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The Six Essential Books that Every Product Manager Should Read

Mind the Product

Read books, keep tabs on blogs, follow people on Twitter, listen to podcasts, be a massive consumer of ideas and then see what resonates most with you. Here are some of the first books I read after getting into product management. As a bonus the book is now available online for free.

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Lewis Lin’s Favorite Books for PMs

Product Bookshelf

Lin , the author of PM Interview Questions , about his favorite books for expanding a product manager’s skill set in the following areas: Product design. ACTION : Read and analyze interesting books, newspapers, advertisements, or anything new you come across.

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How I Read More Books – Bringing the Donuts 02/22/2017

Ken Norton

I read 61 books last year and it was easier than I thought -. At the beginning of last year I decided to try reading more books. It’s much easier than you think to read about a book a week I set what seemed like an unreachable annual goal: fifty. I ended the year with sixty-one, and a conviction that anyone can do it.

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Books 31

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How Minimum Viable Products & Features Helped Me Write My New Book

Roman Pichler

Writing a book is a complex and at times challenging endeavour: it took me over two years to write and publish my latest book. At the same time, I wanted to test that the product would create enough value for its readers before writing the actual book. Minimum Viable Product #1.

Is The Best Way To Sell More Books By Giving Them Away For Free?

The Accidental Product Manager

What’s the best way to get someone to read your book? Let’s face it: selling books is tough work. The Art Of Giving Books Away For Free. The way that this works is that every day BookBub sends out more than 7 million emails to their list of registered book readers.

Now Available as an Audio Book: “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This is their Story”

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Now Available as an Audio Book: “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This is their Story”. The post Now Available as an Audio Book: “Building Insanely Great Products: Some Products Fail, Many Succeed…This is their Story” appeared first on Spice Catalyst.

How to Use Personality Science to Drive Online Conversions

Nir Eyal

This exclusive book excerpt is from Vanessa’s new book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, which was recently named as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. Behavior Design In Action Book Reviews consumer behavior personality psychology

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Book Review: “Badass: Making Users Awesome”

Folding Burritos

Kathy Sierra’s latest book is a must-read for any product person. These ideas are then broken down in detail over the course of the book. That is also one of the perks you’ll get from this book: a great reading list to keep exploring these subjects. Books Opinion

Amazon Product Managers Prepare To Do The Unthinkable: Open A Store

The Accidental Product Manager

You have Barns & Noble who has 640 stores, you have Books-A-Million who has 255 stores and then there are a lot of smaller independent book sellers out there also. Amazon has already entered the physical world of book selling. We buy from Amazon online, right?

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How Cognitive Biases Can Help (and Hurt) Your Business

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: Buster Benson is a product manager at Slack who worked previously at Twitter and Habit Labs and is working on a new book about cognitive biases.

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10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

You can learn more about agile product roadmaps by: Attending my Product Strategy and Product Roadmap training course ; Reading my book Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age. 1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

How SPICES help product managers build insanely great products – with David Fradin

Spice Catalyst

A book caught my attention recently, and when I investigated the author, I was even more intrigued. The book is “Building Insanely Great Products,” written by David Fradin. BIGP Book Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing

“Think Different” is Bad Advice

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is an excerpt from the new book Invisible Influence: The Hidden Factors that Shape Behavior, written by my friend and Wharton School professor, Jonah Berger. Being different, the notion goes, is the route to success. Think different was even Apple’s motto for a period. And Apple is often held up as a […]. The post “Think Different” is Bad Advice appeared first on Nir and Far. Business Lessons Design engagement Guest post

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Books 84

Scaling the Product Owner Role

Roman Pichler

Scaling and the Product Life Cycle. To understand if and when the product owner role should be scaled, I find it helpful to consider the product’s life cycle stage.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

For more, check out my article on Doug Hall’s Three Laws of Marketing Physics , or his excellent book Jumpstart Your Business Brain! For example, there are some great heuristics in Chip and Dan Heath’s book Decisive that can help us make better decisions.

The Product Roadmap and the Release Plan

Roman Pichler

You can learn more about release planning and product roadmapping by: Attending my Product Strategy and Product Roadmap training course ; Reading my book Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age. What is a Release Plan?

Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

You can also use Kanban for product discovery and strategy validation activities, as I recommend in my book Strategize. The book discusses the product life cycle model with its impact on product strategy and it shows how Kanban can be used for strategy validation.

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Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates.

Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

Mind the Product

In Daniel Pink’s book To Sell is Human , he refers to this skill as the ability to “move” people from one mindset to another. Most of the product leaders we interviewed for the book echoed sentiments like this. “A Good, because there’s an entire book full of this stuff!

