Finance Books by Karen Berman and Joe Knight

Finance Books by Karen Berman and Joe Knight

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Title: Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

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.

This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their 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.

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.

Author(s): Karen Berman
ISBN 13: 9781422144114
Pages: 304
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Title: Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs: What You Really Need to Know About the Numbers

Using the groundbreaking formula they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance specifically for entrepreneurial managers.

Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover:

Why the assumptions behind financial data matter
• What income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements really reveal

• How to use ratios to assess your venture's financial health

• How to calculate return on your investments in your enterprise

• Ways to use financial information to do your own job better

• How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team

Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with colleagues, partners, and employees-- and fully understand how to use financial data to make better decisions for your business.
Author(s): Karen Berman
ISBN 13: 9781422119150
Pages: 304
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Title: Financial Intelligence for HR Professionals: What You Really Need to Know about the Numbers

As an HR manager, you're expected to use financial data to make decisions, allocate resources, and budget expenses. But if you're like many human resource practitioners, you may feel uncertain or uncomfortable incorporating financial numbers into your day-to-day work.

In Financial Intelligence for HR Professionals, Karen Berman and Joe Knight tailor the groundbreaking work they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean to present the essentials of finance specifically for HR experts.

Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of managers and employees at leading organizations worldwide, Berman and Knight provide you with a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover:

· Why the assumptions behind financial data matter

· What your company's income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement really reveal

· How to use ratios to assess your company's financial health

· How to calculate return on investment

· Ways to use financial information to support your business units and do your own job better

· How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team

Authoritative and accessible, this book empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with your boss, colleagues, and direct reports--and with the finance department.
Author(s): Berman, Karen , Knight, Joe , Case, John
ISBN 13: 9781422119136
Pages: 320
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Title: Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

Understanding the Financials-and What Lies Behind Them

Managers in every business are expected to use financial data to make decisions, allocate resources, and budget expenses. But the truth is, many are uncomfortable applying the most basic financial tools in their day-to-day work. Even managers who consider themselves financially savvy may not understand what goes into a financial statement, and so may take the numbers as gospel when they should be questioning them.

In Financial Intelligence, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance, but with an extra dimension. Succinct, easy-to-read chapters teach the fundamentals in a way that everyone can understand and put to work right away. But the authors also take you behind the scenes, to show where the numbers come from. Since nobody can quantify everything, accountants and finance executives always rely on estimates, assumptions, and judgment calls, which can skew the numbers in one direction or another. This book helps you recognize and understand those biases, challenge or correct for them when necessary, and use this information to be a better manager.

Based on their work training tens of thousands of managers and employees at many leading organizations, Berman and Knight provide readers with a deep understanding of:

* The basics of financial measurement: reading income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and more
* The art of finance: separating hard data from assumptions and estimates
* The mechanics of analysis: calculating ratios, return on investment, and working capital
* Cash and profit: knowing the difference between them, and why cash is suddenly the “hot” number in corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street
* Financial literacy and transparency: recognizing how they can boost performance

Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories from real companies, Financial Intelligence will help nonfinancial managers add substantially more to their companies’-and their own-success. If you have ever wanted to "talk numbers" confidently with your colleagues, this is the book for you.
Author(s): Karen Berman
ISBN 13: 9781591397649
Pages: 257
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Title: Financial Intelligence for IT Professionals: What You Really Need to Know About the Numbers

As an IT manager, you're expected to make key decisions and recommend major investments. And that means understanding your decisions' financial impact on your company. But if you're like many information technology practitioners, you may feel uncomfortable incorporating the financials into your day-to-day work.

Using the groundbreaking formula they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance specifically for IT experts.

Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of managers and employees at leading organizations worldwide, the authors illuminate the basics of financial management and measurement and provide hands-on activities for practicing what you are reading. You'll discover:

· Why the assumptions behind financial data matter

· What your company's income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement reveal

· How to use ratios to assess your company's financial health

· How to calculate return on IT investments

· Ways to use financial information to support your company's business units and do your own job better

· How to instill financial intelligence throughout your team

Authoritative and accessible, Financial Intelligence for IT Professionals empowers you to "talk numbers" confidently with your boss, colleagues, and direct reports -- and understand how the financials affect your part of the business.
Author(s): Karen Berman
ISBN 13: 9781422119143
Pages: 296
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