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    • Double Entry

    • By: Jane Gleeson-White
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Filled with colorful characters and history, Double Entry takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the heart of the story is double-entry bookkeeping: the first system that allowed merchants to actually measure the worth of their businesses. Luca Pacioli - monk, mathematician, alchemist, and friend of Leonardo da Vinci - incorporated Arabic mathematics to formulate a system that could work across all trades and nations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Parts of this book sing to me

    • By Philo on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fascinating exploration of how a simple system used to measure and record wealth spawned a cultural revolution. Prepare to have your idea of accounting changed forever. 'The rise and metamorphosis of double-entry bookkeeping is one of history's best-kept secrets and most important untold tales. Through its logic we have let the planet go to ruin - and through its logic we now have a chance to avert that ruin.'

    • How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet
    • By: Jane Gleeson-White
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-18
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    Regular price: $21.51