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Table of Contents Preface Part 1 The Art of Finance (and Why It Matters) 1. You Can't Always Trust the Numbers 2. Spotting Assumptions, Estimates, and Biases 3. Why Increase Your Financial Intelligence? Part 1 Toolbox Part 2 The (Many) Peculiarities of the Income Statement 4. Profit Is an Estimate 5. Cracking the Code of the Income Statement 6. Revenue: The Issue Is Recognition 7. Costs and Expenses: No Hard and Fast Rules 8. The Many Forms of Profit Part 2 Toolbox Part 3 The Balance Sheet Reveals the Most 9. Understanding Balance-Sheet Basics 10. Assets: More Estimates and Assumptions (Except for Cash) 11. On the Other Side: Liabilities and Equity 12. Why the Balance Sheet Balances 13. The Income Statement Affects the Balance Sheet Part 3 Toolbox Part 4 Cash Is King 14. Cash Is a Reality Check 15. Profit ? Cash (And You Need Both) 16. The Language of Cash Flow 17. How Cash Connects With Everything Else 18. Why Cash Matters Part 4 Toolbox Part 5 Ratios: Learning What the Numbers are Really Telling You 19. The Power of Ratios 20. Profitability Ratios: The Higher the Better 21. Leverage Ratios: The Balancing Act 22. Liquidity Ratios: Can We Pay Our Bills? 23. Efficiency Ratios: Making the Most of Your Assets Part 5 Toolbox Part 6 How to Calculate (and Really Understand) Return on Investment 24. The Building Blocks of ROI 25. Figuring ROI: The Nitty Gritty Part 6 Toolbox Part 7 Applied Financial Intelligence: Working Capital Management 26. The Magic of Managing the Balance Sheet 27. Your Balance Sheet Levers 28. Homing In On Cash Conversion Part 7 Toolbox Part 8 Creating a Financially Intelligent Department (and Organization) 29. Financial Literacy and Corporate Performance 30. Financial Literacy Strategies 31. Financial Transparency: Our Ultimate Goal Part 8 Toolbox Appendix: Sample Financials Acknowledgments About the Authors
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Corporations -- Finance.