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How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers – Book Review

I just finished How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers, by Mihir Desai.

This is based on finance course taught by a Harvard Business School professor (that does sound funny – just repeating the blurb here).

This covers a general view of capital markets, how companies allocate their capital, how to value is created, and how to fund companies.

I have actually had a lot of this in more complete courses in the MBA I am doing online (Saint Paul/LIT), but I have to say that the coverage here was quite excellent, with a nice amount of quizzes and examples.

And all of that in a relatively short book.

I read this one on O'Reilly Learning, which I usually like a lot. It had to be on the PC browser, as the android app decided to not load some of the images (unfortunately this happens sometimes)…

Overall, strongly recommended.

By Luiz A D R Marques

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