AboutPeter Frampton is a businessman, educator, and advocate for the magic that accounting literacy can unleash in people's lives. He has a passion for words, which led him to explore how people struggle to think and talk finance. It turns out that we battle with financial information because of the terms and definitions (that financial experts use casually and imprecisely), not because of the numbers. When qualifying as an expert accountant at the world's largest accounting firm he began with his friend and colleague a twenty-year inquiry into the root cause of the widespread muddle about how accounting truly works. That began a quest to find a better, easier way to learn. The unprecedented book The Joy of Accounting is the upshot of that odyssey. Because it uses color-diagrams throughout, its new approach only became possible with the graphic-design and color printing technology that arrived in the 1990s. The Joy of Accounting is a breakthrough text that makes accounting easy for all types of learner. Its simplicity, lucid explanations and relaxed style appeal to anyone, regardless of prior experience. Authored with Mark Robilliard and with input from dozens of education-colleagues in schools, universities and workplaces, and drawing on techniques refined in thousands of workshops and classes, the book is a standout contribution to business education. Driven by a deeply-held desire to support people to live their fullest lives, Peter Frampton has passionately advocated for accounting literacy as an essential life skill. Accounting illiteracy holds too many people back from jobs they want, business success they deserve, and financial abundance they strive for. Peter Frampton was born in South Africa and lived in Sydney Australia and Washington DC. His home is now Geneva, Switzerland. Along the way he had three daughters, started a number of businesses in healthcare, technology and education, and founded an award-winning business incubator. He hikes, mountain bikes, does CrossFit and plays tennis. He is on the adjunct faculty of American University in Washington DC and has taught at numerous other universities such as Georgetown, Wharton and Exeter, in the US, UK and Africa.
Peter Frampton and Mark Robilliard
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