On My Shelf with Sofia Quintero — Founder & CEO of EnjoyHQ (California)
Sofia is the founder and CEO at EnjoyHQ. 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
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
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
The ONE Thing
The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
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
Can’t Hurt Me
Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
by David Goggins
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
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
by James Clear
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
The SPEED of Trust
The One Thing That Changes Everything
by Stephen M .R. Covey
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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