The Product Manager’s Reading list 2019

  • Don’t try to read every page of every book. Don’t be afraid to skip some if this specific chapter is totally unrelated to what you are trying to learn.
  • Internalize. Reading a book doesn’t have any value without you reflecting on the ideas and integrating them into your life. Quantity of books doesn’t matter nearly as much as the quality of your thoughts afterwards.
  • Ask people for recommendations. To be more precise, ask people you respect/are inspired by. It would save you lots of time on searching for and choosing only the best books. There is always a chance that the book was relevant to this person when they were just starting their career so make sure to have recommendations from a few different people.

What I read in 2018

  1. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
  • The author interviewed a dozen famous designers who provided an interesting perspective on questions in discussion.
  • Some of the topics (for example, content or emotions) are rarely covered in such books, and this one is a nice exception.
  • Each chapter is wrapped up with a summary of key ideas and action items to try out next.

Books I’d like to read (or re-read) in 2019



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