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People & Websites that helped me in 2010 – A Big, Heartfelt Thank You

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2010 has been phenomenally awesome for Chandoo.org.

Obviously, most of this success is due to the fantastic community here. That is you.

I feel  really fortunate to have you in our community. You constantly inspire and motivate me to learn and share new things. Thank you very much.

But, apart from the vibrant community here at chandoo.org, I am also thankful to several others.  I would like to remember all the kind souls who helped me through-out this year to make more of you awesome in Excel.

People who helped me in 2010:

Bloggers & Teachers:

Most of the new ideas I get are from other bloggers and teachers. I am really thankful to following people,

Excel & Visualization Bloggers

Jon Peltier, John Walkenbach, Dick Kusleika, Debra Dalgleish, Mike Alexandar, Daniel Ferry, Stephen Few, Edward Tufte, Kaiser Fung, Jorge Camoes, Robert Mundigl, Hui and many more.

Business & Motivation

Pamela Slim, Andy Sernovitz, Sonia Simone, Naomi Dunford, Seth Godin, Darren Rowse, Yaro Starak, JD Roth and many more.


Amit Agarwal

There are many more wonderful people who taught me valuable tricks and shared their wisdom selflessly with me. I am grateful to each and everyone of those.

Affiliates & Partners

In order to make chandoo.org successful, I collaborate with many great minds around the world. Some of these remarkable people are,

Dashboard Spy, Fabrice Rimlinger, Kevin Lehrbass, Joshua Lavers, Jeffery Weir, Hui, Yogesh Gupta, Paramdeep Singh, Danielle Stein Fairhurst, Andreas Lipphardt, Jimmy Pena, Francis Hayes,  and many more.

Special thanks to Abhishek Kant, My MVP Lead at Microsoft for having me at TechEd India and Office 2010 Launch Events.

Customers & Readers:

This year, I am blessed to have more than 1,650 customers purchase one of our products. More than 17,000 of you blessed me by joining our community. It is overwhelming to see such support for this little site. I am thankful to each and everyone of you.

I am also thankful to our forum members who post questions and answers everyday. They teach me new tricks & give new ideas all the time.


I am thankful to several people from prominent websites and press for spreading the message of Chandoo.org. In particular, I want to say special thanks to,

Apruv Pandit from Pagalguy.com, Aruna Pappu from Andhra Jyothi, Shobhana Chadha from Economic Times and Education team at MSN India for featuring me.

Websites & Companies that helped me in 2010:

I must begin this section by saying huge thanks to Microsoft.

I am also thankful to,

Email & Productivity: Google, Zoho

Website, Hosting & E-commerce: WordPress, GoDaddy, Wishlist Member, Amazon, PayPal, E-Junkie, 2Checkout

Community & Connection: Twitter, Facebook, Skydrive

Software: Paint.NET, Mozy, Notepad ++, Camtasia, Skype

There are many other software, companies and websites that help me every day. I am really thankful to each and every one of these.

Last but not least,

I am thankful to my lovely family. Without them 2010 or any other year would be worthless. They support and love me in countless ways.

Thank you.

PS: Open Excel and type this formula in cell A1

ADDRESS(1,HEX2DEC("41b")) & " "& ADDRESS(1,5*7*19)& 


Works in Excel 2007 or above.


Hello Awesome...

My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.

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23 Responses to “People & Websites that helped me in 2010 – A Big, Heartfelt Thank You”

  1. Fabrice says:

    Hats off to you Chandoo...
    Your writing skills, enthusiasm and willingness to share knowledge are a true inspiration !
    Thanks again & take care

  2. Sachin says:

    I just started reading your blog in the last two months. Thanks!

  3. Frank McCraw says:

    Thank you, too, Chandoo. Great web site!

  4. Diwakar Ganesh says:

    Great Chandoo...
    your proficiency in excel is awesome and are of true inspiration ! to apply in day to day work
    thank you & take care

  5. Fred says:

    Thank you very much, Chandoo! I have develop a habit of visiting you every day! There is so much to learn about Excel and I'm feeling very stupid paying the full price of Excel and utilizing only probably 5%-10% of its potentials.

    But I am learning, little by little, day by day! Thank you for such a great site.

  6. gautam says:

    Hi Chandoo,

    Great work. Feeling very happy for you.

    one quick comments, that formula doesn't work on my excel 2007. Tried to cpoy paste.

    Happy New Year!

  7. gautam says:


  8. Bob says:

    Copied the formula to A1, Excel 2010. Results in an error.

  9. JP says:

    Thank you Chandoo, my success is due in no small part to your website.

    And to respond to your A1 formula: you're welcome!

  10. nilho says:

    formula doesn't work in my Spanish Excel. Happy new Year, thanks a lot!!

  11. José Lôbo says:

    Hi, Chandoo. Everyday, I receive in my e-mail your message and I feel very surprised, each time I read that, with its valuable content. Happy New Year and, please, continue this great work in benefit of all your visitors. José Lôbo, from Brazil.

  12. jayank2000 says:

    Wish you all the best. I will join the class of Jan 2011.

  13. Steven says:

    You are on my list!

  14. Ninad Pradhan says:

    Thank You too..........I've a learnt a lot from this website. Happy New Year to you and your family. God Bless.


  15. Robert says:


    it is definitely me who has to say thank you! A considerable part of the traffic on my blog is coming directly from your site. Thanks for your enduring encouragement and all the best for 2011!


  16. Congratulations, Chandoo, on creating such a successful year! I enjoy reading your blog, where I have picked up some great Excel tips, and am always inspired by your enthusiasm. Best wishes for continued success in 2011!

  17. Venus says:

    Thank you for all your help making me better at Excel!

  18. Julie says:

    Chandoo, you have an excellent blog. Along with being fun to read, it has vastly improved the quality of my work and has made many annoying tasks so much easier! I often wish there were versions of your blog for some of the other software I have to use 🙂
    Best wishes for a happy new year!

  19. Pedro Wave says:

    @nilho, here it is Chandoo's formula in Spanish:
    DIRECCION(1;HEX.A.DEC("41b"))&" "&DIRECCION(1;5*7*19)&
    @Chandoo, you helped me to share with everyone what bit of I know about Excel.
    Happy New Year to you and to all of your readers.

  20. Pedro Wave says:

    I'm trying last formula again because a quotes problem:
    DIRECCION(1;HEX.A.DEC("41b"))&" "&DIRECCION(1;5*7*19)&

  21. sasi says:

    hai chandoo ,
    u must definitely thank MSN as they posted a story about you and it became quite a notable article in the MSN website

  22. Chandoo says:

    Thank you everyone for such beautiful comments and wishes. 🙂

    @Sasi.. you are right. My bad for the omission. Added MSN to list now.

    @All who could not get the formula work: Just remove any line-breaks from the formula (ie make it in to one big line) before pressing enter. Also, accept any corrections excel may suggest.

    PS: The formula works in English versions of Excel only.

  23. Pedro Wave says:

    @Chandoo, you can see your formula translated into Spanish Excel version in my previous comment.
    I know you have many Spanish-speaking followers of your blog and I am one of them.
    Obviously, the result is in English.

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