Stuart Kirk

EXPLAINFULNESS

Stuart Kirk

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Stuart is one of the world’s most sought-after business and finance commentators. See Stuart’s Ted Talk here.

Stuart spent ten years writing and editing the Lex column at the Financial Times, the oldest and most influential newspaper columns, including four years in New York during the financial crisis and Obama election.

He now travels the world advising clients and speaking at conferences on a wide range of topics, and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, etc.

Stuart is currently Head of the Global Research Institute at DWS, an $700bn asset management firm. Before that he ran thematic research at Deutsche Bank and worked alongside the CEO as a personal economic and finance advisor, analyst, and speech writer.

He wrote the most popular research report in global finance (db140weekender), reaching over 2m readers per week. Stuart has also been a management consultant to the world’s top boardrooms as well as a portfolio manager where he was responsible for running $5bn of global equity money before he was 30 years old.

He studied economics at Cambridge where he was President of the Union.


  1. How often do we have no idea what our bosses are talking about when the latest plan to boost sales is announced?

  2. Have you ever read a description of how bitcoin works that you understand? I haven’t.

  3. And why are student essays, analyst reports and academic papers incomprehensible?


EXPLAINFULNESS is about the lost art of elucidation – the ability to explain what you want to in a clear and persuasive way – and how the world opens up to whomever does it best. It is about how explaining things will propel you to the top at school, college, and work. It is also the key to future-proofing your job or the long-term careers of your children. Best of all, this book will show how learning to explain stuff in writing is a source of immense joy and satisfaction, where people come to rely and respect what you do. You will be happier.