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Depends on how much of a dummy you are!
3 February 2014
I began from a position of Alpha Dummydom and with no direct experience of corporate finance whatsoever. I hoped that this book would help me to fill in a pretty hefty gap in my knowledge. And while it began lucidly and pitched at just the right level, I confess my eyes have glazed over many times in the ensuing chapters!
The author definitely assumes a greater level of knowledge and experience than I can bring to the boardroom table. Which has meant that it has been rather hard-going for me. But, with some patience and, y'know, the sum total of human wisdom known as the Internet (!) at my disposal, I felt I have made some, slow, progress.
I am still ploughing through the book and I haven't completely drowned in its arcane secrets yet. I guess there is still plenty of time for me to either sink or swim. But whether or not I do depends on how much time and effort I am willing to devote to the enterprise!