"The prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, but it is a precarious one. Leadership turnover in recent years has seen more prime ministers rise and fall than at any time since the decade after federation. What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is the second volume in a unique blend of collective biography and institutional history that shows the skills, limitations and passions of incumbents are only part of the story. The ways in which prime ministers thrive and fail are influenced by the resources at their command, the evolving nature of the parties they lead, the daunting public expectations they face under a relentless media gaze, and the challenges that history throws at them. Recent changes in these areas have had a destabilising effect and made the role of prime minister more onerous than ever. After decades of strong national leadership, the office has rarely seemed quite so confounding as it does for its contemporary holders. The Pivot of Power explains how this has come about. And its rich account of prime-ministerial fortune since the mid-twentieth century yields historical lessons for overcoming the current malaise."
Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The "pattern-like" techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.
A guide to PowerPivot and Power Query no data cruncher should be without! Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of Microsoft Excel tools and reporting capabilities available from PowerPivot and Power Query? Look no further! Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies shows you how this powerful new set of tools can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate 'big data' Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. You'll discover how PowerPivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities. Gone are the days of relatively small amounts of data—today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. Now, with the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn to use PowerPivot and Power Query to expand your skill-set from the one-dimensional spreadsheet to new territories, like relational databases, data integration, and multi-dimensional reporting. Demonstrates how Power Query is used to discover, connect to, and import your data Shows you how to use PowerPivot to model data once it's been imported Offers guidance on using these tools to make analyzing data easier Written by a Microsoft MVP in the lighthearted, fun style you've come to expect from the For Dummies brand If you spend your days analyzing data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will get you up and running with the rich set of Excel tools and reporting capabilities that will make your life—and work—easier.
Every person in their lifetime his a point of pivot. A pivot point, by nature, is transformative--offering options in the lifetime quest to define who you are and who you want to be. These points define you. What defines success or failure and to what degree you will succeed? In ''The Power of Pivot,'' you'll explore the notion that uncommon success is realized through how you handle life's pivot points, not just with your actions, but with your words, your mindset and your attitude as well. ''The Power of Pivot'' isn't just in the shift from on job to another or one business to another; from an unhappy place to a happy one; of from one dead-end sales process to a thriving sales funnel; from one deal to the next. The power comes from how you embrace the pivot; how you process what is happening in your mind and internalize it, and how you ultimately determine how you'll handle the pivot and what the change in direction brings.
Wondering how to pivot a business?PIVOT POWER is your essential 'How to pivot a business' book because it includes 25 ways to pivot whole or part of business, plus a toolbox to help you transform and change direction quickly, whether you're a startup, or work in tech, retail, FMCG, CPG, banking, engineering, manufacturing, planning, marketing, retail, FMCG, engineering, manufacturing, planning, or marketing.Compiled by business creativity expert, Stu Lloyd
This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements, which can be used as a learning material for students pursuing their studies in undergraduate and graduate levels in universities and colleges and those who want to learn the topic via a short and complete resource. We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career.
Updating the previous edition's tips to include features in Office 365 and Excel 2019, this new edition of MrExcel's popular software guide even incorporates suggestions sent in by readers. Each featured topic has a problem statement and description, followed by a broad strategy for solving the problem. MrExcel then walks readers through the specific steps to solve the issue. Alternate strategies are also provided, along with common scenarios that trip up users, leaving readers with not only answers to their specific dilemmas but also new and quicker ways to use formulas and spreadsheets.
Learn to manipulate massive amounts of data using an often overlooked feature of Microsoft Excel. Author James Beresford will demonstrate how to take control of data sets by using a tool that most readers likely already have access to. With PowerPivot, you can take the first step toward mastering your data needs. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.
Data Modelling and Analysis with Excel Power Pivot
Power Pivot has been described as the most important new feature in Excel in 20 years. Power Pivot has been developed by Microsoft to help companies analyze and understand the growing quantities of data that are created on a daily basis. Power Pivot will improve your time to create reports, develop data analysis and gain insight into your your data by at least 80%. Create relationships between tables of data without Vlookups Create powerful Key Metric and Key Performance Indicator calculations Manage and work with data models of millions of records of data Create powerful new dashboards and reports Power Pivot is a free Add-in for Excel 2010 and is called the Data Model in Excel 2013 that provides capabilities to handle large quantities of data. PowerPivot is a columnar database that is capable of storing and manipulating hundreds of millions rows of data. PowerPivot brings new capabilities to business users to analyse, explore and gain new insight into business and marketing data. PowerPivot has been referred to as the most important feature for Excel in 20 years. Power Pivot makes it easy to setup relationships between tables of data in the same way as databases and therefore does not require the use of Excel functions such as Vlookup. PowerPivot therefore decreases the time substantially to analyse and gain new insight from business and marketing data. Power Pivot allows the rapid development of powerful PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel utilising the latest Slicer technology to easily analyse and view data from multiple different perspectives. PowerPivot also adds a new Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) formula language that provides new and powerful calculations and insight to the business user.
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