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Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making | [Richard A. Lambert]

Financial Literacy for Managers: Finance and Accounting for Better Decision-Making

The language of business. In order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need. In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit.
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The language of business. In order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need. In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit.

You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy.

Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Richard A. Lambert (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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    PHIL San Diego, CA, United States 12-17-14
    PHIL San Diego, CA, United States 12-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Clear, practical, tremendous value"

    This is one of my favorite audiobooks ever (and I've listened to hundreds). I took financial and managerial accounting classes a few years ago. This worked as a refresher and went beyond that into solid, basic finance topics, very effectively. The information is useful to me for personal finance decisions as well (such as, using discounted value of future cash flows in decision support). Rarely have I found so much useful information so well and so compactly delivered. I will listen to it many times. I hope for more content form this author.

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    Willy Brighton, CO, United States 11-16-14
    Willy Brighton, CO, United States 11-16-14
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    What made the experience of listening to Financial Literacy for Managers the most enjoyable?

    Great information, enough detail to make it valuable, and not too involved to be cumbersome and boring.


    Any additional comments?

    I know I will have to listen to this audio book more than once to catch all the information. You need to download the PDF file so you can follow some of the figures, unless you are able to visualize the spoken figures and financial statements, which does require some concentration while you listen. This is definitely not a casual listen, but given the subject, I would not expect it to be.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Canada 03-22-14
    Jeff Canada 03-22-14 Member Since 2000

    Ice climber & inventor living in Canmore, AB Audible addict for the last 15 years.

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    What disappointed you about Financial Literacy for Managers?

    This book is probably just fine to read. However I don't think that it lends itself well to an audiobook format.


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    It is pretty rare that I can't finish a book. I've listen to thousands and this is been one of the few that I abandoned early on. It's not that the book doesn't have good information; it does. It just really isn't suited to be an audiobook.

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    Heather roseville, CA, USA 04-24-14
    Heather roseville, CA, USA 04-24-14 Member Since 2008
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    Would you try another book from Richard A. Lambert and/or Kaleo Griffith?

    Yes, but probably not another audio one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard A. Lambert again?

    Very unlikely.


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    This book might be just fine, it seems to have some insightful information; however, it is horrible in audio form.

    They give a lot of examples of financial reports and how to interpret them. Normally this would be great; but, they read the numbers in the tables row-by-row, column-by-column. Some of these tables take a couple of minutes to get through. It is very tedious and doesn't help you understand what they are talking about. I don't think anyone could absorb information like this. Would be much better if they had just said, "see the attached PDF."

    This is one of the few audio-books that I just couldn't finish.

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    joe 04-08-15
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    good book .. but you need to be prepared with a note pad and excel to fallow it and understand ... it seems more like a lecture on accounting in a class room setting ... but with the tools it is easy to fallow

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    I am going to listen that again and again. I like it pretty much. Another step to get better in financial accounting and an analysis of financial statements.

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