Money Talks 5: Mr. E. R. Yescombe Interviewed

Hello Moneylang-ers! We assume you’ve been waiting for another Money Talks topic, right? After Ms. Kelly Hoey (author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World), our first female author to be featured in our Money Talks segment, we’ve decided to put this great author next in line! We’ve been waiting for this day too to post this week’s Money Talks and this week’s topic is about an author with project finance consultancy background!

It’s been an exciting week for us because we were able to get an interview from a great author that we’re going to feature in our Money Talks topic. Our featured author is a Law graduate of Oxford University and is currently a consultant in public-private partnership and project finance.

Mr. E.R Yescombe, sir, thank you very much for this opportunity. We really appreciate the time you have given us.

— and to our dear readers… well… we won’t make this long. Enjoy reading everyone!


Mr. E.R. Yescombe’s Profile

Name: E. R. Yescombe

Background: Consultant in project finance and public-private partnerships (private finance for public infrastructure; former project-finance banker

Favorite gadget: My PC!

Hobbies: Travel, reading



      1. What inspired you to write your book/s? 

Gave the opportunity to pass on my many years of practical experience in the field, as well as developing a theoretical structure based on this experience.

      2. If I am an aspiring author, what advice can you give?

Write about what you know – unless you are writing a novel…

      3. If there’s one chapter in your book people should have read, which one should it be, and why?

Difficult question, as the book fits together as a whole. I can’t really pick out one Chapter.

     4. If you could give one piece of financial advice to our readers, what would it be?

Read my book if you want to finance a project!

     5. As an author, which book made the most impact on you?

It was the lack of a comprehensive book on project finance that led me to write my book. In a wider sphere, I’m currently reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which certainly provides plenty of food for thought about the relationship between business and society.

     6. What would you like to ask the next author being interviewed?

How does he/she manage his/her time when combining authorship with another career?


Mr. Yescombe’s book, Principles of Project Finance, Second Edition, is really an interesting book, just by seeing the table of contents, I know we will learn a lot from it.

So, there we are! Stay tuned to our Money Talks-Wednesday for more author interviews!

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