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244: Improve Your Financial Intelligence, with Joe Knight

By Dave Stachowiak

Joe Knight: Author of Financial Intelligence www.business-literacy.com Joe teaches us how to improve our own financial intelligence, so we can influence within organizations more effectively. He is a highly regarded finance and business literacy keynote speaker, trainer, and published author. Quotes Those who understand [financial statements] are the vast minority of people who are moving up in the corporate environment. —Joe Knight One of the problems with fraud is that you have these companies reporting profit, but it wasn’t real profit, and it was never converting to real cash. —Joe Knight Wall street, other investors, and banks have shifted to looking at cashflow as a concrete, tangible number. —Joe Knight It’s important never to lose sight of the fact that cash flow almost eliminates the possibility of fraudulent financial reporting. —Joe Knight We’re not trying to create high-level financial people; we’re trying to decode [financial statements] for the rest of us. —Joe Knight Links mentioned: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time HBR ROI Toolkit HBR EBITDA Tookit HBR Business Valuation Toolkit (still being built by Harvard, should be published next month) Resources for Business Literacy Institute: Online Financial Intelligence Training Financial Concepts Dictionary Take the Financial Intelligence Assessment Feedback Comments, questions, or feedback for future Q&A shows: http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback The next Q&A show is episode 248 If you're not already subscribed to this show, please do so and you’ll get new episodes every Monday. Just search for Coaching for Leaders on iTunes, Stitcher, or any podcast app you use and subscribe there. Please join my weekly leadership guide. The leadership guide is delivered to your inbox each Wednesday and includes my thoughts and recommendations on the best articles, podcasts, videos, and books to support your development between shows. It also includes a brief overview and link to the full weekly show notes. If you, like me, tend to listen to podcasts while you’re on the road or exercising, this will give you an easy way to follow up later on the links and resources we mention in every show. As a bonus, when you join the weekly leadership guide, you’ll get immediate access to my readers’ guide listing the 10 leadership books that will help you get better results from others, with brief summaries from me on the value of each book. Download the 11-page readers’ guide and 9-minute video of these book recommendations … plus, insight on the 2 books that I rely on weekly! http://coachingforleaders.com/subscribe Thank You If you would like to post a review on iTunes, it's a huge help in the growth of the Coaching for Leaders community. If you use iTunes, just visit http://coachingforleaders.com/itunes – and thank you in advance for your support!

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