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The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Finance for Non-Financial Managers 3/E, 3rd Edition by Robert Cooke, Susan Shelly, H. George Shoffner

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PREFACE

My friend, Ralph, went to college and majored in history (and extracurricular activities). With sheepskin in hand, he applied for many chairman-of-the-board positions and wound up in a slot selling high-end printers. The social amenities learned in college helped, and the eventual responsibilities of one-and-a-half children ensured that he became a heavy hitter in the sales representative roster. He became a field supervisor/trainer; and eventually, when the third child was within two months of arriving, he was appointed Southeast Regional Sales Manager.

The euphoria of the private office, first-class travel, secretary, and impending large bonuses was short-lived. Ralph moved into the high-powered job on September 1st. On October 1st ...

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