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.
Some modest changes and this was created:
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:
- Be Remarkable
- Be generous
- Create Art
- Make Judgement calls
- Connect people to new ideas
and we have no choice but to reward you.