Excel in the News for the Wrong Reasons
A number of friends and readers have been sending me links lately about some high-profile mistakes made with Excel. I particularly like the one above where Excel is shown as a massive meteorite smashing into the Earth.
Since I am sure some of you are getting sent the same links, and sometimes in a not-so-subtle, snarky way, I thought it would be good to provide my opinion – maybe it will give you something constructive to say in response to them.
1) There’s a BIG Difference Between Analysis/Reporting vs. Simulation
Simulation-Style Workbooks Operate Like This: Small Amount of Data, Lots of Formulas