This is a curated list based on recommendations of experienced friends / professional references on how I should start building knowledge to become a great product manager.
My goal here is to immerse myself on the concepts of product management and soak up as much knowledge possible to implement this on my day-to-day routine.
Remember (how to learn something):
- focus on what's interesting,
- ignore (skip) what's boring
- you don't have the obligation to read the whole book. read only what's appealing to you. if it's trash, throw it away.
- take smart notes and write a guide summarizing your findings to make this knowledge more accessible to rookies in the future
Who to follow on Twitter:
- JustAnotherPM (Yelp)
- Andrew Chen (Uber)
- Ryan Singer (Basecamp)
- Lenny Rachitsky (Airbnb)
- Noah Weiss (Slack)
- Good PM, Bad PM
- How to get into product management (and thrive!)
- Project Manager vs Product Manager
- A Product Manager's Job
- 11 Frameworks every PM should know
- My favorite product management templates
- Plans are useless. But planning is indispensable.
- The Growing Specialization of Product Management
How to read:
- First skim the books to see if they are useful or not.
- While skimming, take note of the important parts (but don't fully read them. just note down important parts)
- Come back and read the important parts carefully and summarize them
- 100% - Shape Up
- 100% - Product Led Organization
- 100% - The hard thing about the hard things
- 50% - Don't Make me Think
- 0% - Drive
- 0% - Team Topologies
- 0% - A Pattern Language
- 0% - High Output Management
- 0% When Kale and Coffee Compete
- Product Led Growth (re read)
- Crossing the Chasm
- The Score Takes Care of Itself
- Lean startup
- Product Led Onboarding
Take notes and summarize:
- 0% - Shape Up
- I've found the Inspired Product Management and Cracking the PM Interview Books to be uninteresting. I'm Ignoring them.