Introduction

Whether you work for a Fortune 500 corporation, a small company, a government agency, or a not-for-profit organization, if you’re reading this introduction the chances are you use Microsoft Excel in your daily work. Your job probably involves summarizing, reporting, and analyzing data. It might also involve building analytic models to help your employer increase profits, reduce costs, or manage operations more efficiently.

Since 1999, I’ve taught thousands of analysts at organizations such as 3M, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco Systems, Drugstore.com, eBay, Eli Lilly, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Intel, Microsoft, NCR, Owens Corning, Pfizer, Proctor & Gamble, Tellabs, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Verizon ...

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