The Illiterate Executive: An Executive's Handbook for Mastering Financial Acumen

The Illiterate Executive: An Executive's Handbook for Mastering Financial Acumen

by Blair Cook


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ISBN-13: 9781460289945
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Blair is an award winning professional accountant and presenter with a passion for developing financial acumen in aspiring leaders. Blair is a many-time chief financial officer and corporate director with real world experience. He has decades of experience teaching others and designing innovative professional programs for the Big 4 accounting firms and national accounting bodies. This combination of real world experience with academic discipline has made his advice invaluable to the millions of people who have taken his courses and watched his videos.
Blair lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has an undergraduate degree in business administration for Acadia University and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Mary's University. He won the Governor General's Gold Medal in Chartered Accountancy in 1995 as the top Canadian graduate. He worked for seven years in public accounting practice before going on to fulfill a number of increasingly senior financial roles in various companies. He retired as chief financial officer in 2009 to become a corporate director and found his own consultancy practice. He now works with public and private companies in a myriad of industries from utilities to hospitality to food processing to manufacturing. He also consults regularly with various universities and professional associations in program development, professional development, and creation of thought leadership in matters pertaining to finance....

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