DESIGNING ON UTOPIAS: TAKING A LESSON FROM ARCHITECTURE

Often, when we talk about the implementation of IT tools and applications for finance, we use terms borrowed from the lexicon of architecture. For instance, phrases such as “infrastructure design,” “interface design,” “user experience,” or “database architecture” all have roots in architectural design. Designing a building and designing an IT …

MICHELANGELO AND THE ART OF THE FINANCIAL REPORTING

magine you’ve gone back in time – to 1512 in Rome. More specifically, you’re standing in the Sistine Chapel, watching the famous artist Michelangelo complete what will become known as “one of the absolute masterpieces of the Western art”. Michelangelo has been working on the 500-square-meter painting for approximately four …