“If you think Excel is boring, you’re right.”

I’m in full agreement with David Pierce, author of “Spreadsheet Superstars“, but I suspect that many (current and former) colleagues would disagree. For the spreadsheet fans out there, here we present a look at the world of competitive Excel eSports. Yes, there is indeed a world of Excel competitions, even one that was televised on ESPN. To me this is a 10th circle of hell that Dante failed to mention, but to each his own.




David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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