A New Direction: Keeping Intelligent Spreadsheets Simple

Why wait for the new year to have a new resolution?

Today, I changed the look of this blog.  The reason is that I’m planning to take a new, more active approach to my articles.

Previously, I have only linked to articles that I find useful and interesting, making this more like a personal bookmark.

Now, I’ll be using this blog to outline and develop on my take on KISS.  As you know KISS refers to “Keep It Simple Stupid“, but here, I’m applying it to spreadsheets, thus the header “Keeping Intelligent Spreadsheet Simple”

Why Intelligent Spreadsheets? My late friend, KK Tang, founder and director of Institute of Business Analytics, was a strong advocate of I3 (Integrated, Interactive, Intelligence).  I strongly support and advocate his idea.  You can read more about it at the IBA company website.

When KK Tang passed away suddenly early this year, I felt a strong sense of loss, because the world lost a strong and passionate advocate that not only teaches how to really create spreadsheets but to teach it in a simple, easy to understand way that is absolutely magical.  Still, he left behind a strong team at IBA to continue his work.

I’m not affiliated with IBA, but still being an Excel advocate, I feel that I should do my part to continue to carry the torch.

Building on I3, I’m going to add a new dimension, which will be the focus of my articles: Simplicity.

My next article will touch on why simplicity and what it means for us at work.  I will publish an article every month, which is slower than my Photoblog as this is more time consuming.

Until my next article!

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2 thoughts on “A New Direction: Keeping Intelligent Spreadsheets Simple

  1. Excel Notes from Anthonli November 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm Reply

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