Monday, March 12, 2007

The wonders of spreadsheets

I finished my ENT spreadsheets for our company financials...9 pages of interlinked financial planning assumptions, all culminating in a four-year cash flow and profit and loss account that show us making a lot of money.

Although I think my ears bled from the pressure of developing it, now that it's done I can spend hours fiddling with numbers so I can watch the changes cascade throughout the workbook. It's mesmerizing, noticing that 10 extra people a night per store do astronomical things to our overall profit, or that 30% fewer people buying from us will send us into a tailspin.

I'm like a cat with something shiny. Who cares if then numbers are correct? They're so pretty when you manipulate the formulas.....

3 comments:

Pam said...

We'll all work for you someday, darlin'. And we'll be happy about that.

Beth said...

I'm Beth, and I am a fellow Excel nerd. I love to play with my sums.

Melinda June said...

Yes, Pam, and it will be big bonuses and free lattes for everyone!

Beth, how is it so intoxicating?