The Lean Startup
This book by Eric Ries presents a scientific approach to creating and managing startups. PMs will benefit from understanding how to adapt to changes rapidly and efficiently, learning to drive product development with maximum innovation and minimum waste.
Continuous Discovery Habits
Teresa Torres introduces a set of habits that product teams can use to accelerate customer learning. This book is vital for PMs aiming to make more informed decisions and produce better outcomes.
The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman discusses the science of cognitive psychology and design. PMs can learn how to enhance user experience and design more intuitive products.
Good Strategy Bad Strategy
This book by Richard Rumelt helps distinguish good strategies from bad ones. It's great for PMs who want to sharpen their strategic thinking skills and execution planning.
Marty Cagan provides a masterclass on how to structure and staff product teams for success. It's invaluable for PMs aiming to foster a strong product-focused culture.
Cracking the PM Interview
It offers insights into acing product management interviews at top tech companies. PMs will find valuable advice on interview preparation, and understanding what interviewers are looking for.
Decode and Conquer
This book helps PMs prepare for interviews by showcasing how to solve tough product strategy and design questions. It is recommended for anyone preparing for PM roles.
My Product Management Toolkit
Marc Abraham shares concepts, tools and tips used by the world’s leading PMs. PMs can learn best practices for managing products effectively and efficiently.
Product Management In Practice
This book offers an inside look at the day-to-day of product management. PMs can gain actionable insights about working with cross-functional teams, influencing without authority, and navigating organizational politics.
Swipe to Unlock
It breaks down complex tech concepts into easy-to-understand language. PMs can get a clearer understanding of the tech landscape and how different tech components interact.
The Lean Product Playbook
This book provides a step-by-step guide to apply Lean Startup ideas. PMs can learn how to test new ideas and improve existing products with this iterative approach.
Former Amazon executives share the secrets of Amazon's incredible innovation. PMs can learn the methodologies Amazon uses for product development and decision-making.
User Story Mapping
Jeff Patton explains how this technique can help teams stay focused on users and their experience throughout the product development process. It's crucial for PMs who want to create products that genuinely meet users' needs.
Are Your Lights On?
This book delves into the art of problem-solving. It can help PMs become more proficient at identifying, addressing, and communicating about problems.
Authors Chip and Dan Heath offer a four-step process to make better decisions. PMs can learn to make more effective decisions, a crucial part of the product management role.
Crossing the Chasm
Geoffrey Moore's book is a guide for high-tech companies looking to market their disruptive products to mainstream customers. A must-read for PMs in the tech industry.
Understanding Michael Porter
This book outlines Michael Porter's revolutionary thinking about competition and competitive strategy. PMs can learn how to analyze competitive forces in their product’s environment.
April Dunford offers a step-by-step approach to positioning. PMs can learn how to articulate their product's value more effectively, a crucial skill for success.
Jules Lund explores how to transform customers into a community of passionate advocates. PMs can learn strategies to improve customer loyalty and create products that resonate deeply.
Don’t Make Me Think
Steve Krug's book is a guide to understanding the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. PMs will gain insights on creating user-friendly products.
This book provides a practical guide to understanding user needs. PMs can learn how to conduct effective user research and empathize with their target audience.
The Mom Test
This book teaches how to ask the right questions during customer conversations and extract valuable insights. A crucial read for PMs needing to understand their users better.
Dan Ariely explores why humans often make irrational decisions, which can inform the design and marketing of products. PMs can gain valuable insights into consumer behavior.
The Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel provides a unique perspective on personal finance, investing, and behavioral economics. PMs in financial tech would particularly benefit from this.
Never Split the Difference
Chris Voss shares negotiation techniques from his experience as an FBI hostage negotiator. PMs can improve their negotiation and persuasion skills, essential for stakeholder management.
Robert Cialdini presents the psychology of why people say "yes." PMs can learn how to be more persuasive and influence decisions.
The Secrets of Consulting
Gerald Weinberg offers wisdom about dealing with client problems. PMs in a consulting role can learn valuable lessons on managing client relationships and solving their issues.
Kim Scott provides a framework for managing teams with empathy and clarity. PMs can learn how to build trust with their teams, give constructive feedback, and achieve results.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin teach leadership principles used by Navy SEALs. PMs can learn to take full responsibility, lead with high standards, and create effective teams.
Cracking the PM Career
Jackie Bavaro provides a roadmap for advancing in a product management career. It’s essential for PMs at any career stage seeking to navigate their career progression effectively.
The Making of a Manager
Julie Zhuo shares her learnings from becoming a rookie manager at Facebook. PMs can gain insights into leadership, managing others, and making critical decisions.
Amp it Up
This book introduces a framework for producing highly engaging products. PMs can learn techniques for driving user engagement and retention.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Ben Horowitz shares his experiences and tough lessons from running a startup. PMs can learn strategies for handling difficult situations and making hard decisions.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni explores the fundamental causes of team dysfunction. PMs can learn how to build effective, high-performing teams.
What You Do Is Who You Are
Ben Horowitz explores how one's behavior becomes part of an organization's culture. PMs can understand the impact of their actions on shaping company culture.
The Build Trap
Melissa Perri discusses how companies can avoid getting stuck in the cycle of building features instead of solving customer problems. It's a critical read for PMs striving for customer-centric development.
Marty Cagan and Chris Jones explain how the best product companies approach technology and empower product teams. PMs can learn how to transform their teams into engines of innovation.
Team of Teams
Gen. Stanley McChrystal offers insights on leadership and team management from his military career. PMs can learn how to manage large, complex projects and encourage a culture of cooperation.