This book contains two parts.
Double Entry How the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world - and how their invention could make or break the planet by Jane Gleeson - White This book is a gem!
The author does a good job in writing a lively and accessible book about what many might consider to be a somewhat dry subject.
I have just finished reading Jane Gleeson-White's book Double Entry, a book which delves into the invention of double entry bookkeeping by Venetian merchants and then proceeds to... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jen S
My book experience was similar to another reviewer in that the first half of the book was an interesting biography/history of the Venetian Way of accounting - double entry book... Read morePublished 18 days ago by James East
This is not so much a book as it is a three-part effort involving two history lessons connected by a tenuous thread, and an essay advocating environmental causes that even... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ArizonianaLLC
I have a close friend that alerted me to the importance of Double Entry Bookkeeping (DEB) in society six years ago. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew Maffei
It was a rather dry read. The first part of the book focused on history of the development and adoption of double entry. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda M. French
A fascinating book, very well researched and well written. In Silicon Valley they like to say "You can't manage what you can't measure. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael
A cursory internet search casts doubt on the translation and purported meaning of the quote from Augustine regarding the dangers of mathematics (see p. 35). Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Touey
The author begins the book with a number of chapters which give a historical backdrop for beginnings and growth of accounting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by PlatoFromTexas