"The two parts I'm most jazzed about [with ASM] are the tie-in between the three financial statements, and
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Omeed Selbe, Adjunct Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
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Scott Wheeler, CFO of Daseke Inc., Adjunct Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University
“I have indeed found the platform quite useful, and I think it is a nice complement to accounting and/or Excel courses.”
Jessica Li, Student, Harvard University
“Thank you for creating this fantastic site, the information is invaluable.”
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Alan Rouchard, Student, University of Texas
“I wish I had this site in my intro to finance (class) when I was a freshman. I
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Aditya Sheth, Student, IÉSEG School of Management
“Hi, I would like to thank you for this website, it has really helped me through
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Vik Chadha, Co-Founder of Backupify, GlowTouch Technologies and Scalable Ventures
A French gentleman responding to the “Simple LBO” video who later asked to remain
(because who wants to be known for getting excited about LBO videos???)
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