A list of books and articles that have changed how I think.
Inspired by Marty Cagan
If you’re a product manager and you haven’t read this book, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for.
Empowered by Marty Cagan
Another classic of Product Management, recommended for Product Leaders.
Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt
Most startup have a vision, a product roadmap and product teams working hard. However, I’m shocked at how often they’re missing a product strategy. This fantastic book walks through the fundamentals of good product strategy. A must read.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute
This book has been a reference to get into a mindful-leadership style of management. I only wish I read it earlier.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Another classic for entrepreneurs. It’s an important book to read as many of the concepts described are often misunderstood.
The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick
Every Product Manager must read that book to understand why customers, colleagues, bosses lie about how good a product idea is.
The field guide to understanding human error by Sidney Dekker
Good product teams should aspire to become anti-fragile; great teams use errors as opportunities to improve. Blaming errors on individuals stands in the the way of success. This book is a practical guide to see issues as systemic vs individual failures. It’s a great read for product leaders who want to understand the root cause of product failures.
What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz
Culture is a key influence on what people do when you’re not looking. Wise leaders recognize that to scale you need a great culture.