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The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Finance for Non-Financial Managers

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Gives you the working knowledge you need to understand what the numbers are really saying, without unnecessary backroom accounting terms. This book provides information on: the essential concepts of finance, so that you can ask intelligent questions and understand the answers; vital statements and reports; and, auditing - what is measured and how.
Paperback, Second Edition, 321 pages
Published February 4th 2004 by McGraw-Hill (first published November 1992)
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Lucy
Feb 17, 2017 Lucy rated it it was amazing
Despite the topic, the author did a good job of keeping the information interesting. However, there were quite a few typos that made the information confusing at times.
Cooljoe815
Sep 17, 2013 Cooljoe815 rated it really liked it
I have never been a number guy but recently I have been serious about learning more about finances . As the book says words are the language of love and numbers are the language of money. I've read, Trading Bases about sports and numbers, I read Moneyball and now, Finance for Nonfinancial managers.
My takeaway is that once you know the formulas and rules of financial reports is not too complicated. You learn about budgets, income statements, and cash flow statements. The reasons I gave it only 4
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Krishna Kumar
The author does a good job of making a stale subject like Accounting interesting. The running example of the Spouse Houses is hilarious, while at the same time, introducing the user to different accounting details and rationales for handling the books a certain way. There are a lot of financial charts in the book, but the author keeps them simple and easy to understand. Unless you pay attention to the exercises at the end of each chapter, you wouldn't realize that it is a student textbook, not a ...more
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Feb 01, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it
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A great introduction to finance for non-numbers people. Although you would definitely need to go back and make notes on some of this material. Canadian readers would benefit from realistic Canadian version of the figures.

*By the way, not too boring as far as finance books go. The authors are even funny at times.
John
Feb 22, 2011 John rated it liked it
It was boring (no shit), but taught me what all the basic accounting concepts like the matching principle, materiality, assets/liabilities/equity, etc means, and how to read balance sheets, and income statements.

Tedious shit, but worth knowing.
John
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Really good for people who know nothing about finance.
Janna
Jan 05, 2009 Janna rated it liked it
Easy to read book, cute examples, has little quizzes at the end of each chapter. Only for people (like me) who don't know anything about accounting and want to learn the basics
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Despite the topic, the author did a good job of keeping the information interesting. However, there were quite a few typos that made the information confusing at times.
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