THE HBR GUIDE TO THINKING SMART ABOUT THE NUMBERS
For many,finance is cloaked in mystery and quite intimidating. This unfortunate outcome is no coincidence. Many in finance like to shroud what they do in order to intimidate outsiders. But if you want to pro gress in your career, you’ll need to engage deeply in finance—it is the language of business, the lifeblood of the economy, and increasingly a dominant force in capitalism. So neglecting finance and hoping to survive meetings by thoughtfully nodding your head is an increasingly untenable choice.