Mihir A. Desai

HOW FINANCE WORKS
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Based on a popular Class taught by a Harvard Business School Professor. If you're not a numbers person, then finance can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, you'll need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others. In how finance works, Mihir desai-aa Professor at Harvard Business School and author of the wisdom of finance-guides you into the complex but endlessly fascinating world of finance, demystifying it in the process. Through entertaining case studies, interactive exercises, full-color visuals and a conversational style that belies the topic, Professor Desai tackles a broad range of topics that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to finally understand how finance works. These include: how different financial levers can affect a company's performance the different ways in which companies fund their operations and investments why finance is more concerned with cash Flow than profits how value is created, measured and maximized the importance of capital markets in helping companies grow whether you're a student or a manager, an aspiring CFO or an entrepreneur, how finance works is the colorful and interactive guide you need to help you start thinking more deeply about the numbers. Mihir Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. An award-winning teacher and a leading scholar of corporate finance and tax policy, Professor Desai has been educating varied student populations for nearly twenty years, including senior executives from around the world, MBA students, undergraduates and lawyers. Professor Desai has published more than 25 case studies and a casebook and he has testified before the US Congress on policy issues. He is the author of Wisdom of Finance (2017), which was long-listed for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. 
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This book captures Desai’s lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession. The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks’s The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai’s vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model demonstrates the true value of relationships. THE WISDOM OF FINANCE is a wholly unique book, offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world’s most complex and misunderstood professions.
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