Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

  • 7h 20m 13s
  • Joe Knight, Karen Berman
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2015

Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers, helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean but also why they matter.

This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years, including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy.

Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers to help bring everyday work to a new level.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: You Can't Always Trust the Numbers
  • Chapter 2: Spotting Assumptions, Estimates, and Biases
  • Chapter 3: Why Increase Your Financial Intelligence?
  • Part One: Toolbox
  • Chapter 5: Profit Is an Estimate
  • Chapter 6: Cracking the Code of the Income Statement
  • Chapter 7: Revenue
  • Chapter 8: Costs and Expenses
  • Chapter 9: The Many Forms of Profit
  • Part Two: Toolbox
  • Chapter 10: Understanding Balance Sheet Basics
  • Chapter 11: Assets
  • Chapter 12: On the Other Side
  • Chapter 13: Why the Balance Sheet Balances
  • Chapter 14: The Income Statement Affects the Balance Sheet
  • Part Three: Toolbox
  • Chapter 15: Cash Is a Reality Check
  • Chapter 16: Profit ≠ Cash (and You Need Both)
  • Chapter 17: The Language of Cash Flow
  • Chapter 18: How Cash Connects with Everything Else
  • Chapter 19: Why Cash Matters
  • Part Four: Toolbox
  • Chapter 20: The Power of Ratios
  • Chapter 21: Profitability Ratios
  • Chapter 22: Leverage Ratios
  • Chapter 23: Liquidity Ratios
  • Chapter 24: Efficiency Ratios
  • Part Five: Toolbox
  • Chapter 26: The Building Blocks of ROI
  • Chapter 27: Figuring ROI
  • Part Six: Toolbox
  • Chapter 28: The Magic of Managing the Balance Sheet
  • Chapter 29: Your Balance Sheet Levers
  • Chapter 30: Homing In on Cash Conversion
  • Part Seven: Toolbox
  • Chapter 31: Financial Literacy and Corporate Performance
  • Chapter 32: Financial Literacy Strategies
  • Chapter 33: Financial Transparency—Our Ultimate Goal
  • Part Eight: Toolbox


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