices in Manhattan Monday evening next week! Talk starts at 6 PM and we have the room until 8:30 PM, so there will be plenty of…
***UPDATE: Window Extended!
I think I can leave the “get your name in the book” offer open until the weekend. See this post.
You may have noticed a certain absence over the past couple weeks. David Churchward has been on quite a run of guest posts, and that is no accident. He’s been keeping things afloat here for me, as a HUGE favor, while I finish the book.
It was time
Yes, the book. One that captures the essential lessons that I’ve informally recorded and scattered on the blog over the years in random order. One that sequences all of those lessons properly, explains them more fully than the blog, and forces me to not cut corners. One that captures the way I teach when I train people onsite. Ideally, one that helps the Excel Pro in particular make the transition from Excel Pro to All-Out Data Monster.
I’ve been thinking about this forever. Hey, it’s always sounded like a great idea. But it’s one thing to think about it and another to actually do it. I actually started over New Year’s this past January, but then shelved it as things got hectic at work. Well… August rolled around, things were STILL hectic at work, and then I noticed THIS on Amazon… “rut roh Shaggy.”
WAIT! If you want to pre-order, do it Wednesday, and I’ll put your name in the book
(See below for details)
At the beginning of August, the release date was listed as September 1st. It was quite the wakeup call .
Plus, this is being published by Bill Jelen’s Holy Macro Press. It’s a Mr. Excel title! Bill has been fantastically helpful to me in this whole process, dating back to last calendar year. Thou shalt not let down Mr. Excel! So again, yeah, it was time.
I’ve been heads-down ever since, and the process is now happily in its final phases. The book will be released Nov 10.
150 Pages? Bah.
Yeah it’s listed at 150. That was the estimate that I submitted nearly a year ago. Then I dug in and quickly started realizing that I needed to exceed it.
Today Post Delayed, NOT Cancelled, Due to Weather
Yesterday I left Baltimore BWI airport at 11 am heading back to Cleveland. Like basically all of the East Coast air travelers yesterday afternoon though, I never made it home.
I spent the night in Queens, New York.
So today’s post probably won’t be done until tomorrow, realistically.
In the meantime, here were my attempts last night to make the best of the situation in my usual way – with off-kilter humor:
Even though it is still open, the one-question poll results have stabilized. In fact, the percentages were pretty stable even from the beginning. When I first “opened” the blog more than two years ago, the readership was overwhelmingly “BI” plus…
***UPDATE: Results summary here. Gonna do something a little different today. Blog traffic has been spiking quite a bit and I want to confirm or dispel a theory. So let’s keep it simple. A one-question survey. What’s your background?
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