With PowerPoint slides and the magic of double-entry accounting, we will look beyond what a company wants us to think about them through their PR campaigns and discover what they are really all about. Embedded in financial statements are hidden jewels behind the numbers and the footnotes of a major public corporation. In our first class, we will choose a corporation to explore behind the public persona. With a few key tools, we will evaluate the financial soundness and future success of the company. The tools you will learn in this class will help you understand almost any company's financial statements.