The Indian Economy Blog

May 5, 2009

A Fabulous, Fabulous Resource

Filed under: Banking,Basic Questions,Economics Literacy,Education,Finance — Prashant @ 5:23 pm

The El Dorado for auto-didacts

Salman Khan, a portfolio manager in California has created hundreds of free educational videos, available on his web site, the Khan Academy and on YouTube. These videos cover the basics of banking, finance and the current credit crisis — I saw a couple and they’re quite good.

Even more importantly, there are hundreds of videos on mathematics (algebra, calculus, trignometry, probability and more) and physics. Salman has three degrees from MIT and one from Harvard, so he knows what he’s talking about.

Anyone, anywhere in the world can benefit — all you need is access to the Internet. A good idea, fantastically implemented.

Thank you, Salman for investing all this time and energy.

5 Comments »

  1. Nice find dude.

    Comment by Suman — May 7, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

  2. Interesting videos. I don’t have a degree from MIT (let alone three), but I have tried to explain the Credit Crunch, which I call the “Made in America” problem, in layman’s terms on my finance blog:

    http://cantcme.blogspot.com/2008/08/lot-has-been-said-about-volatility-of.html

    Have a look and your comments are appreciated.

    Comment by Neeraj — May 8, 2009 @ 6:29 am

  3. Indeed a fabulous resource. Thanks a ton for posting this.

    Comment by SS — May 17, 2009 @ 9:48 am

  4. Oh This man Salman Khan is doing an incredeble job.
    Good luck to Salman, Great job.
    With Warm Regards,
    Debashish Brahma.

    Comment by Debashish Brahma — June 6, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

  5. Brilliant! Thanks Salman and IEB! :)

    Comment by Anirudh Bhati — June 11, 2009 @ 10:34 am

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