Financial acumen is essential for the success of all business people, whether they are in a small start-up or a global corporation. Buy Low, Sell High is a compact finance book dedicated to helping non-financial people understand business finance easily and painlessly. Written by an experienced and popular teacher of finance to thousands of non-financial managers and professionals around the world, it explains all the key financial terms and concepts in a simple manner. In so doing, it shows the main connections between what people in the operations of a business do and the financial performance of their company. Concise, intuitive and designed for great accessibility, this is the dream-book for all who want a quick and motivating read on finance to improve their acumen on this critical subject.
About the Author
Dr. Philip Young is a corporate education consultant and former MBA professor with over 30 years of experience in the design and delivery of business seminars and training programs in finance, strategy and marketing. His primary focus is on courses in finance for non-financial managers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Randy B. Lichtman for Readers' Favorite In reading Buy Low, Sell High: The Simplicity of Business Finance by Dr. Philip Young, I considered it from three perspectives: Businessperson, teacher of business, and the non-financial student learning finance. From all three perspectives I found it to be a very solidly crafted book which explains financial principles in fairly easy to understand terms. The first five chapters especially take the time to break down the principles of finance very effectively, giving examples and making the ideas very easy to understand. When I teach business courses, I can see how I can integrate some of the explanations into my own classes. The structure of opening the chapter with questions to look for and then answering them at the end were also very effective in focusing the reader on some of the important points. The illustrations have more of a hand drawn look to them, with lines looking uneven—I would have preferred a more professional design. I understand the author is trying for a more personalized look, but I would have chosen differently in regards to the drawings. I like the exercises provided by the author, but would suggest the answers be placed at the end of the chapter so the reader will try to do the exercise without having the answer right next to the exercise. Overall, I would recommend Buy Low, Sell High as an excellent book especially for managers who would like to increase their financial knowledge with a lighter approach to finance. The book definitely shows the experience of a lecturer/instructor in a very interesting narrative as opposed to a dry finance textbook. The book can be a very good supplement in an entrepreneurship course.