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The Modeller’s Miscellany #86

How to review a spreadsheet

ICAEW launch guide on 03/11/21

ICAEW’s Excel Community has launched a new guide setting out common sources of spreadsheet error, how to review them with confidence, and steps you can take to give the next user a helping hand. A useful resource for all modellers. Get the guide here.


Bitcoin basics workshop

Bitcoin Basics Workshop is a two-hour introduction to what Bitcoin is and how it works. If you’re looking for an efficient by the thorough primer to bring you up to speed, this is it. Watch the whole thing and you’ll know more about how Bitcoin works than 99.9% of the rest of the people on the planet. Watch here.


Mind management, not time management

This book is based on a simple idea: time management made sense for units of production in the industrial age. But in the knowledge economy, understanding how to get more out of your mind is more important than understanding how to get more out of your time. If you’ve tried every productivity tool and life hack and are still overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted, this book may help. Read more here.

As ever – we’ll send you a copy in return for suggestions for content we use in the Miscellany.


The story of the first sports data analyst

Hugh Fullerton was a pioneer of sports data analytics. This long-form piece from the BBC tells the story of how we begin to collect data on baseballs games, and how he discovered the “big fix” of 1919. An interesting read for fans of sports and data. Read more.

Modeller’s Miscellany Jobs

If you have a financial modelling related position you’d like us to include, please email


Senior Executive Manager, Financial Modelling – EY – London, UK

Assistant Manager and Manager (Business Modelling & Analytics) – Deloitte – London, Birmingham or Manchester, UK

Associate Director – Restructuring Financial Modelling – Teneo – London, UK

Senior Consultant, Financial Modelling – Teneo – London, UK

Business Modelling Manager – Knott Consulting – Germany

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