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    A Picture is worth... 14,000 pages?
    blog entry posted March 7, 2012 by Julie Smith David, last edited March 7, 2012 
    A Picture is worth... 14,000 pages?


    Last month, the Accounting Program Leadership Group had their mid-year meeting, and those in attendance had the pleasure of learning from Dan Roam, the author of The Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah.  I was struck with several things that he said:

    • He who draws the best picture, wins!
    • You don't have to be an artist to make visual (vivid) represenations
    • We could use visuals to represent financial concepts - and help those for whom numbers are hard

    To test his theory, several of us went to see his representation of the health care reform act.  And if you click on the picture here, you'll be able to see it, too... and I was amazed that he and Tony Jones, MD, were able to make something really complex (14,00 pages long!) pretty understandable.  Click Here to let us know what you think - and what you might be able to do for your students.

    If you didn't go to APLG, you'll have another chance to meet Dan:  he's going to be the speaker at this year's TLC WOW! Event at the Annual Meeting... Keep your eye out for more information!


    What did you think of Dan's healthcare napkins?  If you want to see him talk about them, below is a great YouTube video of what he's shared through the media, too.