Welcome to Chandoo.org. A short introduction to this website
Over the last few weeks we have seen huge influx of new members to our little blog. It is good time I said hello and introduced my site to you.
PS: If you have been at chandoo.org for a while, you can still find a good link or nugget in this post. So read on.
What is this website really?
This site is about Microsoft Excel & how you can become awesome while using it. I stress the second part because that is really what my site is about. Making you awesome.
So how does Chandoo.org really make you awesome?
Simple. I do this using 4 key methods:
1. Share awesome tips, tutorials, downloads thru this blog
3 or 4 times week, I write about various creative & productive ways in which you can use Excel to become awesome at what you do.
You can get latest articles by signing up for my FREE news letter. You can also read this blog thru any RSS reader. When you join my newsletter, you get a free e-book with 95 excel tips.
But joining my newsletter or subscribing to RSS feeds can only give you future posts. There is a ton of useful information, tutorials & tips buried in the archives of this blog. You see, I have been writing about excel for almost 3 years now. Please check out,
and follow the links there. Get your sunglasses, because the awesomeness is blinding!
2. Sell awesome products based on Excel
I sell Excel templates for awesome project management, an e-book for learning formulas & a wedding planner template. These products are crafted with so much passion. More than 1000 customers have bought these from me and have enhanced their productivity and became heros in front of their bosses & colleagues.
I encourage you to consider getting a copy of one of my products. Visit our shop.
3. Conduct awesome training programs
I conduct 2 online training programs.
Excel School – for learning Excel
Once every 3 months I run Excel School. This program makes beginner & intermediate level excel users awesome. We have more than 24 hours of video lessons, 45+ downloadable example files & awesome learning experience. More than 650 students have enrolled in previous 3 batches and next batch will be opening in Jan 2011.
Financial Modeling School
As the name suggests, Financial Modeling School teaches you how to make Excel based financial models from scratch. I run this program in collaboration with Pristine Careers. Just like Excel School, this too, opens once every 3 months. Next batch will be in Feb 2011.
4. Running an awesome Excel Forum
The format of blog doesn’t work well if you have specific questions. So I have started an excel forum few months back. It has been an awesome learning experience ever since. Every day, we get lots of new, challenging excel related questions from all over the world.
Go ahead and register in our forums. And ask a question (or answer one).
Who am I…?
Do not worry, I am not having bouts of amnesia or anything. My name is Purna Duggirala. Chandoo is my nickname. I have used the same for registering a domain several years back.
After working for a few years as a business analyst with India’s leading IT company, I quit in April 2010 to make this website my full time work. You can read the back story here. Also, you are welcome to read my adventures in entrepreneurship at Startup Desi.
I am happily married to Jo, my college sweetheart and love of life. In September 2009, we became parents to twins – a boy and a girl. Nishanth (boy) & Nakshatra are as naughty, hilarious & lovable as they come. And our life is even more beautiful ever since.
We live in Vizag, a small coastal town in south east part of India. [more…]
How to use this website?
This site is awesome because you are awesome. We learn from each other, share what we know, be respectful to others & have a sense of humor. We love to make mistakes and improve every day.
The following is a best way to use this site and become awesome,
- Join the newsletter or add this site to RSS newsreader.
- Each article has a comments section. Make sure you read the comments and respond / ask any questions related to that topic.
- If you are looking for a specific topic, idea or article, use search box. It is on top right on all pages of this site.
- If you want to explore and learn more, visit archives page and click on a random month. Start reading.
- Play with downloadable excel files. Modify formulas or break the contents to understand how it works.
- Have a read of chandoo.org policies
- Check out contact details if you want to get in touch with me.
Once again, Welcome to Chandoo.org
Thank you so much for visiting my site. I wish you become awesome in not just Excel, but everything else you do.
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.
Thank you and see you around.
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