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Charts and Graphs: Microsoft by Bill Jelen

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Acknowledgments

I wish to thank Gene Zelazny of McKinsey & Company. Gene was generous with his time and feedback. He indirectly taught me a lot about charting over a decade ago, when I did a six-month stint on a McKinsey project team. Kathy Villella and Tom Bunzel also provided advice on presentations. Mala Singh of XLSoft Consulting vetted the chapter on using VBA to create charts.

Mike Alexander, my coauthor on the Pivot Table Data Crunching books, helped outline the table of contents for this book and provided many ideas for Chapter 7. You can catch Mike and me twice a year teaming up for the three-day Power Analyst Boot Camp.

I enjoy the visual delight of every Edward Tufte book. I apologize in advance to E.T. for documenting all the chartjunk ...

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