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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
  • Invest smartly through cost/benefit analysis
©2012 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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