Best Selling Author, Consultant, Entrepreneur

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Also Accountancy (regular column), Asian Finance, and others.
Contributed to Institutional Investor Country Risk Assessments.

International Best Sellers

The Definitive Business Plan
By Richard Stutely
Financial Times Prentice Hall
1998, now in 3rd edition

The Definitive Guide
to Business Finance

By Richard Stutely
Financial Times Prentice Hall
2003, now in 2nd edition

The Economist Numbers Guide
By Richard Stutely
The Economist Books
1992, now in 7th edition

The Economist Guide
to Economic Indicators

By Richard Stutely
The Economist Books
1993, now in 6th edition

Published in over a dozen languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Complex Chinese, Korean, several other Eastern European languages, etc.

Other Major Books

Business Start Up in a box
By Steve Parks, Richard Stutely, Steve Martin

Editor & Contributor:
The Economist Desk Companion

Editor & Contributor:
The Economist Book of Vital World Statistics

Created concepts only

Richard has also researched and written countless business plans, marketing plans, operating plans, project plans, feasibility studies, economic studies, white papers, technical manuals, user guides, procedural manuals, reports, and other documents.

Business Solutions


The Definitive Guide to Business Finance

"Aspiring managers who have trouble with crunching numbers may have found a saviour in Richard Stutely."

The Guardian

The Definitive Guide to Business Finance

"… a powerful tool for anyone involved with practical financial management issues. It is a superb balance between practical tips and hints and sufficient level of detail to enable you to challenge and make progress in improving the financial and operational performance of your organisation. It consciously avoids the sterile academic debates and focuses clearly on value added ideas and initiatives. The 10 questions sections are incredibly powerful."

Simon Rogers, Senior Consultant in Big 4 Global Professional Services Firm

The Definitive Guide to Business Finance

This book may not top your Christmas wish list but it is an absolute must for entrepreneurs, executives and business people alike. Richard weaves his craft and translates years of first hand experience into a highly readable, enjoyable and, most importantly, understandable read. I have applied many of the recommendations in this book to my own scenarios and the results have been instantaneous. No longer do I fear the darkest realms of the financial departments, analysts or executives - this book has provided with the insight, weapons and strategy to battle upon an even keel. This book could be the greatest investment you ever make."

Philip Leslie

The Definitive Guide to Business Finance

Thorough - and thoroughly entertaining - introduction to the basics of business finance
"You’d expect a book on business finance to be dry, dull and soporific - that is, a great cure for insomnia. Well, wake up, because Richard Stutely's manual on numbers for nonfinancial managers blows a bracing gust of fresh air into a stale subject. The business expert's witty asides, funny anecdotes and tongue-in-cheek approach make for a relatively painless introduction to the basics of number crunching. More important, he focuses on making sense of figures and data and on applying the knowledge they provide. ... suggests this instructive guide to new managers who seek a primer on business finance; business students who need a comprehensible revision aid; seasoned nonfinancial executives, who will refer to it again and again; and novice business owners, who'll find that its easy-to-use layout really helps make the material accessible."

Rolf Dobelli

The Definitive Business Plan

All you ever need
"This book is a hit! I have raised well over £100m in total for three different companies, including an IPO on the Main Market of LSE based on the teachings of this book. Investors love the style and it pays off. What else do you need in addition than a brilliant idea put in a right format? If you are serious about raising money, look no further."

Serial Enterpreneur

The Definitive Business Plan

Very informative and also more internationally oriented
"I find this book way superior to many other books on the subject. At the same time, it approaches business plans with small boxed anecdotes and an easy-going attitude (alla "...for dummies" but a far better level). Also differences between British and U.S. accounting terms are explained, giving the book a touch of international reach. At all times you have the feeling of being in company with a very talented and experienced author."

Klaus Kühn

Excellent for beginners.
"As an entrepreneur (and a newcomer to the world of business planning), I had been looking for a book that would guide me through the complex process of creating a high quality business plan. Richard Stutely’s book provided me with all the information that I could possibly need; It is an informative, interesting and educational book, and I would list it as suggested reading for absolutely anyone (including those with litle or no previous experience). Thoroughly deserves a five star rating."

Amazon Customer

Planning (and delivery) not simplified but easy to read
"I found this book an excellent introduction to all aspects of business planning. Stutely enlivens the more dry aspects of planning with a gutsy irreverent style. A good read as a refresher if you already know it all and also as an intro to what you will need to know when blagging cash from VCs or your board."

Jonathan Morris, CEO Wireless Idea Ltd.

The Economist Numbers Guide
"A really good book to get an overview. Years and years of school in a couple of hundred pages... . A really good guide through all the mathematics you will need in normal business life. The writing is even a bit entertaining in parts... ."

Tim Nowotny

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