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 Singapore Statistics” and was inspired to write another. Good ideas do travel.

I made certain aesthetics changes to an original chart from Singapore Statistics.
Singapore Statistics. Real GDP Growth of Singapore.
Some modest changes and this was created:
Singapore Statistics. Real GDP Growth of Singapore Alternative version.

What mirthed me was that the author proposed charts that had everything I hate about Excel charts.

He merely recoloured the original ugly chart! Compare and see for yourself.

I always wanted to combine business aesthetics and business savvy in Excel charts.
In my latest workshop Making Beautiful Excel Charts I will break all the traditional rules in Excel charting. What you get are designer-quality charting ideas with Excel.

That being said, I whipped up another version. Without be-labouring the point, the results are obvious for everyone to see.

Let me end this with Seth Godin’s words again:

The new Dream that markets around the world are embracing is this:

  1. Be Remarkable
  2. Be generous
  3. Create Art
  4. Make Judgement calls
  5. Connect people to new ideas

and we have no choice but to reward you.