ISD: Learn the Language of Business

Several weeks ago I asked some in my network for a favorite Resource for helping those in ISD/LXD learn the “Language of Business” – and I was especially looking for a Finance perspective.

I think this hardback book does it nicely.

The book is available at Amazon here:

My network offered the following as well:

From Dan Topf…

A good starter list here:

Business Learning by Dan. Dan’s Awesome Blog

EdX. edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. It’s a portal to MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Course).

Investopedia  A wiki of investor and business terminology, concepts, and more.

The Personal MBA.  The Personal MBA, Master the Art of Business. A book and online resource by Josh Kaufman.  Scroll to read book chapters for free.

MBA Bull.  Mission : TO LEVEL the PLAYING FIELD between NERDY GEEKS and LAZY MORONS like me who prefer to sleep, play, or goof off all day while studying business subjects for COLLEGE, MBA or BBA.

Napkin Finance.  At Napkin Finance, our content harnesses the power of visual learning to make complex financial concepts accessible and to empower readers to take their financial decisions into their own hands.

Planet Money Podcast.  Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money.

From Joe Durzo…

In the late 2000s Lynn Kearny and Ken Silber wrote a book on Business Intelligence that might be useful.

Organizational Intelligence: A Guide to Understanding the Business of Your Organization for HR, Training, and Performance Consulting — Kenneth H. Silber and Lynn Kearny

Joe also offered this from his 2007 ISPI presentation with Ken Silber:

Others Suggested

That people go to work in a business and learn it from the ground up

Thanks everyone!


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