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Mon 18 Jun 2007

The Accounting Game : Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand

Category : Commentary/TheAccountingGame.txt

I was updating our feedback page (you know, the one containing The Mail We Love to Get) so that it'll also include the messages we've been getting about Luca, when I came across this reference to "The Accounting Game : Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand".

I have a reference to "Essentials of Accounting" by Robert N Anthony on the Luca page because that was the book that had finally helped me understand accounting enough to create an accounting application that an accountant would accept.

One of the ways I had meant Luca to be used is as an accounting system you could use interactively when you're reading the Robert Anthony book, entering the book examples into the system, and seeing the different views that result from the data - Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, etc.

But Paula Hay, who's been trying out Luca, has offered another book that looks really interesting :

"I do have another book I am using in just that way. It's called 'the Accounting Game' and it is based on a narrative of a little kid setting up a lemonade stand. It's put together almost like a comic book, perfect for super-newbies like me: http://tinyurl.com/yeqcb4"

Looks like a book I absolutely must read, next, judging from the Amazon reviews.

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