Impressions From Our First Month Of Using #PowerBI

After a bit of cooperation between friends, I decided to continue the Power BI analysis. We want to document how Power BI stacks-up against the Alteryx + Tableau combination that is so successful at producing great data comprehension and visualizations. This series should be interesting over the next few months as we try to document what it is like to learn Power BI when you are a Power Alteryx and Tableau users.


Notes to My Unborn Son

I love the music of the late/great Harry Chapin. I promised myself way back in the late 1970’s that I would not become the father in the song “Cats in the Cradle”. I appreciate every day I have, and every once in a while I have to remind myself of the beauty, love and inspiration that surrounds me. This is one of those stories.


How To Achieve Better Data Comprehension, Part 1

Some articles form quickly, some take a long time to gel. Twenty, thirty, forty drafts of this one have not been enough.

I don’t know how I can possibly explain to people who might be interested in learning how to become better workers with data, but I have tried to do it with this writing. I have tried to explain what has taken me 30 years to realize.

This work is borderline philosophical but it is based in experience and backed by my observations on what works and what does not work when it comes to achieving better data comprehension.