Great Product Manager Resources, Books, Articles and More


Throughout my professional journey of building products, I’ve come across some incredible books, articles, and people that have shaped who I am today. I’ll continue to update this master list here for you. My hope is that you find it as useful as it has been to me.


Google Ventures:

Silicon Valley Product Group:

Mind The Product:

Etsy Blog:

Andrew Chen:

Brent Tworetzky:

PM Insider:

Spotify Labs:  

UX Design Weekly:

Design Better:

Product Books:

Great Books:

Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Startup Way by Eric Ries

User Story Mapping by Jeff Patton

The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen

Nail It then Scale It by Nathan Furr

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days by Jake Knapp

The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick

Good Books:

The Art of Explanation by Lee LeFever

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Power of Customer Misbehavior by Kalle Lyytinen

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Rocket Surgery Made Easy by Steve Krug

The Art of Scalability by Martin Abbott

The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver

Running Lean by Ash Maurya

User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal, David Silverman, Tantum Collins, Chris Fussell

The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning by Henry Mintzberg

Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke

Product Strategy for High Technology Companies

Reference Books:

The Product Manager’s Survival Guide by Steven Haines

Essential Scrum: A Practical guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth Rubin

General Books:

Activate Your Brain by Scott Halford

Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World by Brian Walker & Walter Reed

Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions by Phil Rosenzweig

UX Books:

Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf

UX for Lean Startups by Laura Klein

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

Data/Analytics Books:

Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan

Lean Analytics by Alistair Croll


Tom Chi on Rapid Prototyping

Marty Cagan at Mind The Product 2012

Lean Analytics Presentation by Alistair Croll

Agile in a Nutshell

How Google sets Goals (OKRs)

Owlet - International Business Model Competition Winners

Bloomberg Studio 1.0

Web Articles:

Google Ventures Guide to Research

Google Ventures: How to run a Research Sprint

Lean Market Research

Essential Product Reading List

Envato’s Agile UX Team Example

Intercom’s Job To Be Done Framework

Prototyping/User Research:



Product Trainings:

Luma Institute - Human Centered Design Workshop

Silicon Valley Product Group - Workshops

Pragmatic Marketing

Product School

General Assembly

Product Conferences:

Mind The Product

New York Product Conference

GEL Conference

Top Product Management Leaders

Leadership Councils:

Collaborative Gain

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