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Get busy this weekend, with OR XOR AND [Excel Homework]

Published on Jul 29, 2011 in Excel Challenges, Excel Howtos
Get busy this weekend, with OR XOR AND [Excel Homework]

Some of you have heard my neighbor’s dog bark in a video or two that I recorded. While I was busy explaining how to do something awesome in Excel, this dog would decide to bark, adding her own two cents to the lesson. Quite a few of my VBA class students have grown used to it. So much that they complain when a lesson doesn’t have a couple of woofs. But I digress.

So coming back, one of the dogs (probably stray) has decided that she should bring her infant puppies and hide them under our terrace stair case. So, now we have 2 cute little puppies barking day long (and very late in to the night) just outside my office window. We have tried hard to get rid of them, but they somehow sneak back in and start barking or crying. So, I will be busy this weekend trying to move them out.

But that doesn’t mean, you have to live Excel-less for a few days. So I have a homework.

OR XOR AND, Get busy this weekend!

Don’t worry. I am not speaking elvish or something. OR, XOR & AND stand for bit-wise operations. This week, your task is to write formulas in Excel that would get the bit-wise results for AND, OR & XOR.

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Scenario Analysis for the Project Valuation [Financial Modeling]

Published on Jul 26, 2011 in Financial Modeling
Scenario Analysis for the Project Valuation [Financial Modeling]

Few months ago, we learned how to create a project valuation model in Excel as part of our series on Financial Modeling in Excel.

My Project Evaluation Model had a limitation!! In one of the personal comments that I received, the reader pointed out an important problem!

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Video Tutorial on Interactive Dashboard using Hyperlinks

Published on Jul 25, 2011 in VBA Macros

Few days ago, we published an article on how to create interactive dashboards using hyperlinks. Many of you loved this tutorial. But quite a few of you also said, this tutorial is a bit complex to follow.

So, I made a short video explaining how the UDF and interactive hyperlinks work and how our dashboard is weaved together.

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We Want Your Ideas – Results

Published on Jul 22, 2011 in Huis, Posts by Hui
We Want Your Ideas – Results

Two weeks ago we asked you what you wanted to see at Chandoo.org and you responded.

We have had 71 responses giving us 101 ideas to date.

Here are the results…

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Interactive Dashboard in Excel using Hyperlinks

Published on Jul 20, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Interactive Dashboard in Excel using Hyperlinks

Last week we learned how to create dynamic hyperlinks in Excel. Today, I want to show you something even cooler. An interactive dashboard based on hyperlinks, like shown above.

Isn’t it impressive?

Well, to create something like this, you don’t need a degree in advanced cryogenics. You just need a bunch of data, a chart, a one line macro code and some pixie dust (go easy on pixie dust).

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Details about our Financial Modeling Class

Published on Jul 18, 2011 in Financial Modeling

Hi there,

Do you know that Chandoo.org run an online training program on Financial Modeling & Project Finance Modeling?

So far, we have trained more than 200 students thru this program and now, I am excited to announce that from July 27th, you can join this course again.

Read this short post to understand how our program can benefit you.

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Create Dynamic Hyperlinks in Excel [Video]

Published on Jul 14, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Create Dynamic Hyperlinks in Excel [Video]

During one my recent training programs, a participant asked an interesting question.

I have a list of values. I would like to place a hyperlink in my workbook that would always take me to the last value in the list.

Something like shown aside.

Click on the image to learn how this is done.

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NPV() function to calculate Present Value

Published on Jul 5, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
NPV() function to calculate Present Value

Today, let us learn how to use NPV() function in Excel & create a simple financial model.

If you are dealing with cash and valuations, you are bound to have come across the NPV function. If you don’t know the assumptions behind the same, I bet it could cost you your job!

Let’s take a simple project – You buy a MSFT stock for USD 100. You receive a dividend of USD 10 in the first year, USD 20 in the second year, USD 40 in the third year and then you sell it out for USD 140. If you could have alternatively put this money in bank at 10% interest rate, have you gained anything?

