Hi. My name is Benjamin Oberholzer, a 26-year-old from South Africa. I’m really excited about you visiting my blog! Thanks for stopping by!
I have a passion for Excel formulas. They are so simple, yet so versatile and flexible. I enjoy figuring out a way to calculate anything using formulas and functions, and I hope to instill that same passion in you while reading this blog.
Where it all started…
My journey with Excel started as a young 14-year-old. At the time, my father needed some help in preparing his monthly reports on a spreadsheet. I volunteered, so he showed me several basic Excel formulas to use in his spreadsheets. I was hooked! I saw the potential of formulas right from the start, and realized the endless possibilities they had.
From that day onwards, I started experimenting with formulas. I created spreadsheets for nearly everything – from managing my music collection to calculating the required marks I should maintain in order to pass my exams. I used Excel extensively throughout high school and university, where I studied civil engineering.
When I started work after university, I was struck with the reality that very little of my elder colleagues knew how to use Excel, even at a most basic level. So in 2016, I decided to start ApplyExcel, partly to educate them, and partly because I love helping others figure out ways to make their spreadsheets work.
Today, I use ApplyExcel to teach people about the power of Excel functions and formulas, and to show them how they, too, can make their spreadsheets smart and dynamic, able to think and take decisions on their own!
My aim is to keep blogging on https://applyexcel.com for as long as I can. In addition, I aspire to create a video course that teaches the basics of Excel formulas, and releasing it before the end of 2016. Please subscribe to my newsletter to be updated when it goes live!
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