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Welcome to Pointy Haired Dilbert

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A very warm, cuddly and hugsy welcome to Pointy Haired Dilbert. I am happy to know that you are reading this. This is a blog about YOU becoming successful. It is all about understanding your data, making your charts better and improving the way you work using excel.

A little bit about myself – Author of Pointy Haired Dilbert

About Chandoo - Pointy Haired Dilbert blogMy name is Chandoo. I come from Hyderabad in India. But have either lived, studied or worked in almost 30 cities in the world including some of the fun places like Dublin in Ireland, Seoul in South Korea, HongKong, Columbus (Ohio) and Seattle (WS) in US, Malmo in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Delhi, Mumbai, Vizag, Bhopal, Pune and Ahmedabad in India.

I am married (to the love of my life, my classmate and colleague) and we are based out of Chennai, India currently.

I work as a business analyst with India’s largest IT services company. My day job involves helping insurers around the world solve their IT problems.

I am very very passionate about excel and charting. And that is what I write and share here, in this website. In January, 2009 I have been awarded the MVP status by Microsoft for the contributions made to Excel community.

What is Pointy Haired Dilbert?

Pointy Haired Dilbert - LogoIn simple words this is a website about Microsoft Excel & Charting.But I don’t view this as a simple thing. For me this site is a platform for vibrant community of excel users, learners and professionals across the globe to interact and learn from each other about data analytics, charting, visualization principles.

We have hundreds of articles on all aspects of spreadsheets and charts. And more importantly we have thousands of comments on all these from our community members where you can learn even more.

Ok, You are new here, how can you catch up with some of the really good stuff?

There is a lot of fun but great stuff here. You can start by reading the below articles,

You can see all the juicy and delicious posts on this blog by reading up the following sections: Featured Posts, All time Best, 51 Excel Formulas, Online Excel Training – Collection of 350 tips, tricks and tutorials, Spreadcheats – Become supergood in excel in 30 days.

How can you get updates about this blog?

Pointy Haired Dilbert - RSS Feed Subscriber countIf you haven’t already, I suggest you to sign up for e-mail news letter. We send out one email every weekday with the latest excel tips, charting tutorials and other fun tricks. We have more than 1500 people reading the newsletter everyday and if fan mails are any indication, they cant get enough of it. And there is a free gift when you sign up.

If you are more in to RSS and feeds, then you can follow this blog using your feed reader too. We have more than 2000 people reading the blog thru RSS feeds.

If you are in to chirping and tweets, you can follow this blog and more charting and visualization discussion on twitter by following R1C1.

How can you get in touch with me?

The best and fastest way to reach me is through comments. If it is regarding an excel question or a charting issue, you should drop a comment in the related post and one of our regular community members will answer the question.

The next best way is to tweet me. My twitter id is r1c1 (it is a reference to how lotus 1-2-3, one of the very first spreadsheet programs refers to its first cell)

The slowest but more fun way to reach me is thru email. You can mail me at chandoo.d @ gmail.com. I star * all the reader mails and respond them in one go during weekends. So plesase expect some delay when you are sending me an email.

On my hair..

hmm, that is not the point. But, if you are curious, I have really thick curly hair. I like to keep it long and yes I use coconut oil.

Once again, Welcome

I am very happy you have chosen to be a part of our little community. We are very fun loving and open minded. We love to make mistakes and learn from them than trying to be perfect. I am sure you will enjoy your visits to chandoo.org. 🙂


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.

I hope you enjoyed this article. Visit Excel for Beginner or Advanced Excel pages to learn more or join my online video class to master Excel.

Thank you and see you around.

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One Response to “Welcome to Pointy Haired Dilbert”

  1. Laurie says:

    Thank you so much for your insight and humor. I have been away from Excel for 2 years and have forgotten much. Your 15 tips had an answer to a question that puzzled me for 3 days. Thanks again, a new follower

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