Designer Josh Leong was growing impatient with Microsoft. After spending a few years working his way up the chain from designing icons to helping design Flash Fill, one of Excel 2013′s best new features , Leong didn’t feel like he was making much of an impact. While working on Excel, he stumbled upon a Microsoft research paper titled “Excel: It’s Not About The Math.” It detailed how people all over the world were using Excel for everything from cataloging garage sales to keeping track of entire businesses on Etsy.
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