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Publisher's Summary

Intimidated by corporate finance? The numbers (and the jargon) can feel overwhelming - but you have to understand them to manage effectively. Finance Basics explains the fundamentals simply and quickly, introducing you to key terms and concepts such as:

  • How to navigate financial statements
  • How to weigh costs and benefits
  • What's involved in budgeting and forecasting
  • How to gauge a company's financial health

About HBR's 20-Minute Manager series:

Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business.

©2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Structured & helpful overview

The audio book is quite beneficial if you have some knowledge on finance and want to learn more about the basics or just get a quick recap

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Great quick refresher

narrator was good and overall it was a great refresher to get the mind thinking through a financial and analytics lens.

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Excelent Refeeence

Excelent reference for AN ALMOST 2 HOURS BASIC F I N N A N C E INFORMATION.

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broad range of information

not much depth to the material. it ended before it got started. very short book

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great book

A really well narrated book managers with limited little or no financial knowledge

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Boring

Boring and did not learn anything new. Lost interest within 20 minutes of the book. Disappointed. I would not recommend for anyone about to go into a Master's level course. I would recommend it for someone who can handle a monotone voice and likes books with very little substance.