Recommended Books for Product Managers

This is a dynamic list of books I found useful and helpful on different topics related to product management.

On building teams

  1. Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
  2. High Output Management
  3. Score Takes Care Of Itself
  4. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action
  5. Lying

On strategy and building products

  1. The Innovator’s Dilemma
  2. Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
  3. One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making
  4. Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
  5. 7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy
  6. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  7. Zero to One
  8. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
  9. Thinking in Systems
  10. Frankenstein

On culture

  1. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  2. That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea
  3. What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
  4. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  5. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

On self-improvement

  1. Principles: Life and Work
  2. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
  3. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

On writing

  1. On Writing Well
  2. Studies in the Way of Words

On design

  1. The Design of Everyday Things
  2. A Pattern Language
  3. Universal Principles of Design
  4. Super Normal
  5. Living with Complexity
  6. Creativity, Inc.
  7. Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
  8. The Elements of Typographic Style

On psychology and human behavior

  1. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  2. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
  3. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
  4. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
  5. Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
  6. The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do
  7. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
  8. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress
  9. The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It