When someone is really absorbed in studying an Excel spreadsheet, you could almost mistake them for being hypnotized. For a professional hypnotist like Paul McKenna, however, Excel is captivating for reasons that have little to do with financial spreadsheets, sales or marketing.
The 52-year old raised eyebrows in a recent interview with The Guardian newspaper where he confessed that he took a highly unusual route to deciding who would make an ideal choice of life companion:
I’ve dated a lot of beautiful women. A friend pointed out I didn’t actually like them, and advised me to make an Excel spreadsheet to find out who I really loved. It came down to Kate [Davey, his long-time PA]. We’d worked together for many years; thankfully she felt the same way and now we’re engaged. I feel I’ve learned more with her in the last three years than the rest of my life.
Using Excel he was able to really get at the core of what McKenna was looking for—and now, he has that omnipresent tool to thank for his happily ever after. Continue reading These Extreme Use Cases of Excel Spreadsheets Just Prove Why They’ll Survive