5 steps to create meaning charts & infographics in Excel

By |March 11th, 2012|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related, Excel Training Courses|Tags: , , , , , |

Nathan Yau has given me alot to think about in his book "Visualize This" (book.flowingdata.com). I borrowed some ideas from him to create this long-styled infographic in Microsoft Excel.

For Excel dashboards and powerpoint slide designs. Beautiful, imaginative, futuristic interfaces from Corning Glass.

By |February 11th, 2012|Categories: Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related, PointPoint in General|Tags: , |

This video from Corning Glass shows some cool concept technologies. Take a look at the beautiful and interactive computer interface designs. I can see some good ideas for dashboard designs and PowerPoint slides. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0& Some screen shots here: [...]

Excel Line Charts with Elegant Dates

By |August 29th, 2010|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|Tags: , |

I came across this stock chart in the Kuala Lumpur's edition of the Business Times while I was in Malaysia. The chart has an elegant treatment of dates. I have seen this sort of designs in many magazines and wanted [...]

Singapore population infographic in Microsoft Excel

By |May 23rd, 2010|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|Tags: , |

This is an info-graphic I created in Microsoft Excel. It shows the population composition of Singapore in 2009. The world map and the stick-man was from the standard web-ding font. The only exception was the Singapore flag which [...]

Ugly Real Economic Growth Chart from Singapore Statistics-Part 2

By |May 18th, 2010|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|Tags: |

Quoting from my favourite marketeer Seth Godin: The only way to succeed is to be remarkable, to be talked about So I was really amused that Peltier Tech picked up on my past article "Ugly Real Economic Growth Chart from [...]

If you can measure it, you can definitely dashboard it!

By |May 7th, 2010|Categories: Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related, Excel Training Courses|Tags: , |

Dashboards can be used to show important KPIs (key performance indicators) for all sorts of industries and work processes. If you can measure it, you can definitely dashboard it! I've made a short list of useful KPIs along with the [...]

Ugly Real Economic Growth Chart from Singapore Statistics.

By |February 27th, 2010|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|Tags: |

Singapore Statistics have the most amazing numbers on Singapore. Anything on our country's GDP to how many handphones we have on average can be found. But the folks from SingStats seriously need to improve their charts. Take a look here [...]

A 10 year Balance Sheet Dashboard

By |February 14th, 2010|Categories: Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|

Imagine you are the new CFO. You took over the position in the new firm and you want to look at the firm's latest balance sheet. You'll probably want to see the firm's 10 year balance sheet history.  It will [...]

Klipfolio, a beautiful dashboard software. Free!

By |February 13th, 2010|Categories: Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|Tags: , |

I have always been a fan of Klipfolio (http://www.klipfolio.com). This tiny software features beautifully made dashboards that run on your desktop. It's useful and very clever. Download it, try it. It's a low risk way to see how dashboards can [...]

A crappy chart from the Straits Times. GIC looking to Asia, emerging markets

By |September 29th, 2009|Categories: Beautiful Charts in Excel, Excel & PowerPoint Blog, Excel Dashboard Related|Tags: , |

I'm going to take a potshot at the Straits Times on a chart I saw in the Money Section. The chart was trying to compare GIC's (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) current asset mix to last year's asset mix. It gave [...]