I’m regularly asked for product manager book recommendations. There are lots of excellent books about product management, but these are the ones I'd consider essential to any PM’s bookshelf.
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Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful TeamsBy Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson and Nate Walkingshaw
From my foreword: “Your guide to navigating product leadership, the one I never had. Within these pages you’ll hear a diversity of opinions from the industry’s most successful and respected product leaders, insights that will help you lead your team and deliver exceptional products.”
Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from JazzBy Frank Barrett
Jazz is messy, and musicians seem to court disaster night after night. What can product leaders learn from how these artists approach their art? Barrett’s entertaining book formed the backbone for my essay on jazz and product management.
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Last updated: June 17, 2016
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