"Although pitched at those who are thinking about investing in the stock market, this book is also a very handy guide to how companies are structured, who benefits from share price movement and how to read financial results. The early chapters deal with how shares are created and who owns the company. Later chapters look at Profit & Loss accounts and Balance Sheets. While these are only brief overviews, they should help you read the figures of your own business and assess its success. There is also interesting guidance on features such as profit warning and reading between the lines in trading statements. The chapters on actual share trading will appeal if you have your own share portfolio (or are thinking about starting one). They are clearly written and contain a lot of sound advice."