What critics have said about Six Capitals
Whereas Double Entry was a wonderful work of accounting history, Jane Gleeson-White’s Six Capitals is an ambitious look at what we will account for in the future.
Dylan Schleicher, 800-CEO-READ
This is a seminal work on sustainability … Double Entry ended with a plea to accountants, to become the heroes of sustainability and save the planet because only we can do it. Six Capitals tells us how … the clear message, that we must change our way of thinking, will be heard around the world because of books like this.
Stanley Goldstein, New York Hedge Fund Round Table
So broaden financial reports to include measures of social and environmental issues and just watch how it changes the behaviour of business people. Gleeson-White makes a good case for the success of her unlikely revolutionaries.
Ross Gittins, Economics Editor, Sydney Morning Herald
Six Capitals has captured the extraordinary nature of the soul-searching now taking place in some parts of the corporate world. The depth and global scope of this book give much to fuel discussion and debate, and it should be read by anyone who wants to understand and support the transformation of the way the world does business.
Yvonne Perkins, Newtown Review of Books
What critics have said about Double Entry
Entertaining and informative. The Economist
Elegantly written account … charts the epic journey of the humble device that showed how to count the cost of everything, from the Doge’s Palace to the acrobatics of John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. Nicholas Wapshott, author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics
The complexities of accounting are lucidly presented … Double Entry provides an accessible introduction to this key development in the history of capitalism. Wall Street Journal
An exciting book about accounting. Before the snickers turn into full blown laughter, we will add that this work of non-fiction is also brilliantly written … The history lesson itself is worth the price of admission. Stanley Goldstein, New York Hedge Fund Roundtable
A timely, topical, readable, and thought-provoking look at the history and legacy of double-entry bookkeeping. Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed
The book is the first primer to accounting history and its relevance to the modern world that I have ever seen … The messages it contains are clear and unambiguous and all accountants, practising or not, ought to note the tone of invocation for change. Jane Gleeson-White is to be congratulated for presenting us with clarity of appreciation of the issues facing mankind that accounting could do something about. Alan Sangster, Accounting History
Gleeson-White’s small but perfectly formed Double Entry was my unexpected pleasure of the year. Gideon Haigh, The Australian‘s Books of the Year