My 2021 Book Recommendations

The Product Coalition

This year I developed a new reading approach, in which I read several books in parallel, usually from different topics. This book changed the way I listen to people. This book changed how I listen to my partner, kids, and co-workers. I wish Andrew Grove had written more books.

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Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

bpma ProductHub

A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. The book is packed with examples and best practices. The book walks readers through the whole roadmapping process, step by step. The book has a companion website where you can pre-order the book through Amazon or O’Reilly sites.

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Writing a Book: How Continuous Discovery Helped Me Write a Better Book

Product Talk

It won’t surprise you to hear that I use the same continuous discovery habits that I wrote about in my book to run my business. When I set out to write my book, I was focused on a specific opportunity : “I’m not sure what discovery tactics to use when.” The Waterfall Nature of Books.

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My Must-Read Book Picks for 2021

The Product Coalition

It included the decision to read as many books as possible (but honestly, I always loved reading). I discovered the wonderful world of audible, which opened up many more opportunities to hear books?—?while I got into the habit of listening (while still reading paperback books at night).

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Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

The Must-Read Book List for Building New Product Ventures

The Product Coalition

I’m eager to see the founding team we’ve put together succeed, so I’ve put together a list of books that contain the ideas that I’ve found most useful for a new product venture at this stage (getting from 0.1 So, now for the list of books on ways of thinking?—?theories,

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Continuous Discovery Habits (the Book) is Finally Here!

Product Talk

This book is designed to be a product trio’s guide to a structured and sustainable approach to continuous discovery. Continuous Discovery Habits (the book) is the culmination of my work over the past eight years helping hundreds of product teams adopt successful continuous discovery habits.

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Book Excerpt: What Do We Do Now? By Randy Silver

Mind the Product

The post Book Excerpt: What Do We Do Now? Product Management Process Product Strategy Book COVID-19 Product mamagementAs the COVID-19 crisis began hitting home, a lot of the conversations I had with product people started to take the same tone.

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5 Books Every Product Manager Should Read

The Product Coalition

What books I read and re-read in my Product Manager Journey Continue reading on ». productivity books product-management reading product-design

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Book Review – Exponential – Azeem Azhar

Business of Software Conference

Book Review – Exponential – Azeem Azhar. I’ve been super-privileged to have just read an advance copy of Exponential , Azeem’s new book, published September 7. Here’s a summary of the book to whet your appetite… The book’s premise? That’s where the book gets really interesting. Azeem will be at BoS Online Fall, 27-29 September with a talk and extended discussion based on the book, Exponential.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Every day something pops up in a conversation, on one of our teams or on socials that can be addressed by a book from years and sometimes decades ago. I think of these as classic books on the fundamentals of software development. Let’s get into the books in no particular order.

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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. You can get a taste of the book by watching these talks by Kathy at Business of Software in 2012 and 2013. Then go and buy the book. Books Opinion

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Book Review: The Team that Managed Itself

The Product Bistro

But the story isn’t the whole book. The book is chocked full of great ideas that are intuitive, visual, and compelling. The last part of the book, after the conclusion of the gripping drama, is the meat of the systems and methods that Christina introduces via her story telling.

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13 Best Product Management Books to Read in 2021 – Product Manager Must-Reads


What are the best product management books to add to your 2021 reading list? So read on for a quick summary of each book, who the author is, and key points, so you can pick a book for your next beach day. New in – Best New Product Management Books in 2021.

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

As more users have relevant information at their ingertips to book lights, purchase. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

Book Review: The Team that Managed Itself

The Product Bistro

Christina Wodtke’s latest is a gripping read, combining a compelling story line, with some novel, and useful ideas to help team dynamics and how to lead.

