Introduction

This book will challenge you to think differently about Excel. It will challenge you to think outside the cell.

Most of us are not used to thinking differently about Excel. We’re used to viewing Excel as a one-dimensional platform with a fixed set of capabilities. This myopic view has caused us to build dashboards and models, a not-so-small-number of which are perceived as being slow and clunky. Some have even accepted “slow and clunky” as the compromise to building dashboards in Excel. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can create intuitive, interactive data and analytics applications in Excel without sacrificing speed and utility, if you know how.

This book will teach you how. But it won’t happen through a series of clicks ...

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