Robert Follett never had a course in accounting or finance. But as he moved into corporate management, he had to learn about these subjects in order to be successful. He learned the hard way.
Keeping score using accounting and financial analysis is an important skill that many who move up from nonmanagement positions don’t have. Follett wanted to help others avoid the dumb mistakes he made. That’s why How to Keep Score in Business came to life.
Before the book was written, Follett undertook much study and then presented seminars, workshops, and short courses for new managers. These helped him hone the book’s contents.
Follett began his career as a very junior editor in a publishing company. He rose through both editorial and ...