30 Ways to Tell If You (or a Loved One) Loves Spreadsheets Too Much
You know that person who has a spreadsheet for everything… or maybe that person is you. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. I myself have been guilty of loving spreadsheets too much. And it didn’t stop there. I led people to believe that spreadsheets were the best way to make a Gantt chart, or analyze Mailchimp data, or god forbid, make a REST API. It embarrasses me to say it, but recognition is the first step to recovery.
I finally came to an awakening. I got married to a lovely woman, but my spreadsheet love persisted… then I started working at Panoply. I realized that there is a better way to manage data. It’s called a data warehouse, and it’s changed my life.
We at Panoply, (many who have been guilty of loving spreadsheets too much) have compiled this list for you to diagnose yourself and those you love. But be careful. Self-diagnosis is risky. The true test is whether you too will be enlightened by a data warehouse. To find out, start your free trial of Panoply today. Without further ado, here’s our list.
You watch Youtube videos with titles like “Top 10 Crazy Spreadsheet Fails!”
You have fond (or not so fond) memories of Clippy
You dream in rows and columns
You ruin Thanksgiving dinner with heated arguments about Excel vs. Google Sheets
You wrote a VBA script that orders your lunch for you
You can rank your top 5 favorite formulae
You think “Big Data” is anything that exceeds Excel’s row count maximum
You went to IKEA and asked where they keep “pivot tables” then got offended when no one laughed
You have a spreadsheet for literally every problem
You know more Excel keyboard shortcuts than coworkers
You referred to moving in with your significant other as “merging cells”
Just seeing #div/0! frustrates you
You have a spreadsheet to organize your spreadsheets
You listed Excel as a hobby on Facebook
This is your kind of art
You start all of your text messages with “=”
You have a spreadsheet called “Secret Sauce” that determines your fantasy football draft
You planned your first date, wedding, and honeymoon in spreadsheets
You have three spreadsheets open right now
You get frustrated because your refrigerator doesn’t have a VLOOKUP
You ruin Thanksgiving dinner with heated arguments about Excel vs Google Sheets
You call Excel and a calculator your “data stack”
You refer to your Instagram photos by their column letter and row number in your home page
Your idea of collaboration is sending an Excel file in an email
You rely on =SUM to get the result of 2+2
You use Solver to plan your grocery list
You don’t take offense to people calling you an “Excel Nerd”
You have Excel opens automatically when you turn on your computer
You have mrexcel.com bookmarked on your desktop
You rely on spreadsheets to solve comics
You have the Excel mobile app on your phone
You dress up as a pivot table for Halloween
Do you know somebody who loves spreadsheets too much? Send them in the article and let’s help them help themselves.
Did we miss something? Leave it in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.
Link: 30 Ways to Tell If You (or a Loved One) Loves Spreadsheets Too Much