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Book: Double Entry

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. As Jane Gleeson-White reveals, double-entry accounting was nothing short of revolutionary: it fueled the Renaissance, enabled capitalism to flourish, and created the global economy. John Maynard Keynes would use it to calculate GDP, the measure of a nation’s wealth. Yet double-entry accounting has had its failures. With the costs of sudden corporate collapses such as Enron and Lehman Brothers, and its disregard of environmental and human costs, the time may have come to re-create it for the future.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Sep 9, 2019 - 1 comment

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #20 Disorg Chart

Lisa Chow comes back from maternity leave and notices some big changes at Gimlet. And these changes... they aren't all for the better. Lisa talks to Gimlet employees about concerns over power, accountability, and control - things that crop up when you go from startup, to regular company. And she takes those concerns to the bosses.
posted by radioamy on Jan 8, 2016 - 9 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Dating Ring Of Fire (Season 2, #9)

Under pressure, the Dating Ring founders make a big decision. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jun 26, 2015 - 15 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Survival's a Pitch (Season 2, #7)

A golden opportunity sows seeds of doubt
posted by Tevin on Jun 12, 2015 - 10 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #14 Where We Are

The final episode of Season 1. Alex reviews where he started and where the company is now. He talks to his insightful wife, Nazanin, and investor Chris Sacca. In the second half, Alex and Lisa introduce the company that will be featured in Season 2.
posted by radioamy on Feb 17, 2015 - 14 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #12 Burnout

Alex learns the that the hardest thing about entrepreneurship is not the running business itself, but managing and supporting your employees.
posted by radioamy on Jan 20, 2015 - 10 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: #10 Mixing Art And Business

Lessons on outgrowing your business plan. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 comments

Nathan for You: Mechanic / Realtor  Season 2, Ep 1

Nathan explores exciting new opportunities for an auto mechanic and a realtor.
posted by bjrn on Jul 3, 2014 - 3 comments

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