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Luca Pacioli is the one on the left. (Nobody knows who the guy on the right is.) (Museo di Capodimonte)

Episode 407: A Mathematician, The Last Supper And The Birth Of Accounting

Oct 18, 2013

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On the show today, the story of an innovation that changed the way the world works, and of the man who made this innovation possible. Luca Pacioli was a monk, a mathematician, a magician and possibly, the boyfriend of Leonardo da Vinci.

Jane Gleeson-White, author of Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance, tells us the story of Pacioli and how his book on mathematics changed business across the planet.

Note: This episode was originally posted last year.

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