Finance Basics

  • by Harvard Business Review
  • Narrated by James Edward Thomas
  • 1 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


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.
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- Gina.mendoza34

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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- Tony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School