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Publisher's Summary

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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"Nonfinancial managers will appreciate this nontechnical, in-depth guided tour through financial statements and financial concepts and analysis." ( Choice Magazine)

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Narrator was extremely easy to listen to & relaxing. Didn't feel like listening to a financial book

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way to fast for me.

Narrator was way to fast for me, Im an electrician. more picture in book will help. over all was a great use of my time, thank you.

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Excellent if you don't have no exposure to finance

What did you like most about Financial Intelligence?

As a broad basic overview it is excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The profit and loss statement was my favourite, although the balance sheet came in a close second. Seriously though, why does Audible continually ask questions like this for non-fiction books??? I think they do it just to push my buttons. I mean I love Audible, but crap like asking non relevant questions for certain types of books should be an easy fix.

What does Tom Zingarelli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

There is an accompanying PDF, so even if you listen to the audio you can always refer to the PDF where required.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Seriously? Seriously???? Yup, when i read financial statements I always cry, unless of course they are the financial statements of our local or federal government, then I just laugh at the abuse.

Any additional comments?

I have a background in finance and bought this as a brief refresher. For that purpose it was a waste of time. If you do not have a background, or only have a brief exposure to finance/ accounting then this book is an excellent start. Happy listening.

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  • Jean
  • 22-03-2018

You need to listen with the pdf documents

This is not an easy listening book.
You need to listen with the pdf documents at the same time. Treat this book like a lecture, by listening chapters by chapters attentively and taking notes.

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  • Gary Johnson
  • 21-05-2018

Great... just hang in there

Essential for management & leaders to understand. First 8 chapters include too much justification for why the book is important. After that, the stories & examples are fascinating & informative.

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  • Chike
  • 03-06-2018

Apt book title!

I enjoyed listening to this book, it lived up to its title! If you're a non-finance person in industry, an aspiring entrepreneur, an investor or just a regular person seeking to understand the mysterious world of business accounting and what all those terms mean - this book is for you.

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  • char
  • 17-09-2019

Good information.

Very good information. Being new to the topic it was a little difficult for me at times to keep up. A lot of new terminology for me.

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  • jeanjuste
  • 05-11-2018

This is a must read for new managers

I love listening to this audiobook. It covered some of the essential aspects of a business and how the financials play a major in operations.

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  • M. Myers
  • 22-10-2016

Fantastic for investors

Where does Financial Intelligence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read about 80 finance and investment books and this one is essential.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Financial Intelligence?

Up and down a solid offering

Have you listened to any of Tom Zingarelli’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no, but I listened again a month later

Any additional comments?

Fantastic fundamental information. Any respectable investor will find great value in this book. A must own

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  • Brad
  • 14-01-2021

Excellent

A really good primer foe managers without a background in finance. Highly recommended for teaching basic concepts.

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  • Loyd W. Martin
  • 19-11-2020

Financial Intelligence for Everyone !!!

Imagine a world where ignorance is shattered by accessible truth !!! Look no further to Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs to refine your understanding of Business Finance. As a Engineer, I did not have the benefit of a business education, but thanks to the authors, Now I do, Thank you for the great work and instruction !!!!

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  • Geoffrey Spier
  • 24-06-2020

would've liked more details than an overview.

I found the information informative, more than I had known in past. It interest me enough to keep listening to it and gave me some insight on things that I did not know decent read, but again I wish there was more details

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  • wframp
  • 05-03-2019

Very enlightening

Good read and very informative on the finance of your business. Give you a good idea of how you company is running and how it can be profitable. Letting everyone know what the numbers meat.

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  • D J McArthur
  • 25-07-2015

Articulate and insightful guide to finance KPIs

Where does Financial Intelligence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent overview of key financial measures to assess the health of a business.

What other book might you compare Financial Intelligence to, and why?

For business people who are not particularly financially intelligent it helps de-mistify the important financial considerations necessary to communicate effectively with the accountants.

What about Tom Zingarelli’s performance did you like?

Polished delivery and performance.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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No

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  • Alex, London
  • 25-11-2017

Excellent overview, will help everyone add value

This audiobook together "critical business skills" by GreatCourses have greatly enhanced my business management skills.

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  • bonde
  • 31-08-2017

great insight into the accounting world

it was a very good read every investor, businessman or related stakeholders should understand the language of business which is in no doubt the language of accounting this book gives you a great start

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