Category Archives: Luca Pacioli and Double Entry

Affirming the silence: putting the Earth first, starting with the Reef

‘What is the link between nature and accounting? I must confess, I do no know.’ So wrote accounting academic Ruth D. Hines in her 1991 note ‘On Valuing Nature’. Fourteen years later, in 2005, Hines vanished into legend. Her friends and former … Continue reading

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New York, New York, ‘Rock Stars of the New Economy’ – and ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’

I’m very excited to be speaking at two public events in New York City next week, one organised by the Accountants Club of America and the other by New York University. Here are the details: Wednesday 6 May 2015 Accountants … Continue reading

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In the USA with Double Entry – Austin, Texas, and Seattle, Washington (including Luca Pacioli’s De divina proportione)

As I’ve said, I’m not writing here much at least until May 2014 – too much work! – but I’m just back from an amazing trip to the USA, mostly to speak about Double Entry at the University of Texas … Continue reading

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The real war? Natural capital, ecosystem services and integrated reporting V nature (and George Monbiot, Molly Scott Cato, Evo Morales, et al)

Right now changes are afoot in our accounting systems which will affect the future of life on earth. Guardian journalist and activist George Monbiot wrote about them recently. And environmental campaigner Tony Juniper replied to him. And I’ve been talking about … Continue reading

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Double Entry at Columbia University and other news from New York

I’m in New York for the North American publication of Double Entry (with its international subtitle ‘How the merchants of Venice created modern finance’). I’ll be talking about my book at 6pm tomorrow evening, Wednesday 17 October, at Lerner Hall, … Continue reading

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Planet Money NPR, Luca Pacioli’s magic book De viribus quantitatis – and Double Entry is published in North America

While I was in London I had a very entertaining conversation (from the new BBC studios) with David Kestenbaum and Jacob J Goldstein from Planet Money, National Public Radio USA, which they tell me has just gone up on the … Continue reading

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More book talk: Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2012 and Composting Culture, Worcester, UK

Continuing the season of literary festivals, the Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2012 opens this week, on Thursday 23 August, with British actor, writer and director Simon Callow‘s keynote speech ‘Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World’. And ends on Sunday … Continue reading

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