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I read IETC, and then built myself a spreadsheet to plug in various numbers from 10-Ks and generate the 4 quadrant earnings power chart. I learned as much from having to pore through the financials as from the book, but I do wish it could be more automatic to generate the chart.

I suppose if I had access to some very pricey database I could get those numbers without digging, but even then I imagine, since each company handles non-GAAP differently, etc, that there will always be a need for manual processing.

Loved the book, but I agree with rackled that it's not a beginner's book.

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