Publisher: The Economist, 2003, 248 pages
Designed as a companion to The Economist Style Guide, the best-selling guide to writing style, The Economist Numbers Guide is invaluable for everyone 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 recognised techniques for solving financial problems, analysing information of any kind and effective decision-making. Over 100 charts, graphs, tables and feature boxes highlight key points. Also included is an A-Z dictionary of terms covering everything from amortisation to zero-sum game.
Whatever your business, The Economist Numbers Guide will prove invaluable.
A very good book if you need a refresher of the Business Numeracy you're supposed to have learned in your MBA courses. As a beginners book, it is to short and makes a lot of assumptions on what you already known and understand.
Be warned, though, it is absolutely not a book that you read page by page in order, but a encyclopedia that you may use in your daily life (if you work in the trade).