On My Shelf with Lewis C. Lin — Author of The Product Manager Interview (Seattle, United States)

Fadeelah Al-horaibi
Jan 11 · 4 min read
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About me

I’m the creator of the CIRCLES Method, featured in my PM book Decode and Conquer. CNN named me the “top 10 job tweeters you should be following.” I was also Microsoft’s Director of Product Management, responsible for the Bing advertising platform. Before Microsoft, I worked at Google, leading new AdWords product launches.

On my shelf

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The Lean Product Playbook

How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback
by Dan Olsen

My opinion

It’s the best book on what the day-to-day PM role is all about from start-to-finish. It’s a perfect introduction for beginners, but an equally useful reference for experts. Dan gets credit for being prescriptive and to the point, which is a rarity in this space.

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Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

My opinion

He makes an elegant case for being small and focused. He also is a big advocate for contrarian thinking. Focus, small, contrarian thinking are the keys to successful innovation. Most PMs struggle with this.

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That Will Never Work

The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea
by Marc Randolph

My opinion

Penned by Netflix’s co-founder, it’s a reminder that innovation isn’t fast, elegant, or special. In other words, there’s no magic.

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How To Win Friends And Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

My opinion

Successful PMs get things done. And they can’t get things done without others. Dale Carnegie’s book is filled with tips on how to get along with others.

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Traction

How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
by Gabriel Weinberg

My opinion

Growth is finally having its moment with product managers, and this is the best book on growth marketing tactics.

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Fadeelah Al-horaibi

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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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