Reading List

I have presented a list of books that I have read and found it extremely useful for performing your role as Product Manager. Please be aware that the list is not exhaustive, there are lots of other good books that I have not read yet. If you think there are any good books that I had missed, please drop it in the comments section.

To start with Product Management – To understand the entire basics of Product Management, please read the following 2 books. I believe it covers the basics pretty well. I might be biased in my recommendation of books (purely from the perspective of Product Management of Technology products)

    

After going through basic of Product Management, focus on the following books to learn more about business models that will elaborate possible monetization methodologies.

   

To know more about Product Strategy/Innovation, I would suggest reading the following books. Those books provide an overview of how the manage the products over its lifetime. While Geoffrey A. Moore focuses more on the initial product life cycles and elaborates what needs to be done to successfully cross the chasm for wide acceptability of the product, Clayton M. Christensen and Andrew S. Grove talks about how to beat the inflection point by identifying potential disruptors.

                 

Following books help on design thinking

    

As you evolve into highers roles of Product Management, we slowly need to start thinking beyond the product and start focusing on how the organization has to be structured to build successful products. This books will definitely be handy

    

Even though i am not reading too many of those books. I am big fan of books related to behavioral economics. It provides lot more details on why customers behave in such a way.

         

For building great startups, following books by Peter Thiel and Ben Horowitz is of tremendous use

   

 

2 Responses

  1. Rainer Simmoleit September 4, 2016 / 11:04 AM

    Indeed a very good reading list. I would also add “Ten Faces of Innovation” from Tom Kelley

    • Murali October 8, 2016 / 9:27 AM

      Rainer, glad that you liked the list. I will add ‘Ten Faces of Innovation’. Sorry for the late response.

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