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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Business Literacy Institute, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Nonfinancial managers will appreciate this nontechnical, in-depth guided tour through financial statements and financial concepts and analysis." ( Choice Magazine)

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Fantastic for investors

Where does Financial Intelligence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read about 80 finance and investment books and this one is essential.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Financial Intelligence?

Up and down a solid offering

Have you listened to any of Tom Zingarelli’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no, but I listened again a month later

Any additional comments?

Fantastic fundamental information. Any respectable investor will find great value in this book. A must own

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You need to listen with the pdf documents

This is not an easy listening book.
You need to listen with the pdf documents at the same time. Treat this book like a lecture, by listening chapters by chapters attentively and taking notes.

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great general corporate finance overview

gives the layman a sound foundation for financial knowledge within the business world. Many of the ideas in this book are also applicable to the investor if you take the time to apply your learning to investment analysis.

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pretty good

my goal was to listen to this in the background as I worked and pick up on even 20% of what was said. I plan to do this again at some point and I think that overall it is worthwhile. :-) this would probably also be handy if you sat down and actually paused every so often to make sure you understand each part very well.

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Starts strong

I found the first half very easy to understand but they lost me towards the end.

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Great highlight. Need sample parts to follow audio for full value

Great highlight. Need sample parts to follow audio for full value. A one page takeaway at end would be great

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Very educational

now it all makes sense!
very important for the managers to understand the basics of finance to their functional effectiveness and in doing what is good for the company.

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  • D J McArthur
  • 07-25-15

Articulate and insightful guide to finance KPIs

Where does Financial Intelligence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent overview of key financial measures to assess the health of a business.

What other book might you compare Financial Intelligence to, and why?

For business people who are not particularly financially intelligent it helps de-mistify the important financial considerations necessary to communicate effectively with the accountants.

What about Tom Zingarelli’s performance did you like?

Polished delivery and performance.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

No

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  • Samir, London
  • 11-25-17

Excellent overview, will help everyone add value

This audiobook together "critical business skills" by GreatCourses have greatly enhanced my business management skills.

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  • bonde
  • 08-31-17

great insight into the accounting world

it was a very good read every investor, businessman or related stakeholders should understand the language of business which is in no doubt the language of accounting this book gives you a great start

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-08-17

Financial intelligence

Narrator was extremely easy to listen to & relaxing. Didn't feel like listening to a financial book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-28-18

way to fast for me.

Narrator was way to fast for me, Im an electrician. more picture in book will help. over all was a great use of my time, thank you.

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  • david
  • 10-03-16

Excellent if you don't have no exposure to finance

What did you like most about Financial Intelligence?

As a broad basic overview it is excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The profit and loss statement was my favourite, although the balance sheet came in a close second. Seriously though, why does Audible continually ask questions like this for non-fiction books??? I think they do it just to push my buttons. I mean I love Audible, but crap like asking non relevant questions for certain types of books should be an easy fix.

What does Tom Zingarelli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

There is an accompanying PDF, so even if you listen to the audio you can always refer to the PDF where required.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Seriously? Seriously???? Yup, when i read financial statements I always cry, unless of course they are the financial statements of our local or federal government, then I just laugh at the abuse.

Any additional comments?

I have a background in finance and bought this as a brief refresher. For that purpose it was a waste of time. If you do not have a background, or only have a brief exposure to finance/ accounting then this book is an excellent start. Happy listening.