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2018-06-09 – 2:20 PM

When I am trying to learn a new skill or develop thinking around a subject, such as data storytelling, I find examples of others work helpful. The trick to reviewing work is thinking about what is effective, not what is good or bad. Sometimes I learn more from the examples that are ineffective then the effective ones. The effective examples are just good and you know …

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2011-08-02 – 1:47 PM

We are now in the External Review Process!!
The SAS Press external review process takes 6 weeks. It includes internal SAS employees who were tasked with reviewing our first 3 chapters as well as several external reviewers. They are all tasked with reviewing the content for accuracy and relevance. In the meantime, Tricia and I are busy getting our screenshots in perfect-o order and planning our next big …

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2011-07-29 – 8:57 AM

Tricia and I are planning our final all-day working session, scheduled for this Sunday, to complete the final internal author review cycle. If all goes well, on Monday we will be handing the book off to the external reviewers for their 45-day review window!
Writing this book has been a great learning expeirence. Not just with how to handle writing styles, image organization, formatting, etc – but …

Book Cover Finalized

2011-07-18 – 9:02 AM
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Consolidating various resources

2011-03-08 – 8:49 PM

There are a lot of resources out there for SAS BI/EBI users and it spans a wide range of locations. The more we research the more we agree that having a single book for the BI client tools will help new users getting started with the system.
Here is a running list that we have been referring to frequently:

SAS Documentation (I use the A-Z list as a …

First Three Chapters Submitted to SAS Press

2011-02-28 – 9:50 PM

Tricia and I spent the gorgeous weekend inside working on our computers. But we are SO excited to have the first three chapters into SAS Press for the initial review phase. This was submitted a full 2 months before our contracted due date – so at this pace we might have preliminary full drafts for you to look through at SAS US Regional User Conferences …