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What areas of Excel scare you most? [survey]

Published on Nov 1, 2013 in Learn Excel
What areas of Excel scare you most? [survey]

Yesterday was Halloween. To our readers who are not familiar with it, ‘Halloween is a colorful festival with lots of costumes, scary stories, theme parties and trick-or-treating, celebrated on 31st October, every year.” I have never celebrated Halloween as it is an unknown tradition in India where I live. But that is no excuse. Especially when the celebration calls for colorful clothes, scary themed houses and shrieking kids.

Of course, we are not going to have a traditional Halloween. Because,

  • At our house, we use pumpkins to make sambar, not lights
  • The only ones with costumes in our house are my kids.
  • If I send my kids for trick or treat, they will get neither.

So that brings us to the only part of Halloween that I can celebrate. Telling scary stories.

So lets talk about the stuff that scares us. But bear in mind that I am not interested in that time when you & your cousin went camping and stumbled in to an abandoned log cabin to discover the …Save it for real Halloween.

We want to talk stuff that scares you in Excel of course.

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What are best Excel interview questions? [survey]

Published on Sep 27, 2013 in interviews, Learn Excel

Hello folks…

Time for a fun & useful survey. This time lets talk about Excel Interview Questions.

Many of you are silently becoming awesome in Excel, data analysis, charting, dashboard reporting, VBA, Power Pivot and business skills, thanks to all the time you spend on Chandoo.org. I am sure there will be a day in near future, when you have to face another interview and be selected for a challenging, fun & high paying role.

Likewise, there is also a significant portion of you who are too good in your job that you will become a senior manager, VP or CXO, or better still start your own business. When the tables have turned, you will be the one looking for smart, dedicated, talented and fun individuals to join your team and make you look even more awesome.

So my question for both prospective interviewees and wannabe Excel pros,

According to you, what are the best Excel interview questions?

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What is your favorite feature of Excel? [poll]

Published on Apr 5, 2013 in Learn Excel
What is your favorite feature of Excel? [poll]

Its Friday, time for another poll.

This weeks topic is inspired from a discussion Jordan started in our forums.

I will go first.

My favorite features are,

Conditional formatting: Quickly highlight something that is not alright (or meets conditions), see trends with data bars or heat maps.
Pivot tables: Turn data in to understandable information with just a few clicks. When combined with slicers & conditional formats, becomes very powerful.
Formulas: Ofcourse, with out formulas, Excel would be a glorified notepad!

What about you? What are your favorite features in Excel? Go ahead and share with us by posting a comment.

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Please take our readership survey and help me make you awesome in 2013 [Surveys]

Published on Jan 2, 2013 in blogging

Hi friends & readers of Chandoo.org

I hope you had a fantastic start to 2013. Mine was awesome so far.

This year, I am even more committed to making you awesome in what you do. As a first step, I have created a small survey to know how we can help you better this year.

Please take our 2013 readership survey [takes less than 5 mins to answer]

That is all for now. Wishing you an awesome, Excellent new year 2013.

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Please help me design our new product: Vitamin XL

Published on Oct 19, 2012 in Learn Excel, products
Please help me design our new product: Vitamin XL

Hello friends, fans & well wishers of Chandoo.org,

I am happy to announce about our new product – Vitamin XL, a membership program for you. I want to make sure that Vitamin XL offers you the best possible features & value. I need your help in designing this product. Please read this short article and give me your feedback.
What is Vitamin XL?
Just like vitamins you give you strength and health, Vitamin XL ups your Excel mojo, gives you new ideas & powers. Here is what I have in mind:

Vitamin XL is a membership program with 3 distinct benefits

  1. Excel Training
  2. Excel Resources
  3. Excel user community
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Do you work on Excel? How much salary you make? [Surveys]

Published on May 25, 2012 in Learn Excel
Do you work on Excel? How much salary you make? [Surveys]

Ever wondered how much your Excel skills are worth?

Here is 2 step procedure to find out.
1) Complete this survey. Tell me how much you make & what you do.
2) Wait for a week and we will tell you how much Excel professionals are earning all over the world :)

PS: You can be anonymous.

