The Language of Business

In order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need.

In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy.

The Wharton Executive Essentials Series from Wharton Digital Press brings the ideas of the Wharton School’s thought leaders to you wherever you are. Inspired by Wharton’s Executive Education program, each book is authored by globally renowned faculty and filled with real-life business examples and actionable advice. Wharton Executive Essentials guides offer a quick-reading, penetrating, and comprehensive summary of the knowledge leaders need to excel in today’s competitive business environment and capture tomorrow’s opportunities.

“Richard A. Lambert not only explains, in easily understood terms and language, how financial statements work, but also how and why they are essential to decision making.”

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    Blog Business World Review, December 02, 2011

    Blog Business World, Finance & Accounting Book Review

    The author describes the critical importance of understanding accounting and financial statements as they are the guide to where the business has been, is now, and where it’s headed in the future.

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  • Featured image for article: ‘Finance & Accounting’ for the Rest of Us: A Conversation with Richard A. Lambert
    Knowledge@Wharton, November 22, 2011

    ‘Finance & Accounting’ for the Rest of Us: A Conversation with Richard A. Lambert

    Stephen J. Kobrin, a Wharton management professor and executive director of Wharton Digital Press, talked with Richard Lambert about how managers can use financial statements to create and refine strategy, stay on top of expenses, establish proper benchmarks for gauging performance and more.

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  • Featured image for article: Are You Financially Literate? A Checklist for Managers
    Stocker Blog, October 29, 2011

    Are You Financially Literate? A Checklist for Managers

    Guest Article By Richard A. Lambert, author of Wharton Executive Education Finance & Accounting Essentials.

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    Money Matters 101, October 26, 2011

    Finance & Accounting

    Are You Financially Literate? A Checklist for Managers By Richard A. Lambert, author of Wharton Executive Education Finance & Accounting Essentials.

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    December 01, 2015

    Give the Gift of Inspiration

    If you are looking for a holiday gift to thank your team for their hard work and dedication or your customers and clients for their business, a Wharton Digital Press ebook bundle is just the right gift.

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  • Featured image for article: New Book: Financial Literacy for Managers
    May 05, 2012

    New Book: Financial Literacy for Managers

    In Financial Literacy for Managers, author Richard Lambert demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit.

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  • Featured image for article: Wharton Digital Press Debuts Wharton Executive Education Essentials Series
    November 03, 2011

    Wharton Digital Press Debuts Wharton Executive Education Essentials Series

    The Aresty Institute of Executive Education partners with Wharton Digital Press to publish the Wharton Executive Education Essentials Series.

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