Always Be Learning! Product Edition

Cathy Zhang
2 min readFeb 19, 2017


So you’re new to Product (or not). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You’re unsure about where to start (or not). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Here’s a working list of resources for growth oriented PMs; packaged as books, articles, tools, podcasts, and events. Opinions & biases are my own.


The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank

The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

The Principals of Product Development Flow by Donald G. Reinertsen

Data Science for Business by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett

Articles / Blogs

Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager by Ben Horowitz

Product Management is Neither an Art nor a Science by Gannon Hall

10x Not 10% by Ken Norton

Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile by Matthias Marschall

Basecs by Vaidehi Joshi

Yes, Virginia, You Can Estimate That by Camille Fournier

Product Prioritization 101 by Martin Eriksson

The PM’s Guide to CD and DevOps by Suzie Prince

Product Manager & UX Designer — What’s the Difference? by Marcin Treder

Everything A PM Needs To Know About Experiments by Simon Cast

Everything A PM Needs To Know About Analytics by Simon Cast

Multivariate Testing 101: A Scientific Method by Paras Chopra

What is an API? In English, Please by Petr Gazarov

Why PMs Should Do All Their Own QA Testing by Vince Law

How Google is Remaking Itself as a “Machine Learning First” Company by Steven Levy

What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning by Mike Yeomans

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory by John Cutler

4 Things I Learned Designing UI for VR at Disney by James Hsu

VR and your Product Development Process by Jason Monberg And Dale Knauss

10 Ways Mobile is Changing the role of PMs by Ashley Sefferman

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT. By Rik Higham

What is a Technical Product Manager, anyway? by Daniel Elizalde


A/B Significance Test Calculator on

Periscope, Looker, Apache Hive

A Visual Intro to Machine Learning

Product Management Checklist by Vanessa Colina

CoderByte & CodeWars

Trello, Craft, JIRA 101


Harvard CS50: Intro to Computer Science on edx

Introduction to Public Speaking on Coursera

Introduction to Machine Learning on Coursera

User Experience Design Course at GA

Intro to SQL: Querying & Managing Data at KhanAcademy

Podcasts & Organizations

Product Hunt Radio on iTunes or Soundcloud

This Is Product Management Podcast

Mind The Product conference in London or SF

Product Management Meetups

Product Manager HQ on Slack



Cathy Zhang

100% savage 👩🏻‍💻 ex @Carta @CondeNast @Birchbox @UN and yes, I like martial arts.