Finance Basics (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

Paperback | March 11, 2014

byHarvard Business Review

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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

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 read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives—from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.

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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 inv...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:Harvard Business Review PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1625270852

ISBN - 13:9781625270856

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“The newest addition to the outstanding '20 Minute Manager' series from the Harvard Business School Press… an ideal introduction that is especially appropriate for the non-specialist general reader wanting to grasp and apply the fundamentals of financial management and decision making.” — Midwest Book Review