The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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Review: 'How To Read A Financial Report' by John A. Tracy

Since finance and accounting are such important and challenging parts of business, the better we understand them, the better off we’ll be. How to Read a Financial Report is a concise, well-written guide to navigating the three core business accounting reports: the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.

In each chapter, Tracy is careful to explain how each statement is developed, how the statements relate to each other, and what each report tells you about the health of the business in question. The book is clearly and logically structured, making it easy to find answers to specific financial questions.

After reading How to Read a Financial Report, you’ll be better equipped to understand the financial strength of any company, whether it's a publicly-traded business or your own firm.


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The Personal MBA

Master the Art of Business

A world-class business education in a single volume. Learn the universal principles behind every successful business, then use these ideas to make more money, get more done, and have more fun in your life and work.

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