13 Books I Recommend for Product Managers

A list of books with digest reviews for Product Managers at all stages of their careers

Curtis Stanier
The Startup

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One of my favorite parts of our product community is the chance to grab a coffee (virtual or otherwise) with others to share stories and ideas. During these conversations, I find myself recommending a certain selection of books repeatedly that really resonated with myself and also with those that read them.

In my practice of documenting topics that repeatedly come up, I thought I’d share this list.

These books fall broadly into four categories:

  • Product Culture
  • People & Leadership
  • Measurement & Performance
  • UX & Design

The list contains a wide range of topics to help you narrow down the books that are most useful for you, I’ve included a brief paragraph of why I found each book useful and the situations where I would refer back to it. If you’re just looking for the books without my commentary — scroll to the end to find it summarised in list form.

Consider this a living list. I’ll keep upcoming back to add and update as I find things I find useful (and expect you will too!)

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Curtis Stanier
The Startup

Director of Product at @DeliveryHeroCom. Formerly @HelloFresh, @BBC, @Atos. Passion for product, business &tech. I like helping people solve problems. Berlin