Real Tools vs Window Dressing

A few months ago I received an email inviting me to try out Receipt-Bank… The company’s marketing was geared towards bookkeepers and small accounting firms.           Would we appreciate eliminating data entry? – Of course! The problem is that simply...

What Governments can Learn from Startups

What Governments Can Learn from Startups Every few years the electorate votes the ruling party out of office — often in favour of a new, reinvigorated opposition party. Effectively we vote in a ‘startup government’ led by a few individuals with political experience,...

A Brief History of Bookkeeping

In 1494 an Italian mathematician by the name of Luca Pacioli published “Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportioni et proportionalità” (Venice 1494), a textbook for use in the schools of Northern Italy. It was a synthesis of the mathematical knowledge of his time...