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.
This new edition of a business classic demystifies finance and accounting and gives managers the tools they need make better decisions. Packed with fresh insights and the latest information on accounting regulations, international accounting practices, and global business trends, the book reveals how to:
Understand the fundamentals of financial analysis, budgeting, and forecastingInterpret balance sheets, income/cash flow statements, and annual reportsSift through conflicting data to find the most relevant figuresLocate key information about competitors and suppliersAnalyze variances and calculate break-even points and other vital measuresAnd much more
Expanded case studies and practice exercises reinforce the lessons and let you strengthen your skills. Imagine the impact when you grasp not only what the numbers mean—but how you can use that intelligence to drive your business forward.
Financial decisions impact virtually every area of your company. As a manager, it's up to you to understand how and why.
Finance for Nonfinancial Managers helps you understand the information in essential financial reports and then shows you how to use that understanding to make informed, intelligent decisions. It provides a solid working knowledge of:Basic Financial Reports--All about balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and more Cost Accounting--Methods to assess which products or services are most profitable to your firm Operational Planning and Budgeting--Ways to use financial knowledge to strengthen your company
Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:
Key Terms: Clear defi nitions of key terms and concepts
Smart Managing: Tactics and strategies for managing change
Tricks of the Trade: Tips for executing the tactics in the book
Mistake Proofing: Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error
Caution: Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong
For Example: Examples of successful change-management tactics
Tools: Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques
Business Plans to Game Plans will help you turn your vision into a thriving business equipped to weather any market! Order today!
Have you ever noticed that the business savvy of the world's best CEOs seems like a kind of street smarts? They sense where the opportunities are and how to take advantage of them. And their companies make money consistently, year after year.
How different is it to run a big company than to sell fruit from a cart or run a small shop in a village? In essence, not very, according to Ram Charan. From his childhood in India, where he worked in his family's shoe shop, to his education at Harvard Business School and his daily work advising many of the world's best CEOs, Ram understands business as few can.
The best CEOs have a knack for bringing the most complex business down to the fundamentals--the same fundamentals that are used to run the family shoe shop. And, they have business acumen--the ability to focus on the basics and make money for the company.
What the CEO Wants You to Know captures these insights and explains in clear, simple language how to do what great CEOs do instinctively and persistently:
* Understand the basic building blocks of a business and use them to figure out how your company makes money and operates as a total business.
* Decide what to do, despite the clutter of day-to-day business and the complexity of the real world.
Many people spend more than a hundred thousand dollars on an MBA without learning to pull these pieces of the puzzle together. Many others lack a formal business education and feel shut out from the executive suite. What the CEO Wants You to Know provides you with the universal laws of business success, no matter whether you are selling fruit from a stand or running a Fortune 500 company.
Even Einstein might have had a hard time making sense of the numbers that come out of the typical accounting department. These critical financial figures of a business should be presented in rational, decision-friendly accounting reports to managers. Unfortunately, accounting reports generally fall short of this mark. That's why managers rely on John Tracy and The Fast Forward MBA in Finance to help them understand all the accounting and financial information so critical to making sound business decisions.
In this robust update of the popular first edition, Tracy explores the natural starting point for managers-the financial statements-and reveals the essential meaning of each. The financial statement framework is then expanded and modified for the decision-making functions of business managers. Practical examples illustrate how to use management models for analyzing profit, cash flow, and capital investment, all of which are clearly explained with a tight focus on the information needs of individual managers.
The Fast Forward MBA-- the compact business companion you'll use every day!
* Keep up with the newest ideas in business
* Brush up on the basics you can't do without
* Find direct, practical answers to complicated problems
As a small-business owner, financial statements are your most important tools—and if you don’t know how to read them and understand their implications, you cannot possibly steer your business successfully. Accounting for the Numberphobic demystifies your company’s financial dashboard: the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. The book explains in plain English how each measurement reflects the overall health of your business—and impacts your decisions. You will discover:
How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits • How to identify the break-even point that means your business is self-sustaining • Real-world advice on measuring and increasing cash flow • What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company’s worth • And more
Illustrated with case studies and packed with practical action steps, this indispensable guide will put your business on the path to profitability in no time.