Stephen M. Frost

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More Than a Numbers Game: A Brief History of Accou&hellip by Thomas A. King
Thoroughly enjoyed this even though the title is a tad misleading. It is really an account of the development of accounting in general, and accounting standards in particular, in the US during the 20th century.

The author examines the interaction between the various institutions (the SEC, Congress, FASB), the large accounting firms, vested interests within particular industries and by doing so highlights accounting's political nature and inherent subjectivity.

The book should appeal not just to accountants who want to put today's rule based practices into a wider context but also to financial analysts of the CFA variety. The discussions on areas such as the treatment… Read more
Black Cushy Micro-Bead Travel Neck Support Pillow by Cushy
If I could give this negative stars I would. It is not large enough to sit around my neck without falling off. I bought this to wear when driving and something that won't stay on is worse than useless.

It is expensive enough to be annoyed that I have bought a white elephant.

It looked so good in the picture but I should have read some of the other reviews which made exactly the same point.
Key Performance Indicators (KPI): The 75 Measures &hellip by Bernard Marr
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book does not give any insights into the selection of KPIs. Rather it is a list of possible KPIs.

The actual measures suggested are frequently ill-defined and some of the observations about what analysts view as important ill-judged. Some examples:

* In ROE, how should goodwill be treated?
* The debt-equity ratio does not consider what debt is in any detail; in one place it refers to debt as being total liabilities, in another short-term debt and long-term debt (these are not the same); how should cash be treated? The author notes that market values for debt and equity may be used in place of book value but does not consider why one method should be used… Read more