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The Definitive Guide to Business Finance: What Smart Managers Do with the Numbers (Financial Times Series) Paperback – 14 Dec 2006

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 2 edition (14 Dec. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273710958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273710950
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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From the Back Cover

‘Aspiring managers who have trouble with crunching numbers may have found a saviour in Richard Stutely.’

The Guardian

 

‘… a powerful tool for anyone involved with practical financial management issues. It is a superb balance between practical tips and hints and sufficient level of detail to enable you to challenge and make progress in improving the financial and operational performance of your organisation. It consciously avoids the sterile academic debates and focuses clearly on value added ideas and initiatives. The 10 questions sections are incredibly powerful.’

Simon Rogers, Senior Consultant in Big 4 Global Professional Services Firm

 

Don’t let a fear of finance hold you back. Play the numbers game … and win.

If you’re a manager or entrepreneur and you’re not proficient in the basics of business finance, you simply can't do your job well. If you need to get to grips with essentials like P&L accounts, budgets and forecasting, this is the only book you'll ever need. The Definitive Guide to Business Finance is focused on getting you up to speed - fast. Richard Stutely achieves what you might think is impossible, making business finance easy with an amusing, wry and common sense style that will make you wonder what you ever worried about. 

This book is a survival toolkit on the financial essentials. It assumes no specialised prior knowledge of finance and takes a guided step-by-step approach to all the techniques and concepts you need to understand, explaining the hows, whats and whys along the way. To make things even easier, it shows you how to use basic Excel spreadsheets to do all the calculations for you. Throughout the book, Richard Stutely shoes you how to crack the jargon and unveils shortcuts, tips and tricks that will make you look like a financial wizard.

If you're not yet a whiz with the numbers, you can definitely use this book to your advantage. If you're already a whiz, you will still find something new to improve your skills. Make the numbers add up for you.

About the Author

Businessman and author Richard Stutely has written many other books including The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators (1861974671 and has written extensively for publications such as The Economist, The Accountant and The Banker

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This book may not top you Christmas wish list but it is an absolute must for entrepreneurs, executives and business people alike. Richard weaves his craft and translates years of first hand experience into a highly readable, enjoyable and, most importantly, understandable read. I have applied many of the recommendations in this book to my own scenarios and the results have been instantaneous. No longer do I fear the darkest realms of the financial departments, analysts or executives - this book has provided with the insight, weapons and strategy to battle upon an even keel. This book could be the greatest investment you ever make.
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You'd expect a book on business finance to be dry, dull and soporific - that is, a great cure for insomnia. Well, wake up, because Richard Stutely's manual on numbers for nonfinancial managers blows a bracing gust of fresh air into a stale subject. The business expert's witty asides, funny anecdotes and tongue-in-cheek approach make for a relatively painless introduction to the basics of number crunching. More important, he focuses on making sense of figures and data and on applying the knowledge they provide. getAbstract suggests this instructive guide to new managers who seek a primer on business finance; business students who need a comprehensible revision aid; seasoned nonfinancial executives, who will refer to it again and again; and novice business owners, who'll find that its easy-to-use layout really helps make the material accessible.
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If you're unsure about financial terminology, how to read a balance sheet, how these figures are arrived at then this book is excellent. It runs you through basic financial maths and is all in all a must read. I can't recommend it enough.
If all you are interested in is how to interpret a financial statement then start with The Interpretation of Financial Statements
It's a nifty little book.
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Great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough - and thoroughly entertaining - introduction to the basics of business finance 21 Sept. 2012
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You'd expect a book on business finance to be dry, dull and soporific - that is, a great cure for insomnia. Well, wake up, because Richard Stutely's manual on numbers for nonfinancial managers blows a bracing gust of fresh air into a stale subject. The business expert's witty asides, funny anecdotes and tongue-in-cheek approach make for a relatively painless introduction to the basics of number crunching. More important, he focuses on making sense of figures and data and on applying the knowledge they provide. getAbstract suggests this instructive guide to new managers who seek a primer on business finance; business students who need a comprehensible revision aid; seasoned nonfinancial executives, who will refer to it again and again; and novice business owners, who'll find that its easy-to-use layout really helps make the material accessible.
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