What are the best ways to learn Excel? How do I get good at Excel? I’ve been asked this question many times in person or online, and even wrote some answers online. I discuss not only the best ways to learn Excel, but also what the core concepts you should learn to be the most effective at work when using Excel.
I am a big believer in the pareto principle, or as Tim Ferriss calls it, the Minimum Effective Dose to learn the least amount to get the most done. This concept can also be applied to learning Excel. Some strategies for learning Excel include enrolling in a full-time in-person class, taking an online class (like this Skillshare one :)), watching YouTube videos, or taking apart an existing Excel file (my preferred choice).
In the 2nd half of the episode, I talk about some episodes from other podcasts I found interesting:
- Planet Money: Episode 785 – The Starbury
- Under the Skin with Russell Brand: Episode 70 – Heal Yourself with The Ice Shaman (Wim Hof)