My personal favorites

Here are a few books I highly recommend that helped me improve my product management and software development skills.

  • Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!

    by Greg Crabtre

    A fantastic book for gaining insight into the financial aspects of a business and the key financial indicators to evaluate the overall health of the business.

  • Continuous Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value

    by Teresa Torres

    Highlights the significance of cross-functional teams, weekly customer interviews, and using The Opportunity Solution Tree tool to connect business goals, customer needs, and ideas for experimentation.

  • 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers

    by Zeno Rocha

    It's a concise and practical guide that provides actionable tips for becoming a better software engineer, as well as valuable insights from experienced industry developers.

  • Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (3rd Edition)

    by Ash Maurya

    A practical guide for validating business ideas, achieving product market fit, and launching quickly. Offers clear framework for testing and iterating products, and identifying right problems for customers.

  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

    by Nir Eyal

    Learn how to design habit-forming products with a valuable guide that explores the psychology of habit formation and provides actionable strategies for ethical and user-focused product design.

  • The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

    by Rob Fitzpatrick

    A must-read for anyone who works at startups, builds products, talks to customers, wants to sell a product or idea effectively, and wants to gather customer feedback.

  • Think Like a UX Researcher: How to Observe Users, Influence Design, and Shape Business Strategy

    by David Travis & Philip Hodgson

    An incredibly dense and well-structured book that provides insights into the principles and methods of user experience research, enabling the collection of comprehensive attitudinal and behavioral data.

  • Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value

    by Melissa Perri

    This book is essential for any organization looking to become product-led. It provides a clear and actionable framework for shifting from a build-driven culture to a product-driven one

  • Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love (2nd Edition)

    by Marty Cagan

    It provides valuable insights from industry leaders like Google, Apple, and Amazon on their approach to product development and the vital role of product managers.

  • The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback

    by Dan Olsen

    Lean methodology guide for product managers, with real-world examples, practical tips, and easy-to-follow steps on idea validation, feature prioritization, and success measurement.