How do you model this in excel? In this tutorial we understand how you can use NPV to do this analysis and what kind of pitfalls you can land into!!

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Winners of the Sales Analysis Chart Contest + One more Giveaway

Published on Jul 1, 2011 in blogging, Charts and Graphs
Winners of the Sales Analysis Chart Contest + One more Giveaway

Our Sales Analysis Chart Contest is over and the winner is….,

Oh, wait!

I have decided to award the prize to 2 contestants. Each of them will get an Amazon Kindle Reading Device.

The winners are,

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Sales Analysis Charts in Excel – 78 Alternatives

Published on Jun 30, 2011 in Charts and Graphs, Excel Challenges, Learn Excel
Sales Analysis Charts in Excel – 78 Alternatives

Recently, I ran a contest asking you to analyze a bunch of sales data and present your results in charts. We received a total of 78 charts from 45 people. The contest entries had a mind-boggling variety of excel charts, techniques and ideas. It took me a while to go thru all the files and compile the results. Thanks for your patience. In this post, you can find all the charts along with my comments & links to download files.

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Excel Links – Updates on Singapore Workshop Edition

Published on Jun 27, 2011 in excel links

It has been a while since we had an Excel Links post. So here we are.

First, I want to update you about our Singapore Workshop.

As you know, we have opened the registrations for this workshop last week. If you are in Singapore and want to attend an Excel & Financial Modeling Workshop, Please consider joining us on July 8- 10. For details & enrollment, visit Singapore Bootcamp page.

Apart from the Singapore workshop, I was busy last week conducting live training at CapGemini, in their Hyderabad office on Excel & Dashboards. It was a very good experience. I learned a lot about practical challenges people face when doing sales reports etc. using Excel.

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Analyse Data like a Super Hero

Published on Jun 20, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Huis, Learn Excel, Posts by Hui
Analyse Data like a Super Hero

Can I automate 500 Columns of Data Analysis without VBA?

Absolutely!

Excel super function – Data Table to the rescue.

After reading this post, you will be able to process data like a Data Analysis Super Hero !

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Register for our Excel & Financial Modeling Bootcamp in Singapore [Details inside]

Published on Jun 16, 2011 in Financial Modeling, Training Programs
Register for our Excel & Financial Modeling Bootcamp in Singapore [Details inside]

Hello Friends & Readers,

Our Singapore Excel & Financial Modeling Boot-camp is ready for your consideration.

We will be conducting it from July 8th to 10th.

Please read this short page to know details about the program and how to enroll.

Who is this boot-camp for?

This boot-camp is aimed at business analysts, financial analysts & managers, who use Excel all the time. If you are an Excel new-bie, this boot-camp is not for you. Otherwise, you will enjoy this.

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Win Loss Chart from a Series of Win, Loss Data

Published on Jun 15, 2011 in Charts and Graphs
Win Loss Chart from a Series of Win, Loss Data

Last week, we learned how to create win-loss charts in Excel. In the comments, Dan said,

“Incidentally, the fastest way to do this would be using SFE, just reflect your data with 1 for a win, – 1 for a loss. There’s even an option to automatically invert negative numbers.”

Of course, we can use the beautiful Sparklines for Excel addin to do this and several other charts. But if you just have a series of Wins and Losses, like below, you can use a column chart to create win loss charts too.

Today, we will learn how to create a win loss chart from a set of win, loss data in Excel.

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Comparing Lists of Values in Excel using Array Formulas

Published on Jun 14, 2011 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Comparing Lists of Values in Excel using Array Formulas

Last week, we had a home work on Calculating Donation Summaries using Excel Formulas. This is a good case where array formulas can help us. So today, we will learn how we can use Array Formulas to compare lists of values and calculate summaries. Towards the end of this post, you can see a video that explains the solution to Donation Summary Calculation problem.

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