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10 Product Backlog Tips

Roman Pichler

You can learn out more about the product backlog by attending my Product Owner training course and by reading my book Agile Product Management wit Scrum. Tip #1: Complement your Product Backlog with a Product Roadmap.

The Product Manager’s Survival Guide

The Product Bistro

As part of the session, he gave away a copy of each of his books via a raffle. One of his books was new to me, The Product Manager’s Survival Guide , geared to the new product manager, who finds themselves needing to come up to speed rapidly. The Layout of the book.

Good Products Start With Good Questions

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: My friend Jake Knapp just published a fantastic book titled, Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. The book details a process he and his colleagues at Google Ventures use to quickly go from idea, to prototype, to live test. Jake put together an exclusive excerpt from the book for NirAndFar.com […].

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Need Your Help! Which book cover do you like most?

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Book Cover 1 Book Cover 2 Book Cover 3. Which book cover do you like most? The post Need Your Help! appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Building Insanely Great Products Newsletter Dave

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What Most People Don’t Know About Behavioral Design

Nir Eyal

Q: You’re the author of the book, One Hundred Things Every Designer Should Know About People. […]. Nir’s Note: Susan Weinschenk is a behavioral scientist, author, and speaker at the upcoming Habit Summit in April. You can register here!) In this interview, she chats with Max Ogles about some of the overlooked principles of behavioral design. The post What Most People Don’t Know About Behavioral Design appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked : Here’s How to Stay Sharp

Nir Eyal

In their new book, The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech […]. Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace, and every three minutes in university settings. In an age of constant digital interruptions, it is no wonder you’re having trouble ignoring distractions. The post Your Ability to Focus Has Probably Peaked : Here’s How to Stay Sharp appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Now Available in Paperback: Building Insanely Great Products on Amazon

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BIGP Book Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing Product PlanningTo view on Amazon, click on the image above.

Building Insanely Great Products

Under10 Playbook

Friend David Fradin has written a new book on product management called Building Insanely Great Products and he quotes me on the Amazon page. David is officially launching the book today with a one-day promotion: get the book free.

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The Evolution of Modern Product Discovery

Product Talk

Books: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. The release of a specific book really propelled us forward. And fortunately, at the same time that I was asking this question, I was reading a book called Peak.

Finding the Truth Behind MVPs

Melissa Perri

When I happened upon the book and Eric’s method, I [… If you’re interested in learning more about MVPs, I’m running a one day workshop in Paris on June 14, 2016. More information here. A Successful Start I learned about Minimum Viable Products like 99% of other Product Managers – through The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

Product Management for Dummies

Product Bookshelf

Not just for dummies, this book is for everyone. Whether you’re new to product management, want to add to your skills, are hiring product managers, or creating a product management process this book has something for you.

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Why This Opportunity Solution Tree is Changing the Way Product Teams Work

Product Talk

It’s working so well that I feel compelled to write a book about it. I hope to have the book ready by early 2017 and I’ll be blogging bits and pieces along the way. I’ve written twelve blog posts about this book—you can find them here. A full answer will require a book.

It’s How You React to Failure that Matters: Why Ego is the Enemy

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This guest post is an excerpt from my friend Ryan Holiday’s new book, Ego Is the Enemy. Ryan is the author of three other books and his monthly reading recommendations, which go out to 50,000+ subscribers, can be found here. It can ruin your life only if it ruins your character. Marcus Aurelius John DeLorean ran his car […]. The post It’s How You React to Failure that Matters: Why Ego is the Enemy appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Books 34

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

Take a proper holiday and don’t read work emails, don’t take work-related calls, and don’t read work books. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment, to what is actually happening.

Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

Mind the Product

Good, because there’s an entire book full of this stuff! I’ve been working with two masters of product Richard Banfield and Martin Eriksson on writing a book that all product professionals can benefit from.

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Product Management Memory Lane with Alyssa Dver

bpma ProductHub

Pouring over the latest neuroscience research and high performance coaching in her latest book “Kickass Confidence: Own Your Brain. She summarized her frameworks through her first book, “Software Product Management Essentials”, first out in 2003.

Stop Blaming the User

Melissa Perri

When I was booking [… I’m finally going home from a long business trip and I’m very excited. But my experience with United Airline’s customer service this morning completely killed my good mood. They keep blaming me for their mistake. It’s a story I know well because I see it so commonly in Product Management too.

Mentorship and expectations

bpma ProductHub

It seems like all the books we’ve read, all the knowledge we’ve acquired, all the people we’ve met are still not enough to guide us take a direction, adjust our perspective or make a decision.

Why Your Product Must Stand for Something

Mind the Product

The insights in his book Dataclysm are fascinating, the one that jolted me because of its relevance to product management the most is the advantage of being polarising. It should be as easy to read a web page as it is to read a book.