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Do you use Pivot Tables? What do you use them for & where do you struggle [Survey]

Published on Mar 2, 2012 in Pivot Tables & Charts

If you like to analyze data, then you would fall in love with Pivot Tables on first sight. Pivot tables are a powerful, dead-simple & lovely way to play with your data, automate your reports and save time. That said, not all of us know how to use them or how to get them to […]

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What is one area of Excel you want to learn more? [Survey]

Published on Dec 2, 2011 in Learn Excel
What is one area of Excel you want to learn more? [Survey]

It is almost weekend. Today we (Jo and I) are going to watch a cricket match being played in Vizag. We are pretty excited as this is the first time we are watching a match in stadium. So, let keep this light and fun. I want to know What is one area of Excel you […]

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Tell us what you would like to learn in our Excel for PMs course [Survey]

Published on Oct 25, 2011 in products, Project Management
Tell us what you would like to learn in our Excel for PMs course [Survey]

Few days ago, we announced about our upcoming Excel for PMs course. Quite a few of emailed me and told that you are looking forward for this.

Today I want to share our preliminary agenda for this course and take your help in fine-tuning it.

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Do you want to attend an Excel Workshop in Singapore? [Survey]

Published on Jun 3, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Training Programs
Do you want to attend an Excel Workshop in Singapore? [Survey]

I have happy news for you.

Paramdeep (from Financial Modeling School) and I am going to organize an Excel Workshop in Singapore during first (or second) week of July.

We want to know if you are interested in this. So please take a few minutes and go thru this small post.

Who is this workshop for?

If you are a financial or business analyst, this workshop is for you. We will be discussing various Excel & Financial Modeling topics during the 12 hour workshop (spread across 2-3 days)

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Are You Ready for Online VBA Classes? I need your help!

Published on Apr 18, 2011 in personal, VBA Macros
Are You Ready for Online VBA Classes? I need your help!

Many of you have emailed and asked me, “Chandoo, can you help us learn VBA too? Just like you do with Excel.”

Well, as flattering as those requests were, the fact is, I was lousy at VBA. Well, I used to be very good at Visual Basic, back in the college days. But my programming skills have rusted over the years as I did very little coding. I guess, I have become a business-guy. So it took me time to re-learn VBA. And now, I am happy to announce that We are ready to start our very first batch of VBA Class.

But, before we start, I need some help from you. I want to know what is it that you want to learn, so that we can design the course curriculum & methodology around your needs.

So please take a few minutes and complete this survey:

click here to the survey.

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Announcing Dashboard Week – Submit your entries now!

Published on Mar 21, 2011 in blogging, Charts and Graphs
Announcing Dashboard Week – Submit your entries now!

Hello there,

I am glad to announce this week (21-25 March, 2011) as Dashboard Week on Chandoo.org
What happens in Dashboard Week?
As you can guess, during this week, I will be posting exclusively about Excel Dashboards. This is the tentative agenda … []

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Excel Teens are out to get you & Other findings from our Survey

Published on Feb 25, 2011 in Charts and Graphs
Excel Teens are out to get you & Other findings from our Survey

Our of curiosity and fun I asked you “how long have you been using Excel?”. I was overwhelmed by the response we got to this simple question. More than 437 people responded with their comments, stories and enthusiastic responses. Thank you so much.

It would taken me more time to make the charts and understand the data. But thanks to Hui, who volunteered to tabulate all the survey data in a simple CSV.

Shown above is a chart I came up with based on the data. Read the rest of the post to understand the survey results and view more charts. Also, you can download the excel workbooks and original data set to play.

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How to Visualize Survey Results using Incell Panel Charts [case study]

Published on Apr 1, 2010 in Charts and Graphs, Featured, Learn Excel
How to Visualize Survey Results using Incell Panel Charts [case study]

A panel chart (often called as trellis display or small-multiples) shows data for multiple variables in an easy to digest format. It lets users compare in any way and draw conclusions with ease.

Today, I want to discuss how the principles of panel chart can be applied to visualize a complex set of survey results. For this we will use the recent survey conducted by Gartner on how various customers use BI (Business Intelligence) tools.

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How do you consolidate data from multiple sheets in to one? [open thread]

Published on Feb 19, 2010 in Excel Howtos
How do you consolidate data from multiple sheets in to one? [open thread]

Long time PHD reader and mother of a lovely kid, Michelle, sent me a question in email that provoked me to write this post, I was wondering how to tabulate large amount of information gathered through surveys. Where I work customers are constantly handed survey sheets in order for us to measure how the service […]

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