Reference Materials

Below you will find links to several tools, frameworks, and resources used in PriSim® courses.

We have also included links to some useful business reference sites.

Business Reference Websites and Articles

Analysis of the Effectiveness of Computer-Based Simulation Games

A study from the University of Colorado confirms that simulation games are more effective than other instructional methods because they simultaneously engage trainees’ “affective and cognitive processes”.

Earned Value Management

EVM is used to track cost and schedule performance in aerospace and defense, government, and contracts-intensive industries. Download tools and tutorials from the U.S. Department of Energy and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Four Disciplines of Execution

Find out how to execute on your plan. Watch the bottom video segment.


Get ready for a new look for Financial Statements. Ernst & Young explains.

Annual Reports – Downloads

Download annual reports for all your favorite companies at this handy website.

Financial and investing terms.

Tufte Course: Presenting Data and Information

An excellent one-day course.

McKinsey Quarterly

The latest on strategy.


Financial standards.

HBS Toolkit – Lifetime Customer Value Calculator

How do you measure the value of a customer? This downloadable interactive workbook will get you started.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Overview of important financial concepts and ratios.

Daniel Goleman’s EQ site and EQ assessment tools.

Kouzes and Posner’s leadership site and LPI assessment tools.

Jung and Myers-Briggs Typology tests for no fee.

A.M. Best

The latest on the insurance industry.

AIA Aerospace Industries Association

The latest on aerospace and defense.

Mortgage Bankers Association

Mortgage banking and real estate information source.


A collection of business subjects including accounting, business Law, eBusiness, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, operations, statistics, and more.

Harvard Business Review Books

Great business books from Harvard Business School Publishing are available for sale online.

“Urban-legends” reference page for business topics.

How I Built This

A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.