I read this book in the mid 80s when I was still in college and didn't know anything about business. It was a great introduction to basic financial concepts that I have carried with me throughout my career. They are as true today as they were then and 100 years prior. The lessons are taught in an anecdotal way that is easy to grasp and quick to read. I highly recommend it. Long out of print it is easily available on most used book sites.