Product Management Resources

Below is a collection of resources I've used over the years to improve my thinking around product management.

 

Other related topics I've written about:

  1. Product interviewing

  2. How I think about my career

  3. Frameworks I use for product management (for when you're in the role)

  4. Cross-functional collaboration

Are you sure this is something you actually want?

  1. What motivates you in life? (video version)

  2. Wait But Why - How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

    • I aim to reread this one at least once every few months

 

What is Product Management

  1. Josh Elman - A Product Manager’s Job

  2. History of Product Management

  3. Ian McCallister - What distinguishes the Top 1% of product managers from the Top 10%?

  4. Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager

  5. Good Product Manager, Great Product Manager - Shreyas Doshir

  6. Kenneth Norton - how to hire a Product Manager

Interviewing to be a PM

  1. I added the interview frameworks I teach others here

  2. Pick a great company to work at

  3. Decent books though we need a more modern version

  4. Interview classes and coaching (these cost money)

  5. Video guides to interviewing

  6. Articles on how to interview

 

Vision​ and Strategy

  1. Jeff Bezos - Amazon 1997 Shareholder Letter

  2. Larry Page and Sergey Brin - The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine

  3. Elon Musk - The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan

  4. Steve Jobs - iPhone Introduction in 2007

  5. John Zimmer - The Third Transportation Revolution

  6. Stewart Butterfield (Slack) - We Don't Sell Saddles Here

  7. Sam Altman - Startup Playbook

  8. Paul Graham - Be Good

  9. Mark Andreesen - The only thing that matters

  10. Sarah Tavel - Taking the wrong lesson from Uber

  11. Invisible asymptotes

  12. When Tailwinds Vanish

  13. Amazon - Working Backwards

  14. Innovation versus optimization

Design

  1. Writing a Product Spec

  2. Job stories rather than user stories

  3. Julie Zhuo - Building Products

  4. Tristan Harris - How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind

  5. NYTimes - How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

  6. Gaurav Oberoi - On Writing Product Specs

  7. How Startups should use Behavioral Economics (Dan Ariely)

  8. Design for people using people language

Execution

  1. Josh Elman - The only metric that matters

  2. Proxy metrics vs North Star metrics

  3. Maker time versus manager time

  4. Meetings That Don’t Suck

  5. Organizing a Large Product Backlog

  6. Lenny Rachitsky - 28 Ways to Grow Supply in a Marketplace

  7. Julie Zhuo - Metrics Versus Experience

  8. Peacetime PM / Wartime PM

  9. Building a product on top of existing products’ platforms

Leadership and Collaboration

  1. Ev Williams - The Job of Leadership

  2. Ben Horowitz - Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox

  3. Leading without Coding

  4. Sachin Rekhi - The Most Underrated Product Management Skill: Influence Without Authority

  5. Hadar Dor - How I think about cross-functional collaboration

  6. Julie Zhuo - How to Work with Engineers

  7. Julie Zhuo - How to Work with Designers

  8. Julie Zhuo - How to Work with PMs

  9. Better Meetings with Concise Global Context

Miscellaneous

  1. Crossing the PM Career Canyon

  2. Find, Vet, and Close the Best Product Managers

  3. simonpan.com/work/uber

  4. How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale

  5. The simplest explanation of machine learning you’ll ever read

  6. Great reading list in spreadsheet form

© 2020 by Hadar Dor

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