On My Shelf with Sofia Quintero — Founder & CEO of EnjoyHQ (California)

Fadeelah Al-horaibi
Oct 5 · 3 min read
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About me

Sofia is the founder and CEO at . Sofia has over a decade of experience working in early-stage tech startups. Before EnjoyHQ, Sofia was the Head of Growth at Geckoboard and previously she worked on change management programs for pharma and telecoms in the UK and global advertising campaigns for consumer brands (P&G). When she is not working you can find her skateboarding in Venice Beach, California.

On my shelf

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Switch

How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

My opinion

The switch is an incredibly helpful book that will give you concrete tactics and the foundational knowledge of psychology needed to understand how to affect change in your organisation. Product management is about change management. However, I’m always surprised by how few product managers are aware of its importance.

305 pages, Crown Business 2010

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The ONE Thing

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

My opinion

Focus is everything. Multitasking is a fallacy, you build a great product with focus. If you are the type of person that feels good about engaging in multiple projects and activities at the same time or still believe multi-tasking is a thing. This book is for you. Product managers wear multiple hats but not at the same time.

240 pages, Bard Press 2013

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Can’t Hurt Me

Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
by David Goggins

My opinion

This book is about increasing your ability to deal with real challenges. Is about grit and focus. This is a life-changing book that any PM wanting to grow as a leader should read.

364 pages, Lioncrest Publishing 2020

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Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by James Clear

My opinion

The product team’s productivity starts with the individual, leading a product team means building habits that can sustain excellence over time. This book teaches you to do that.

320 pages, Avery 2018

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The SPEED of Trust

The One Thing That Changes Everything
by Stephen M .R. Covey

My opinion

This is an old book that never gets old. It’s about understanding what drives people and how you can build the trust you need to lead change, stay focused, and thrive for excellence while maintaining your integrity.

354 pages, FranklinCovey 2008

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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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