Numbers Guide: The Essentials of Business Numeracy

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Designed as a companion to The Economist Style Guide, the best-selling guide to writing style, The Economist Numbers Guide is invaluable to anyone who wants to be competent and able to communicate effectively with numbers.

In addition to general advice on basic numeracy, the guide points out common errors and explains the recognized techniques for solving financial problems, analysing information of any kind, and effective decision making. Over one hundred charts, graphs, tables, and feature boxes highlight key points. Also included is an A–Z dictionary of terms covering everything from amortization to zero-sum game.

Whatever your business, The Economist Numbers Guide will prove invaluable.

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About the author (2003)

Richard Stutely has gained insight into financial, strategic, and operational planning at all levels throughout his professional career. He has worked at HM Treasury, been a member of the London Stock Exchange, an investment banker, and general manager of an international commercial bank. He has been interviewed in newspapers, and on radio and television around the world, and written extensively for publications such as The Economist, The Accountant, and The Banker.

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