MS Excel has been around for more than 30 years now. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls it his company’s most important consumer product. Accountants and bookkeepers swear by it, as do managers, small business owners and college students.
There is something seriously wrong with the current education system. It’s hard to put a finger on it, but it’s fair to say that the schools and colleges of today do not prepare students for jobs in the modern day industrial economy.
There is a start-up boom in Israel, India, the United States, Canada, Sweden and many other countries in the world. Start-ups create tens of millions of jobs for young people, and lower some of the pressure on some of the larger corporations.
With good, high paying jobs hard to come by these days, it makes a lot of sense for a talented young person to take up freelancing as a career option. Indeed, according to the Freelancers Union there were 55 million freelancers in the U.S. in 2016, or 35 percent of the U.S. population.