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Back after a while & 3 announcements



Hello awesome folks. It has been a while since I posted on Chandoo.org. And there is a reason for that. As you may know, recently (on October 12th) a category 3 cyclone (hurricane) passed thru our city devastating trees, power lines, cellular towers, old houses & roads on its way. This means our family was left without power, water, telephone and internet for almost 10 days. Early last week we got power & water. Then slowly the internet started working too. (more on this here)

I am swimming thru heaps of email & backlog work. Thanks to everyone who emailed me with kind thoughts, prayers and love. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for having you in my life.

I am really glad to be back online, sharing my stories, knowledge & tips with you all.

As it has been a while, I want to share a few quick announcements first.
The VLOOKUP Book - comprehensive guide to Excel lookup formulas - chandoo

#1 – The VLOOKUP Book Anniversary

Around this time last year, I published my first book – The VLOOKUP Book. As the name suggests, it’s a comprehensive guide to Excel lookup formulas. We sold more than 1300 copies of this book in first year. And the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with many 5* ratings on Amazon.

To celebrate the first anniversary of this book, I am running a VLOOKUP Sale on 30th & 31st of this month (Thursday & Friday). In this 2 day sale:

  • You get 50% discount on The VLOOKUP Book
  • You get 25% discount on The VLOOKUP Book + Video combo pack.
  • Remember, the sale starts on 30th October morning (Japan time) and ends on 31st October midnight (Pacific time)

To avail this sale, just go to The VLOOKUP Book page.

#2 – Introducing ready to use Dashboard Templates from Chandoo.org

This is the top most request from our customers & readers. A ready to use dashboard template that is easy, intuitive & awesome. So during the cyclone inflicted downtime, I created a set of ready to use dashboard templates. I am still polishing the product. This will launched on 13th of November (Thursday).

This is how our templates can help you:

  • Type your data and generate beautiful dashboards. That simple.
  • Generate 9 different dashboards from one set of data. Click & choose what you want.
  • Customize with ease. Change currency codes, financial year starts etc.
  • Build your own calculations and the template displays them just as beautifully.
  • Ready to show, ready to print, ready to publish – All in one awesome bundle.
  • Save time & worry about things that matter.

Here is a sneak-peek (click on it to enlarge):

Ready to use KPI Dashboard Template - Chandoo.org - Coming in November 2014

#3 – 50 Ways to Analyze Data – Coming in Jan 2015

Last month I asked you to tell me the challenges you face when analyzing data. Based on all your feedback, I am designing an analytics course to help you most. It is 15% done. I will be completing rest of the course development during November & December.

50 Ways to Analyze your data - Online course from Chandoo.org - Become Awesome in Excel

So the 50 ways to analyze your data course will be launched on 21st of January 2015 (Wednesday).

Click here to sign up for the waiting list of this course.

I will email you details about the course as they get ready.


So that is all for now. Tomorrow, I will come back with an awesome Excel tip. Until then…


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5 Responses to “Back after a while & 3 announcements”

  1. Glad to see that you are back and up 🙂


  2. Munir Haider says:

    Chandoo, Glad to hear that you & your family are safe. Looking forward to all 3 awesome gifts.
    With Regards,

  3. LeonK says:

    Jeff was a nice interlude, even got me to buy a book that doesn't even exist yet, but to have you back so soon, and bearing gifts, is fantastic. You're a true inspiration and I look forward to January. If I ever find myself complaining about any aspect of my life, I just think about what you have recently been through, having built your life up as you have - you've achieved and endured far more than I could imagine. It's one thing to hope you can overcome adversity and another to have to.

  4. Nikki says:

    So glad things are getting back to normal for you and your community, Chandoo. I have missed you and so glad you are back.

    Best regards to you and your family.


  5. Tarun says:

    Hii chandoo, really hear to happy that u and ur family r safe... cchandoo I really need ur help to good in excel... I m in purchasing dept. In motherson sumi sytems ltd noida. India.

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