Finance Basics (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

  • 1h 10m 8s
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Intimidated by corporate finance? The numbers (and the jargon) can feel overwhelming-but you have to understand them to manage effectively. Finance Basics explains the fundamentals simply and quickly, introducing you to key terms and concepts such as: (1) How to navigate financial statements, (2) How to weigh costs and benefits, (3) What's involved in budgeting and forecasting, and (4) How to gauge a company's financial health.

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In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Why Understand Finance?
  • Chapter 2 - Navigating the Three Major Financial Statements
  • Chapter 3 - Using the Statements to Measure Financial Health
  • Chapter 4 - Preparing a Budget
  • Chapter 5 - Calculating Return on Investment
  • Chapter 6 - Tracking Performance


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