# One obstacle [to financial savvy] might be that you hate math, fear math, and don’t want to do math. Well, join the club. It might surprise you to know that, for the most part, finance involves additions and subtraction. When finance people get fancy, they multiply and divide. We never have to take the second derivative of a function or determine the area under a curve (sorry, engineers). So have no fear: the math is easy. And calculators are cheap. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be financially intelligent

— Financial Intelligence – A manager’s guide to knowing what the numbers really mean P. 26

One obstacle [to financial savvy] might be that you hate math, fear math, and don’t want to do math. Well, join the club. It might surprise you to know that, for the most part, finance involves additions and subtraction. When finance people get fancy, they multiply and divide. We never have to take the second derivative of a function or determine the area under a curve (sorry, engineers). So have no fear: the math is easy. And calculators are cheap. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to be financially intelligent.”