Lessons of 2021

  2021 taught me a lot, it was a very difficult personal year but was also a year where I learnt a lot. When I am teaching, I often get asked, “is there a keyboard shortcut for that?” and I used to desperately want to reply with…. “Yes, but by the time you have remembered …

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Life Changing

This week is my 6-year anniversary of setting up Sunbird Advisers (IT training and consulting)– so much has happened during that time, and it really has been life changing. My first client came through a fellow Sunderland fan’s friend’s contact and the client was someone who came from the Middle East to England to see …

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Surprising or Expected?

I was recently asked, “Who are your typical clients?” I thought this was a good opportunity to open my client spreadsheet list, create a pivot table and create a pie chart to find out the answer (isn’t that what you would do too?!) I can’t work out if the answers are surprising or expected? In …

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Joining the Dots

Most people appreciate that there is a big difference between theory and practice. At school I thought I really understood the theory behind Momentum in A level Mechanics, but it turns out putting this to practice in the exam was not quite so easy! The same applies in Microsoft Excel, I regularly meet people who …

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