Techniques of Financial Analysis: A Guide to Value Creation
By Erich A. Helfert
This classic teaches financial analysis for executives and entrepreneurs who have a basic understanding of accounting. It provides easy-to-use tools for financial and economic analysis, designed to help the reader grasp links between management decisions and the impact they have on financial performance and value of their companies.
Helfert has updated this version with lessons from failed dot-coms, Excel-based interactive templates, and a general sprucing up of illustrations. Now that CEOs of public companies are required to sign off on their company’s financial statements, this tome may be a good place to start.
By Professor Ben Gomes-Casseres
Brandeis professor Ben Gomes-Casseres, a Harvard Business School alum, has developed a useful Web site on alliance strategy and management. Free content here includes useful presentation slides, forums, and other materials on the topic that he has written for a variety of publications and occasions.
If you are at all involved in creating partnerships for your company, this site is a good place to sharpen your thinking.