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My business analyst colleagues at work wanted to learn R, but the books out there were so overwhelming. So I started writing, and out came this book…


My career is approaching the 20-year mark. In that time I’ve driven large scale insights and analysis through a masterful use of Excel, R, SQL and other tools. I’ve always taken time out to teach colleagues at work and in school, helping turn anxious learnings into avid users of these tools.

I earned a BA in math and economics from Wesleyan University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Readers Love It

Arlene B

Digital Marketing Strategist

“Just wanted to let you know that I am LOVING your R for Excel Users book! OMG, dude, you are a life saver!!! I think it’s the best book out there especially for novices and the connection to Excel makes it the easiest thing in the world to understand!”

sheryl C

Supply Chain Analyst

“I am only on page 7 of your book and I had to stop to thank you. Your book is EXACTLY what I needed. I’ve taken the R programming class three times from Coursera and actually only passed it by doing the last assignment in Excel.

Your book and blog would have helped me so much during the class. I know it’s going to help me learn what I couldn’t from the class!”

Zachary S

MBA Student

“I came across your site while looking for a way to use R for an Excel vlookup/index-match equivalent, and really appreciated it. I felt like your description of the merge function was the best I had read, and I had looked at a few sources.”

My Bread and Butter

Data Extraction

SQL to extract data from large corporate data repositories


Excel and R to crunch data, twist it, turn it and make sense of it


Pull out and present what matters

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