Industrial Strength Business Modeling

 
9780984698325: Industrial Strength Business Modeling

A practical guide to building robust, extensible, and user-friendly business models which demonstrate powerful analytics and provide critical insight. This book is intended for analysts, managers, executives, and students who seek to answer challenging business questions through quantitative means using Microsoft ExcelŽ.

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There are many great books out there that provide in-depth reference material and guidance on how to use functions and features mechanically within Microsoft Excel®. What most books fail to offer is context. Industrial Strength Business Modeling calls out specific features and functions that are most useful, and explains why you need to know about them. Reference books and help files are sort of like the dictionary -- necessary to look up when you need specific details about a single function or feature. While this book stays away from those details (and is not meant to substitute for reference material), it is written in two meaningful mediums: 

  1. A rich cover-to-cover book, which provides professional guidance on proven model-building techniques, and helps you learn which of the hundreds of functions and features in Microsoft Excel® are the most critical for you to know -- and why
  2. Companion spreadsheets, which accompany this book, and provide hands-on examples and exercises of materials presented  
This book was borne from years of field experience, and a unique blend of software development disciplines and business analytics.

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"As someone who is frequently helping peers and colleagues with business modeling, I'm really happy to finally see a book which puts all the important topics together in one place. Josh has put a ton of great ideas into these pages. I'm very happy to finally have a book I can recommend to people who struggle with models."
          -Scott Schroeder, Management Consultant

"Sometimes learning what is important is the biggest leap of all. The gem of this book is that it clearly lays out WHAT is essential to know BEFORE you build your model. While many books lay out methodology of building models, very few if any set you up for success like this one."
           -Andrew Williams, Management Consultant

"Josh leverages his real-world experience to create a detailed book that both explains complex material in a clear way and also explains the 'why?' behind Excel best practices. Going way beyond the typical 'Excel how to' book, this is a must-read for any professional using Excel."
            -David Mantilla, Consultant

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