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Mihir Desai on "How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm book talk; 6:00-6:10pm book sale

Session Co-Hosts: Semper8 Capital; WishingWell

Event Details

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Date: Monday November 11, 2019 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School; Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author, How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers (HBR Press, 2019) and The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return (Houghton Mifflin, 2017)
Topic: "How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers" (HBR Press, 2019)
Venue:

Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St George Street

Location: Toronto
Cost: $45.99 plus HST per person (includes 1 paperback copy of "How Finance Works" and 1 seat for the talk)
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Book Synopsis: This book is 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--a 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.

About Our Speaker: 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 & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Prof. Mihir Desai’s social media/website info: mihirdesai.org/

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