Authored by richard stutely, the economist numbers guide: the essentials of business numeracy is a book that deals with making decisions and solving problems using the help of numerical methods. It starts off with an introduction to the importance of statistical thinking and numerical methodologies. The introduction gives a brief summary of all the chapters about to follow, thereby preparing the mindset of the readers for the information yet to come. This book is divided into 9 chapters, each of which deals with a different topic. The first chapter discusses the key concepts involved by elaborating on probability, notation, counting techniques, etc. The second chapter, titled finance and investment, deals with inflation, analysis of investments, exchange rates, etc. The third chapter of this book pertains to the descriptive measures used for analysis and interpretation. Forecasting techniques, sample and hypothesis testing, decision-making are some of the other sub-areas explored in the economist numbers guide: the essentials of business numeracy. More than a hundred graphs, tables, and charts have been provided in order to make information more comprehensible to readers. Useful for those who make business decisions on a regular basis, this book takes its readers through the basics of numeracy for businesses. The 6th revised edition of the economist numbers guide: the essentials of business numeracy was published by profile books ltd in 2013. It is available in paperback format.