This is a curated list based on recommendations of experienced friends / professional references on how I should start building knowledge to become a great product manager.

My goal here is to immerse myself on the concepts of product management and soak up as much knowledge possible to implement this on my day-to-day routine.

Remember (how to learn something):

  • focus on what's interesting,
  • ignore (skip) what's boring
  • you don't have the obligation to read the whole book. read only what's appealing to you. if it's trash, throw it away.
  • take smart notes and write a guide summarizing your findings to make this knowledge more accessible to rookies in the future

Who to follow on Twitter:

Absolutely mandatory (I don't believe you are not reading every single word this person has written):

Nice to follow:

Reading list:



How to read:

  • First skim the books to see if they are useful or not.
  • While skimming, take note of the important parts (but don't fully read them. just note down what you think is important)
  • Come back and read the important parts carefully and summarize them
  • Don't read the parts you don't find interesting, and don't feel guilty about that. This is not a school assignment, no one is going to judge you for that. Take what you want, and leave.
  • If the book is not useful or interesting, drop it and forget it. Do not waste your time and energy by forcing yourself to read something you don't want to.
  • I've found the Inspired Product Management and Cracking the PM Interview Books to be uninteresting, so I just ignored them.
  • There are probably things that I lost by doing that, but I invested this time in learning things I actually find interesting and inspiring, so I think it was a net positive.

For Skimming:

(you can obviously tell my favorites)

  • Shape Up ❤️
  • Product Led Organization
  • Never Split the Difference ❤️
  • The hard thing about the hard things ❤️
  • Don't Make me Think
  • Drive
  • Team Topologies
  • A Pattern Language
  • The Nature of Order ❤️
  • High Output Management
  • The Effective Executive ❤️
  • When Kale and Coffee Compete ❤️
  • Product Led Growth ❤️
  • Smartcuts ❤️
  • Crossing the Chasm
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself
  • Sprint
  • Lean startup
  • Product Led Onboarding