On My Shelf with David Gill — CPO at Schibsted Marketplaces (Finland)

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About me

I’ve been working with marketplace product development for the last decade, and there is still so much left to learn! I recently took on the role as CPO at Schibsted Marketplaces Finland.

On my shelf

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Inspired

How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
by Marty Cagan

My opinion

Probably on everyone’s shelf already, put it on your boss’s shelf? Incredibly useful as “the one book you need to read” for someone curious to understand what modern product development is about. In particular for executives/C-suite in more traditional digital companies!

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni

My opinion

This book is useful both for seasoned professionals and PM’s who want to deepen their understanding of how to build healthy, high-performing teams. Unlike many other management books, it’s written like a novel which makes not only for insightful but also entertaining reading. It focuses on the role of trust in teams. Hint: it’s the foundation for everything.

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Judgment in Managerial Decision Making

by Max H. Bazerman

My opinion

Despite the extremely dry-sounding title, this book helped me understand human bias. Similar thematically but shorter and easier to look up different biases than “Thinking, fast and slow” by Daniel Kahneman (another great book for PMs).

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The Coaching Habit

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead
by Michael Bungay Stanier

My opinion

Very hands-on, actionable book for leaders and PMs to have richer conversations with team members. Some powerful question I use on a weekly basis.

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Sense & Respond

How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously
by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

My opinion

One of the best books about product discovery, the most looked-over fundamental part of product development. An accessible, funny and important read!

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Brave New Work

Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?
by Aaron Dignan

My opinion

Inspiring and sometimes a painful read about some of the weird, taken-for-granted, ways that many companies operate — and how to break it down and build something better!

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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.

Fadeelah Al-horaibi

Written by

Product Manager

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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