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Essential books for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

ux books product-management product learningDon’t steal like an artist, learn from the masters. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Book Review – Radical Product Thinking – Radhika Dutt

Business of Software Conference

Book Review – Radical Product Thinking – Radhika Dutt. Radical Product Thinking is particularly useful as a book as it doesn’t describe a problem in lots of detail and conclude that something has to be done. BoS Updates Book Review Product

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My Top Books of 2019

The Product Coalition

I began 2019 with the goal of reading a book a week. And here in the final week of 2019, I’ve finished reading 52 books this year… Continue reading on ». reading leadership books management learning

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The Product Drive Book

Product Drive Book by Userpilot Learn the latest trends in Product from Thought-Leaders in the Industry. 2000+ Attendees | 20 + Top Speakers | 10 hours of Product Summit squeezed into 5-minute easy-to-read summaries.

My Top 5 Product Books and How I Help Myself to Read More

The Product Coalition

These are my top five product books that you should read no matter which point of your career you are at. book-recommendations reading product-manager product-managementSometimes it is hard to get your… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Books For Product Managers: THE Curated list


The post Books For Product Managers: THE Curated list appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management. Product Management

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Best Books for Product Managers

Ken Norton

I’m regularly asked for product manager book recommendations. There are lots of excellent books about product management, but these are the ones I'd consider essential to any PM’s bookshelf. Essential product management reading -.

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What and Why, The Books I Read In 2018

The Product Coalition

Books in 2018 Continue reading on ». reading india knowledge book-readers books

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Book Review: The Phenomenal Product Manager

The Product Bistro

Written by Brian Lawley, the top man at the 280Group , a consultancy, and training organization with deep product management and product marketing skills and reputations, I was at first put off by how thin the book was. I had expected there to be more “meat” to the book, judging by how much material was available publicly at their website, I was just disappointed that something that could be expected to be read in a couple hours could be helpful.

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Announcement: Conference Proposal Book is Available

Johanna Rothman

I'm delighted to announce I published the Conference Proposal book! I collated all the conference proposal posts into a book. And, I added more content only available in the book. The book is through copyediting.

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New Product Management For Dummies Book Now Available

280 Group

Our New Product Management For Dummies Book is Now Officially Available We are proud to announce the release of the brand new Product Management For Dummies book, written by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure of the 280 Group. A uniquely comprehensive resource, this book is approachable for new PMs while still providing great value for Product Managers of any experience level.

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Decoding Amazon’s Working Backwards Process [Book Review]


This is where the book Working Backwards ( officially launching Feb 18th) makes its mark! The book, Working Backwards walks you through the launch of some of the iconic Amazon products including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Echo and Alexa, and AWS (and of course, Fire Phone too).

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Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Hooked, the book, is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products.

Book Review: Creative Quest


The post Book Review: Creative Quest appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Reviews Book Review CreativityA couple of years ago, my husband and I landed a pair of tickets to The Tonight Show, an event so meticulously orchestrated by Jimmy Fallon and crew that we left feeling we’d had an experience of a lifetime. A particularly memorable part of the afternoon was a private concert by The Roots, a band.

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The top books every Customer Success Manager should read

Inside Intercom

As an avid reader, I’m often asked by our Customer Success team to recommend books that I’ve found valuable. Below I share the three books that have most meaningfully impacted the way I work with customers and that I’d encourage every customer success manager to check out.

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How Independent Book Store Product Managers Survive In The Age Of Amazon

The Accidental Product Manager

If there is one job that most product managers would not want to have these days, it would to be a product manager for an independent book store. Who needs to go out to a book store anymore?

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Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. By drawing on a vast number of experts and their own experiences, the authors have created a book that will become the touchstone for leaders working their way through the exciting digital world we find ourselves in. Who should read this book?

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Personalize Your User Experience Using Behavior Change Science

Speaker: Amy Bucher, Ph.D., Vice President of Behavior Change Design, Mad*Pow

When it comes to our health, fitness, music taste, and shopping habits, one size does not fit all: the products we design must cater to the individual, not to a faceless 'user.' Now more than ever, we need personalization to empower our users. The essential question we are faced with is, what forms of personalization works, and what falls flat? Spoiler alert: A colorful interface isn't going it cut it. Join Amy Bucher, Vice President of Behavior Change Design at Mad*Pow, and get your personalization right.