I’m am often asked what books I have read to create my lessons and tutorials. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Excel 2016 Formulas

I’ve been using this book since the 2010 version. One of my favorites. All of the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to maximize the power of Excel 2016 through the use of formulas. This comprehensive book explains how to create financial formulas, release the power of array formulas, develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, debug formulas, and much more.

Microsoft Excel 2019 Data Analysis and Business Modeling

I first got this book for Excel 2007. This hands-on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. Practice with more than 800 problems, many based on actual challenges faced by working analysts. Solve real business problems with Excel—and build your competitive advantage:

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

By: Cal Newport

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Not only is the cliche flawed—preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work—but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

How We Learn

By: Benedict Carey

From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital.

But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort?

5 second rule

By: Mel Robbins

Using the science of habits, riveting stories, and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art, and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment”. Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.

Visual Intelligence

By: Amy E. Herman

How could looking at Monet’s water lily paintings help save a company millions? How can noticing people’s footwear foil a terrorist attack? How can your choice of adjective win an argument, calm your children, or catch a thief?

By showing people how to look closely at images, Amy Herman shows you how to hone your “visual intelligence,” a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use effectively.