This text provides advice on how to value a business and how to think about markets and market prices. It aims to help develop a mind-set that will be the foundation to successful investing, and looks at how the reader can analyze businesses and make wise investment choices. The author reveals three things an investor needs to get from financial statements, illustrating how managers play games with numbers, oftern to the detriment of the investor. Lawrence Cunningham argues that an essential element of intelligent investing is a common-sense ability to assess the trustworthiness of corporate managers, and gives readers the tools to find business managers who are trustworthy. The book also provides valuation examples from some top companies: GE, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney.