Advance Praise for How Finance Works:
Helen Riley, Chief Financial Officer, Google X —
"Mihir's book provides the perfect combination of intuitive explanations, contemporary examples, and rigor so that both finance pros and novices can truly enhance their capabilities."
Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram —
"Informative and engaging, this book . . . is a must-read for business students and aspiring business leaders — or anyone looking to deepen their understanding of finance."
Sarah Kauss, founder and CEO, S'well —
"Professor Mihir Desai's advice — both practical and witty — was an inspiration when I was a student at Harvard Business School. . . I'm thrilled that he's written this book so that even more people can benefit from his wisdom!"
Aswath Damodaran, Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business; author, The Little Book of Valuation —
"Mihir Desai's book on how finance works is masterful at laying bare the simple truths and the commonsense principles that underlie much of finance. . . readers, no matter what their background or interests, will come out more informed and enlightened by the journey."
David Wolfson, Executive Director, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy —
"For anyone who wants to be able to utilize financial information. . . How Finance Works provides clarity and guidance to what can be, for many, an intimidating arena."
Michael Jaff, MD, President, Newton-Wellesley Hospital —
"Finally, someone has provided a mechanism for gaining intuition about finance for those of us who deliberately avoided any financial studies in school."
Cyrus Taraporevala, President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors —
"Professor Desai has accomplished a rare feat: transforming the typically complex and often dry subject of finance into a lively and accessible tour de force, without trivializing its importance."
Jennifer Morgan, President, Americas and Asia Pacific Japan, SAP —
"Mihir manages to make finance fun and accessible — and, by the end of it, you'll have the confidence, intuition, and understanding you need to succeed as a leader or executive in any organization."