HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers

  • 3h 56m 45s
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

Don't let your fear of finance get in the way of your success.

Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that's profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company's numbers helped—or hurt—your career?

Whether you're new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to master the fundamentals, as all good managers must.

The HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers will help you: learn the language of finance; compare your firm's financials with rivals'; shift your team's focus from revenues to profits; assess your vulnerability to industry downturns; use financial data to defend budget requests; and invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Finance Quiz
  • Chapter 2 - The Key Financial Statements
  • Chapter 3 - The Fundamental Laws of Business
  • Chapter 4 - Using Statements to Measure Financial Health
  • Chapter 5 - Grow Your Profits by Streamlining Your Business
  • Chapter 6 - Working Your Assets to Boost Your Growth
  • Chapter 7 - Profit ≠ Cash (and You Need Both)
  • Chapter 8 - Why Cash Matters
  • Chapter 9 - Your Balance Sheet Levers
  • Chapter 10 - What's Your Working Capital Model? A Case Study
  • Chapter 11 - Learn to Speak the Language of Roi
  • Chapter 12 - Practical Tools for Management Decisions
  • Chapter 13 - What the Financial Statements Don't Tell You
  • Chapter 14 - The Five Traps of Performance Measurement
  • Chapter 15 - Finance Quiz