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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.
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 24 days 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 1 month 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 7 months ago by PlatoFromTexas
I thought this book was going to be right up my alley. My manager gave it to me as a Christmas gift this year (I hadn’t heard of it before). Read morePublished 7 months ago by T. Graczewski
Great history lesson and insight into financial measurement. Good read for anyone to better understand how all things work in this world.Published 7 months ago by Francis J. Ostlund