Excel is the omnipresent tool to work with data in the world, and it is loved and hated because of this. In this post you will find some useful links, some horror stories and some fun with excel. I strongly believe that you can save yourself a lot of time if you increase your Excel skills! Useful Resources: You can obviously find a ton of … Continue reading Excel in excel
If you are inspired -and maybe also a bit overwhelmed- by all the great examples of data visualisation in this post, you probably want to use visualisations more often for yourself as well. The question of course is which chart you should chose for your data. The answer, of course, is “It depends”. Some general guidelines: Less is more: Edward Tufte introduced the ‘data to … Continue reading Which chart is best for your data?
“Most of us need to listen to the music to understand how beautiful it is. But often that’s how we present statistics: we just show the notes, we don’t play the music.” – Hans Rosling If you have never heard of Hans Rosling, now is the time to get to know his work. He’s one of my great heroes, because he turns statistics into amazing stories … Continue reading The power of telling stories with data
“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” Albert Einstein famously said this. Quite often we have a (great!) idea and then we want to find a problem to which this idea is a solution. Or we see a problem, and immediately jump to solving that specific problem. It is … Continue reading Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
This site came to live to help my colleagues improve their data-driven mindset. The idea is to collect helpful information and resources about what we called the ‘Factbeast-Flow‘ and the ‘Factbeast-skills‘. Over the past years I have seen so many beautiful and amazing stuff on all sorts of places, and I want to collect the things I find especially useful, inspiring, funny, or all of … Continue reading Hello World