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Everything rides on sales. Predicting them accurately is crucial to your business. Excel can help -- if you know how to use it. You need to really understand moving averages, exponential smoothing, regression. You need someone to actually walk you through using Excel to build sales forecasts. Most Excel books barely touch this stuff. But Conrad Carlberg makes it almost easy.
Carlberg’s “business statistics” coverage is a breath of fresh air, especially if you missed the stats course in school. (You’ll even master complicated techniques like multiple regressions.) His Excel coverage is equally handy, especially the PivotTable chapters. You’ll learn how to set up data, choose the right tool for each problem, improve estimates over time, even forecast seasonal spikes. If you’re in marketing, sales, or product management, or if you’re an entrepreneur, this could be the most valuable computer book you’ll ever buy. Bill Camarda, from the May 2005 Read Only