On a recent trip there, I found myself reflecting on those early days when Color Accounting co-founder Mark Robilliard and I hashed around ideas for making accounting more user friendly.
We recognized there was a huge gap in accounting literacy that needed to be bridged within companies. People just “didn’t get” accounting, and what’s worse, they didn’t want to. Previous training experiences were negative—too boring and complicated.
We wanted to change that. But how?
Synchronicity was at work. The desktop color printer was introduced around that time, which enabled us to create and share a color-coded diagram that makes finances much easier to learn and articulate.
And so Color Accounting was born.
Now spanning the globe, we have helped thousands of organizations bridge accounting and business strategy using that same simple color diagram.