Community Discussion: What Are Your Favorite L&D Books? featuring Zsolt Olah

Community Discussion: What Are Your Favorite L&D Books? featuring Zsolt Olah

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Zsolt Olah has read a lot of books. AND he’s read a lot of L&D books. In fact, over a twelve-week period he read over 100 books in preparation for writing his own book, Engage the WORL&D!: A whimsical, brain-picking “meme-oir” from a creative digital learning strategist. So it comes as no surprise that Zsolt published a popular article about L&D Book Recommendations on

So this is why Zsolt was a perfect guest for our Community Discussion on “What Are Your Favorite L&D Books?”.

As a quick summary, here are the distilled recommendations Zsolt has for reading. Consider it “highlights” from his original article.

Be sure to listen to the podcast or view the TLDCast episode for more detail about why he recommends each of these books.

Learning (And Doing Business)

The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age Bean, Cammie

Make It Stick Brown, Peter C.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens Carey, Benedict

Design for How People Learn (Voices That Matter) Dirksen, Julie

Map it! The Hand-on Guide to Strategic Training Design Moore, Cathy

Disruptive Learning: Discover Your Inner Learning Rebel Tipton, Shannon

Show Your Work Bozarth, Jane

Designing Ebook: Design Thinking (Innovation Trends Series) BBVA Innovation Center

Designing for Behavior Change: Applying Psychology and Behavioral Economics Wendel, Stephen

Thinking Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life Paul, Richard

Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel

Playing Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games Boller, Sharon, and Kapp, Karl

Game Thinking: Innovate smarter & drive deep engagement with design techniques from hit games Amy Jo Kim

Futuring The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Brynjolfsson, Erik

Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done Carson, Brandon

Misc Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Gardner, Howard

The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It McGonigal Ph.D., Kelly


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