Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘Eureka!’ moments and researching Double Entry: the portrait of Fra Luca Pacioli

A journalist asked me this week if there was a ‘Eureka!’ moment while I was researching Double Entry. I said no, there wasn’t a Eureka moment, there were many Eureka moments. And several led me down sidetracks so far from … Continue reading

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Travels with double entry II: Venice and Luca Pacioli’s Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportione et proportionalita

So, to continue my mini photo tour of my travels with Double Entry, my researches next took me from Sansepolcro east to Venice. In the 15th century this fairytale city on the lagoon was the busy commercial centre of Europe, … Continue reading

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Robinson Crusoe: shipwreck, solitude and double entry

And now for the next classic novel in my lineup, Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1660-1731). Published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is said to mark the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre and, by chance, contains a scene … Continue reading

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Double Entry, the Italian job: Luca Pacioli and Sansepolcro

They say you never write the novel you set out to write. In my experience, this is as true of non-fiction as it is of fiction. My new book Double Entry, which was published last week, is and isn’t the … Continue reading

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