There are hundreds if not thousands of great resources for learning and continually improving. These are a few of my favorite ones.


SlideShare Decks
Amazon AWS Cloud
APQC KPI and Process Benchmarking
Python Org
R Statistical Computing
R Bloggers
SQL Server Pro Mag
Data Visualization
Telling Stories With Data
B-Eye Network
Information Management
Database Journal
Analysis Tookpak for Excel
Electronic Statistics Textbook
SAP Community Network
Open SAP
Oracle Technical Network
IBM Technical Community
SAS Community
Apache Hadoop
Apache Spark


Business Intelligence Roadmap by Atre
Enterprise Analytics by Davenport
Developing Analytic Talent by Vincent Granville
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte
Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few
Now You See It by Stephen Few
Show Me the Numbers by Stephen Few
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning by Ian H. Witten and Eibe Frank
Data Preparation for Data Mining by Dorian Pyle
Data Mining with R by Torgo
Data Mining for the Masses by Matthew North
R Cookbook by Torgo
R for Business Analytics by Ohri
R in a Nutshell by Adler
Power Query for Excel by Chris Webb
The Data Warehouse Toolkit Collection by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross
Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse by Bill Inmon
Hadoop the Definitive Guide by White (O’Reilly)
Programming Pig by Gates (O’Reilly)
Programming Hive by Capriolo, Wampler, Rutherglen (O’Reilly)
The Lil SAS Book for Enterprise Guide by Slaughter and Delwiche
SAS Certification Guide  BASE Programming by SAS
Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel by Gordon S. Linoff
SQL Server Internals
by Delaney, Randall, Tripp, Cunningham and Nevarez
Excel for Scientists and Engineers
by Gerard Verschuuren
Excel Advanced Report Development by Timothy Zapawa
Excel 2013 Data Analytics and Business Modeling by Wayne Winston
Mastering Technical Mathematics by Gibilisco and Crowhurst


ACM Association for Computing Machinery
TDWI The Data Warehousing Instistute
PMI Project Management Institute
PASS Professional Association of SQL Server
PASS Excel