Description: The field of Finance has become more relevant to the commoner in recent years. Europe is still mired in the sovereign debt crisis while the US is still recovering from the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. These events underscored the impact of the global financial difficulties on regular global citizen of the world. This book gives you, a member of such a global citizen group, necessary fundamentals of Finance in order to appreciate and understand the situation at hand. It should be the first reference for a beginner, who could then use it as a springboard for more advanced topics of Finance. On the other hand, it could also be the first and last book to be read by a beginner who might be turned off by the whole topic instead! At the very least, in both cases, both beginners would have grasped the fundamentals of the topic from this book. So, start digging in and you might find that reading that piece in the financial press now makes sense!
A definite primer on Finance.
Discusses the concept of value, time-value of money, assets, capital, free cash flow and valuations in laymen language.
Emphasis on the key concept in Finance that would appear again and again, i.e. information asymmetry.
Commentary on the recent Global Financial Crisis 2007-2009
About The Author: Hafeez Kamaruzzaman is an engineer by training, a graduate from Imperial College London in Mechanical Engineering in the year 2001. He is also a recent MBA graduate of Melbourne Business School, which is frequently voted the top business school in Australia. He has vast experience in manufacturing and business operations. He is currently attached to a leading global firm specialising in cement, aggregates and concrete. In his spare time, he does volunteer work with the Young Engineers’ Section (YES) of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). A self-confessed music nerd, he listens to all kinds of music and regularly jams with his jamming buddies.