Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean


See what co-author Joe Knight says about the book Financial Intelligence in this video!

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A book about finance that will actually make you smarter.

“We are thrilled to present the second edition of our book Financial Intelligence. It has been 6 years since the book first came out and it is our hope that with this new edition we can carry forward our goal of reaching out to everyone who wants to understand the language of business and increase their financial intelligence.”

Watch this video to see why the authors named Financial Intelligence one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time Inc. magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance.

Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers—helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter.

Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers—to help bring everyday work to a new level.

“We believe that understanding how financial success is measured and how you impact that success is essential. This book helps to demystify the numbers in a clear and concise manner and you will be pleasantly surprised to find it is easy to read yet not simplistic.”

Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

This newly revised edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who want and need to speak the language of business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years—including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy.

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