Beyond the Numbers: How Leading Companies Measure and Drive Success

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Beyond the Numbers How Leading Companies Measure and Drive SuccessWilliam L. Simon "This book stands at the intersection ofmanagement and money, the place where modern business fundamentalsand current financial principles come together. Business managershave traditionally used accounting-based financials that lookedbackward, at the wake--showing where the organization had been;today, they are learning to use financials that look forward towardthe horizon." --from the Preface Businesses can't afford to have afinancial system which only measures its past. In order to build asuccessful company, you need a financial system that also shows youhow to plan your company's future. This must-have book forexecutives, managers, analysts, and other stakeholders, will showyou how to refine your current financials or thoroughly overhaulthem. In Beyond the Numbers, you have the opportunity to profitfrom the experiences of CEOs and CFOs at market leading companiesin a variety of industries. You will learn how to build a trulyeffective corporate financial system--one that:
* Ensures accurate financial reporting that emphasizes necessarydetails
* Educates key business managers about the refined financialmeasures needed to reach strategic goals
* Enables financial and operating managers to communicate key dataanalyses effectively
* Empowers key personnel throughout the company with a clearunderstanding of the links between financial measurements andoverall business strategies
* Emphasizes the right themes when reporting financial health toinvestment analysts and the business press.
Numbers are meaningless unless they are gathered, interpreted, andutilized in the right way. The methods and methodologies capturedin Beyond the Numbers will help you to better recognize yourcompany's strengths, maximize its opportunities, and optimize itsfuture.

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Beyond the Numbers How Leading Companies Measure and Drive SuccessWilliam L. Simon In today’s leading companies, new financialtools and measurements are being used to boost performance andmeasure all-important shareholder value. More aggressive and moreaccurate, capable of showing what’s really happening in theorganization, these new measures are providing a foundation for thekind of reliable decision-making necessary in today’s highlycompetitive global marketplace. If you want to make sure yourfinancial judgments are fully informed, you have to bring youranalyses off the sidelines and put them into the game. You have tomake sure your reports reflect—not obscure—yourcompany’s true fiscal health. You have to make Finance afull-fledged partner in planning your company’s future. Youhave to "go beyond the numbers," and this must-have book forexecutives, managers, analysts, and other stakeholders, shows youhow. In Beyond the Numbers, the co-author of the bestselling ProfitFrom Experience gives you the opportunity to profit from theexperiences of CEOs and CFOs at market leading companies in avariety of industries including manufacturing, services, andhigh-tech. These are the people who are turning financial analysisinto a powerful strategic advantage, and author William Simonpresents their innovative approaches in the most direct waypossible: in their own words. Here, in a series of in-depth,straight-shooting, informationpacked interviews, 25 proven businessleaders:

  • Reveal the innovative financial strategies that are helping topropel their companies forward
  • Describe reporting, measuring, and training systems that canmake those strategies a reality
  • Provide solid examples and valuable insights to help youimplement and monitor the strategies you need
Beyond the Numbers lets you benchmark against the best, adaptingexpert advice and reallife experiences to meet your company’sneeds. Whether you’re looking to refine your currentfinancials or thoroughly overhaul them, the information containedhere will help you build a truly effective corporate financialsystem. Numbers are meaningless unless they are gathered,interpreted, and utilized in the right way. The methods andmethodologies captured in Beyond the Numbers will help you tobetter recognize your company’s strengths, maximize itsopportunities, and optimize its future.

About the Author:

About the Author WILLIAM L. SIMSON, co-author of the best-seiling Profit From Experience, is a professional writer with over 30 years of experience and 800 published or produced works. He has written in every medium: books, magazines, newspapers, film, television, and multimedia. Among his best-known works are Setting Sail, with Walter Cronkite, Early Warning (Universal Studios) and the PBS documentary, From Information to Wisdom. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

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