What are the 5 Books a Product Manager or an aspiring Product Manager start reading today?

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There are many great books for product managers to read, but here are five that are often recommended:

  1. “Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love” by Marty Cagan: This book is a must-read for anyone interested in product management. Cagan, a former product executive at eBay and HP, shares insights on how to create great products that customers love. He covers everything from product vision and strategy to user research and product development.
  2. “Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology” by Gayle McDowell and Jackie Bavaro: This book is a comprehensive guide to the product manager interview process. It includes tips on how to prepare for interviews, answer common questions, and negotiate job offers.
  3. “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries: This book is a classic in the startup world and a must-read for product managers. Ries outlines the Lean Startup methodology, which emphasizes rapid experimentation, customer feedback, and iterative product development.
  4. “Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz: This book is a guide to the sprint process, a five-day framework for solving big problems and testing new ideas. It’s a great resource for product managers looking to quickly prototype and validate new product ideas.
  5. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman: While not strictly a product management book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow” is a fascinating exploration of how we think and make decisions. Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning psychologist, delves into the workings of the human mind and provides insights that can be applied to product development and decision-making.

These books offer a range of perspectives on product management, from strategy and development to interview preparation and decision-making. Reading them can help product managers develop new skills, gain new insights, and improve their performance on the job.

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