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How to Learn Anything Fast

Competition for $1,000 Personal Coaching Package Ends 7th October Click here for details on how to get started How to Learn Anything Fast In an age where technology is changing almost daily one of the most important skills to stay relevant is the ability to learn rapidly. The cool thing is...

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Amazing New R Package Makes Shiny App Development Even Better

These days there are many choices for creating reporting solutions. You’ve probably seen lot of fancy demonstrations of advanced reporting tools but the biggest problem is that after creating your analysis you can’t actually send it to anyone without effectively converting it to a static...

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R Shiny 2 Minute Overview

How does Shiny work? Having a general understanding of this can really help you to be more effective at building applications. A shiny application consists of two key components: a server that runs your R code and a user interface or UI that runs through a user's web browser. The UI...

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Two Pizza Teams

What do pizzas have to do with designing more efficient teams? Learn how you can use pizzas and organizational design strategies to make your teams more efficient in this video. It's often thought that increased communication can lead to more efficient teams. This was certainly...

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Don’t Use This Neat Power Query Trick

Recently a client was telling me about how revolutionary Excel Power Query is for cleaning up all of their data. They were also very excited to tell me about a neat trick they discovered that makes Excel Power Query even better. I’m going to tell you what this neat trick is, how you can utilise...

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How to Keep Up with Too Many New Data Tools

Want to learn how to keep on top of all of the most important developments in technology? A friend of mine recently made a comment to me on a video I made on graph network analysis. His comment was that it looks really interesting but there are way too many new tools to learn now and that it's...

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5 Minute Dashboard with R Shiny Flex Dashboards

Want to see how you can build this interactive dashboard from scratch in just five minutes? Take the principles that you learn here to rapidly create your own interactive web applications and dashboards with your own visualizations.

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3 Things Slow Down Progress of Aspiring Data Analyst

I'm passionate about learning and have done hundreds of courses on data analytics, tools and techniques. I learned a ton of great things from some very clever people but after all of these courses there was not a course I felt was completely suitable to recommend to my friends and...

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Want to see how Excel Power Query Stacks up to R Tidyverse?

In one of my videos titled Why Use R? I talk about how R compares to the primary way that people use Excel using formulas. Given that I've now produced a whole series of videos on how Excel Power Query addresses some of the shortcomings of traditional Excel formulas you might be keen to find...

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Flexdashboard Cheat Sheet

As mentioned previously, a flex dashboard is basically a markdown document just rendered as a dashboard. By changing just a few settings we can update the entire look and feel of that dashboard. In this video we go over what some of those settings and options are. To make this easier I've...

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