The popularity of spreadsheets in both business and academia has increased considerably over the past five years. This new edition of a successful textbook will be thoroughly updated to reflect changing practices and technology._x000D_ This text adopts an active learning approach with the emphasis being placed on the utilization of software tools to help build models. The bookâ€™s primary approach is to help the reader put theory into practice. The â€˜learn by exampleâ€™ approach used throughout the book guides the user through the complexities of model building. Every day examples from business and operations management form the basis of the bookâ€™s â€˜hands onâ€™ development models that help the reader to appreciate Excelâ€™s power and flexibility.