Part IV

How Do We Know That We’ve Arrived?

It is all very well to plan our journey, but we need to understand how we are progressing toward our final destination and, ultimately, whether we have arrived where we intended. Financial statements of different hues are a crucial ingredient in helping us here. We are not the only ones who are interested in the success of our journey. Along the way we are helped by all sorts of interested parties, and, naturally, they are quite keen to see that we are successful for the rest of the way.

The list of those who are interested in our progress, which we can tell them through our financial statements, seems to grow longer by the day. Some of those people are directly connected with our organization, for ...

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