RTM - Should Accounting be the Language of Business?

Many years ago when I was an MBA student at the University of Chicago, I heard the famous Roman Weil, professor of accounting, tell a large gathering of students, “Accounting is the language of business.” That troubled me: accounting seemed to me to be terminology and not language—no one ever, to my knowledge, wrote a poem in Accounting, unless it was a doggerel.

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Volume 62, Issue 4, July-August, 2019
Innovation Counter Culture