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Numbers Guide (5TH 03 Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

The essentials of business numeracy The Numbers Guide, now in its fifth edition, is aimed at managers who have budgetary, planning or forecasting responsibilities and is invaluable for everyone who wants to be competent, and able to communicate effectively, with numbers. There are chapters on Key Concepts, Finance and investment, Measures for interpretation and analysis, Forecasting techniques, Sampling and hypothesis testing Incorporating judgments into decisions, Decision-making, Linear programming and networking. The guide also points out common pitfalls, such as:
• On rounding: Two times two makes four? Right? Wrong. The answer could be anywhere between two and six when dealing with rounded numbers.
• On percentages: If the inflation rate rises from 10% to 12% it has risen by two percentage points, but the actual percentage increase is 20%.

Book News Annotation:

Designed as a companion to The Economist Style Guide, this guide to business numeracy explains fundamental concepts with plain- language explanations, worked examples, and word problems, and provides a range of methods for effective decision making. Chapters cover finance and investment, descriptive measures for interpretation and analysis, tables and charts, forecasting techniques, sampling and hypothesis testing, incorporating judgements into decisions, and linear programming and networking. Author information is not given.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The guide also points out common pitfalls, such as: <BR>- On rounding: Two times two makes four? Right? Wrong. The answer could be anywhere between two and six when dealing with rounded numbers.<BR>- On percentages: If the inflation rate rises from 10 percent to 12 percent it has risen by 2 percentage points, but the actual percentage increase is 20 percent

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

List of tables.

List of figures.

Introduction.

1. Key concepts.

Summary.

Ways of looking at data.

Fractions, percentages, and proportions.

Index numbers.

Notation.

Probability.

Counting techniques.

Encryption.

2. Finance and investment.

Summary.

Interest.

Annuities.

Investment analysis.

Inflation.

Interest rate problems in disguise.

Exchange rates.

3. Descriptive measures for interpretation and analysis.

Summary.

Distributions.

Normal distributions.

4. Tables and charts.

Summary.

Tables.

Charts.

5. Forecasting techniques.

Summary.

Time series.

Trends.

Seasonal adjustment.

Cycles.

Residuals.

Cause and effect.

Identifying relationships with regression analysis.

Forecast monitoring and review.

6. Sampling and hypothesis testing.

Summary.

Estimating statistics and parameters.

Confidence.

Other summary measures.

Non-parametric methods.

Hypothesis testing.

7. Incorporating judgments into decisions.

Summary.

Uncertainty and risk.

Decision trees.

Perfect information.

The expected value of sample information.

Making the final decision.

8. Decision-making in action.

 Summary.

Game strategy.

Queueing.

Stock control.

Markov chains: what happens next?

Project management.

Simulation.

9. Linear programming and networking.

Summary.

Identifying the optimal solution.

Traps and tricks.

Multiple objectives.

Networks.

A - Z. 

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576601440
Subtitle:
The Essentials of Business Numeracy
Author:
Stutely, Richard
Publisher:
Bloomberg Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Business mathematics
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Decision-making
Subject:
Problem solving
Subject:
Numeracy.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
General & Introductory Economics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Economist Series
Series Volume:
37
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.60x7.12x.89 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9781576601440 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , The guide also points out common pitfalls, such as: <BR>- On rounding: Two times two makes four? Right? Wrong. The answer could be anywhere between two and six when dealing with rounded numbers.<BR>- On percentages: If the inflation rate rises from 10 percent to 12 percent it has risen by 2 percentage points, but the actual percentage increase is 20 percent
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