How Finance Works

by Mihir Desai (Author)
Unlimited loans, One at a time

Based on the popular HBS MOOC, "Leading with Finance," this is a hands-on and extensive guide to the ins and outs of finance for people who aren't versed in numbers but need to be--an HBR Guide on steroids.

  • Uber-practical: the book doesn't just provide information; it's a very hand-on learning experience, which sets it apart from other books in this space--including our own.
  • Full-color, workbook layout.
  • In the context of the subject matter, the tone is conversational and the material isn't dry. It makes finance come alive (seriously).
  • An MBA-level class in a book.


    • Managers, especially those who needs a deeper understanding of the numbers to do their jobs.
    • Students
    • Aspiring Wall Streeters
    • Professionals--journalists, editors, writers, business folks--who need a robust understanding of finance.

    Announced first printing: 35,000
    Laydown goal: 6,500

  • Book details

    Publication date
    February 12, 2019
    Page count