Financial Intelligence

A Manager's Guide to knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

by John Case , Karen Berman , Joe Knight

Number of pages: 288

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

BBB Library: Economics & Investment

ISBN: 9781591397649



About the Authors

John Case : Joe Knight, Partner and Senior Consultant with the Business Literacy Institute,

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Karen Berman : Dr. Karen Berman, founder and president of the Business Literacy Institute,

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Joe Knight : Joe Knight, Partner and Senior Consultant with the Business Literacy Institute,

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Editorial Review

Accounting and finance like all other business disciplines, really are as much art as they are science. The art of accounting and finance is the art of using limited data to come as close as possible to an accurate description of how well a company is performing. Accounting and finance are not reality, they are a reflection of reality and the accuracy of that reflection depends on the ability of accountants and finance professionals to make reasonable assumptions and to calculate reasonable estimates.

Book Reviews

"Financial Intelligenceis accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories from real companies. It will help non-financial managers add substantially more to their companies’ – and their own – success. If you have ever wanted to “talk numbers” confidently with your colleagues, this is the book for you." Business Literacy

"There is no dearth of books on finance and one can pick up any that one likes. However, one book that I would like to recommend, especially to the non-finance types, is Financial Intelligence. The primary reason for that is that the book is extremely well written, jargon-free and extremely enjoyable to read (and that is a HUGE plus in its favour)." Bluebarn

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