On My Shelf with Amit Godbole — Product Tank Pune Organizer (India)

Stefanie Bialas
Sep 14 · 5 min read
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About me

I love building products that delight. An Ex- Scientific games, EA Sports, I am currently building a product for a property tech start-up and organizing the product tank community in Pune. As a kid, I would go to our community library to study; that gave me an opportunity to read a lot of books and develop a lifelong affinity to books.


On my shelf

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Start With Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek

My opinion

This was referred to me by a friend when I started in product management and I found it more useful not only for building products but a general guide to goal setting. The book explains why many companies, although having a great product and great management fail: because they do not have a clear why or don’t have a why in general. This even applies to us in our personal life.


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Don’t Make Me Think

A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug

My opinion

I picked this up while reviewing UX for one of our products. If you are in the business of designing and building products like me, then I am sure you would love the insights. The book talks about the laws of usability in web design and is ideal for beginners into usability.


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Co-Create

How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration
by David Nour

My opinion

Referred to me by my CEO, this is by far a must-read for building an alternative view on disrupting products of the future. How to unite customers, employees, and organizations together and create a market gravity pull to co-create value a future. A vision that is shared and not only from top-down. The book is full of practical insights, concepts, and advice that can be used to improve business. As rightly said by David Nour “Co-creation of value takes a certain level of respect, trust, intimacy, and, most important, an authentic commitment to one another best interests”.


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Legacy

by James Kerr

My opinion

A thought-provoking read, the book explains the ethos of the world’s most successful sporting team. Legacy is an exploration of leadership, culture, and of the techniques and tactics needed to build and hone a team that will last beyond the test of time. Infused in culture, and mystic, I was mesmerized by the long term vision explained. I recommend this as a quintessential team building book.


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The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why It Matters
by Priya Parker

My opinion

When we started building the product tank community, we had a lot of questions on the purpose, mission, benefits - and this book helped me answer them a lot. The book explains how a group of small spirited individuals can do extraordinary things and bring about change in dozens of examples mentioned. A delightful read, this is useful for any PM trying to build a community or customer advisory boards for their products.


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Confessions of the Pricing Man

How Price Affects Everything
by Hermann Simon



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Stefanie Bialas

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https://worldofassortment.blogspot.com/ | Passioned about technology and Salesforce, running and sports lover | Learning about different cultures every day!

PM Library

With the PM Library, we help you explore new books and topics around tech, business and design because we believe reading is essential to building better products and growing in our careers. We are a team of dedicated product people based in Barcelona, London and Munich.

Stefanie Bialas

Written by

https://worldofassortment.blogspot.com/ | Passioned about technology and Salesforce, running and sports lover | Learning about different cultures every day!

PM Library

With the PM Library, we help you explore new books and topics around tech, business and design because we believe reading is essential to building better products and growing in our careers. We are a team of dedicated product people based in Barcelona, London and Munich.

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