I gave a talk at STL Python last week about learning Python from an Excel User point of view. Content is available on link below:
A few highlights:
Excel to Python [Slides] – walk through a few examples of excel-to-python equivalents, including built-in functions (similar in both), external add-ins (pypi.org), and other examples. The reason I laid out this way because if you can associate a new concept with a concept you already know, then you are more likely to remember it later on.
Data Management [Slides] – A big part of being successful with data is having some sort of strategy for managing it. I basically lay out a few best practices for thinking about data.