Colleagues had handed me books on accounting before, which I failed to get to grips with. I have always struggled with getting to grips with the numerical side of what I do for a living. REcently, however, I found myself having no choice to get better at it. Frankly I was desperate and while I'm not the kind of person who thinks of myself as a 'dummy', I hoped that this book would be a miracle pill. Thankfully, it has been really good. The authors clearly lay out the principles and pack the book with simple answers. I also enjoyed the fact that there are plenty of tips rather than a mass of prose (which is what the other books I'd seen before were like). Great effort: someone should give these authors a medal!