Over 50,000 copies sold!'Covers all the essentials from break-even analysis to taking your company public . . . Full of up-to-date financial and managerial information.'--Entrepreneur MagazineThis book is for every manager and business professional who wants to know 'what the numbers mean' and how finance and accounting can be used to help manage business. No prior background in finance and accounting is required. Each chapter takes readers into the classrooms at the nation's top business schools and provides a state-of-the-art overview of all key topics, including budgeting, financial statements, break-even analysis, and evaluating an acquisitions target.New chapters cover computer technology, valuing a business, and financial risk First Edition a Main Selection of Book of the Month Club's Fortune Book ClubJOHN LESLIE LIVINGSTONE (Palm Beach, Florida) was a senior partner at Coopers & Lybrand and is a principle with the MAC group. He has taught at Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, and Babson College.